Keep active with a physical challenge

Run a Virtual Marathon

If you were planning on running for us this year, or want to take on the challenge, why not run or walk the full distance near home?

Get Sponsored to Stay Active

If you’d like to try something a bit different, get sponsored for a ‘dance-a-thon’, yoga challenge or climbing the stairs 100 times a day. Set up a JustGiving page to get started.

Centre to Centre

Tackle this challenge at, or near, your home by virtually walking the distance between our four centres.

Child gardening

Stay connected with your friends and family

Host a Virtual Coffee Morning

Even though you can’t invite your friends and family over you can still do it virtually! Bake up a storm, cook along live and play games together to help raise money for Wessex Cancer Trust. Video platforms like Zoom and Skype are easy ways to get you set up!

Host a Virtual Quiz

A fun and simple way to encourage friends, family and colleagues to test their general knowledge, while helping raise vital funds for people with cancer. We’ve got looks of quiz questions for you to choose from.

Virtual Bingo Night

Organise a night like no other, and host your own Bingo Night! There are lots of online bingo callers and bingo cards you can use, so run something a bit different during this lockdown! Donate the entry fees from all of your friends and family!

Virtual Dinner Party

Organise a virtual dinner party with your friends and family, and ask if everyone could donate the cost that they would usually spend on going out for dinner. Agree a time, make your dinner, and everyone logs in, and eats together, it’s as simple as that. Minimal washing up too! You could even up the ante and make it a Ready, Steady, Cook challenge.

Green Fingers Sweepstake

Choose your favourite plant and encourage your friends to sow seeds at the same time as you. Ask them for a donation, and over time you can watch your seeds change from seedlings into grown plants. The gardener of the plant that shows its first fruit or flower wins half the sweepstake donation. Donate the other half to Wessex Cancer Trust

Easy ways to support people with cancer at home


If you’re thinking of having a clear-out, why not sell items on eBay and donate any money you raise to Wessex Cancer Trust? Find out how to do it and remember to arrange safe local collection with your buyers following social distancing guidelines.

Celebrate and Give

While meeting up in person for special occasions might not be possible right now, you could set up a Facebook fundraiser and encourage friends to donate instead.

Host your own Virtual Collection

Ask your friends and family to donate to your Justgiving page to raise money for the Trust. You could set up a virtual collection as a way to celebrate your birthday or simply to support the Trust during this challenging time. To start collecting now, click here.

Contact us

We would love to hear how you and your family are getting involved. Send your stories and snaps to or share them on social media tagging @WessexCancer and using the hashtag #VirtualWessexCancer.

For more information or support contact our Fundraising and Event’s Team
Telephone: 023 8067 2200

Our Fundraising Promise