Patricia Collyer

In March 2017 I was diagnosed with stage 3 breast cancer which had also spread to my lymph nodes. Six months after I was diagnosed, my sister in law Sandra was also diagnosed with breast cancer.

I had to undergo a full mastectomy, which also included the removal of my lymph nodes, followed by Chemotherapy and Radiotherapy treatments. Sandra also had to undergo surgery and again followed by Chemotherapy and Radiotherapy treatments.

Sandra was introduced to the Wessex Cancer trust early into her treatment. Finding the help and support invaluable. She invited me along to a coffee morning, where the staff and volunteers were absolutely amazing and very supportive. They continue to offer support to us both even though we are now in remission and well on the road to recovery.

By sponsoring us, we hope to raise enough money to help the centres continuing support for everyone that has been affected by cancer.

We hope to complete the 20 miles in 5 hours which will be an enormous challenge for both of us. Any amount you could give in supporting us, would be amazing.

Wessex Cancer Trust believe that there should be help and support available to everyone living with cancer, when and where they need it.

Community is at the heart of Wessex Cancer Trust – we put services in local communities so people affected by cancer have somewhere to go at a time when they most need support.


A diagnosis can have a huge impact on the entire family. That’s why we’re committed to providing free support to anyone affected by cancer for as long as they need us. Our six cancer support centres are safe places for people to receive the emotional, practical and physical support they need.


From coffee mornings, to craft groups and wellness classes, people come together to meet people who understand what they are going through. We’re proud that our centres are a safe community for anyone affected by cancer.

Patricia Collyer