Claire Carter

I don't need to tell you how rubbish cancer is, you all know it. Most of you will know that it's been an absolute rat (there are kids in the team ... my words would be much stronger!) to my family as well.

Jack is only just starting to dip his toe into understanding mortality, and asking the difficult questions. What better way to avoid frightening the bejeebus out of him than to get him involved in understanding that if we work together, we can hope for better, we can hope for change and we can love and laugh and be silly while we remember the total legends that cancer has stolen from us.

So join us in uniting against the biggest rat of all! Any sponsorship greatly appreciated!

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.

Claire Carter