Tracy Dove

The Wessex Cancer Trust team really understand the needs of local cancer patients and it is a privilege to be able to give something back to enable them to continue their highly-valued work. Close family members and friends have all been very grateful for the help received from Wessex Cancer Trust over the past couple of years. In particular, the Daisy Bus takes much of the stress out of daily journeys between the ferry and the hospitals in Southampton and Portsmouth for radiotherapy and other treatments. Living with cancer is such an emotional time and having the support of Wessex Cancer Trust services makes a real positive difference to everyday life.

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.

Tracy Dove