Julia James

Amber, Viki, Paula, Clare and I are all taking part to help raise awareness of this project which we all want to support as it means so much to the Island to have these services available locally and for a bit of fun (well I'm hoping it's fun anyway!).

Your support is greatly appreciated - you could come along on Sunday and watch the fun, there will be facilities available on the site * Toilets * Food/drink/ice cream vans * Bar * Barbecue * Cafe * Bouncy castle * Live music * Sweet stall * at Sandown Airport. We are all in the first wave starting at 11:00 (although I may still be trying to climb 10 giant inflatables several hours later!)

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

Every year around 23,000 people are diagnosed with cancer within the Wessex region. A diagnosis can be a shock and have a huge impact on an entire family.  Wessex Cancer Trust is committed to offering free support for as long as people need it.

At all of our cancer centre clients are welcomed by our volunteer befrienders who are equipped to provide information, support and a listening ear. Our team of specialist counsellors are there to help deal with the emotional impact of cancer and our complementary therapies aim to improve wellbeing, help with pain management and increase self-confidence.

Wessex Cancer Trust also provide dedicated children's services, singing therapy groups, programmes to help people move on from cancer and a transport scheme which provides over 20,000 passenger journeys each year. 

Each year Wessex Cancer Trust are able to reach over 8,000 people in the local community.

Julia James