Stories And News Latest News International Day of Charity The 5th September 2017 is the International Day of Charity, and here at Wessex Cancer Trust we would like to celebrate and raise awareness of all that we, and other charities across the world, continue to achieve. Set on the anniversary of the death of Mother Teresa, the day serves to commemorate the tireless and dedicated work that she did to aid poverty and suffering in the world. At Wessex Trust we 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, and this can have a huge impact on both themselves and their family members. To help with this, we provide support to anyone affected by cancer, regardless of their age, gender or type of cancer. Our dedicated team work hard to offer committed and free support for as long as people need it, away from a hospital environment. The Trust was created 35 years ago with the aim of providing relief for those with cancer as well as their family members, and we are now proud to reach over 8,000 people in the local community each year. Thanks to your support we are able to provide them with health and well-being information, exercise programmes and courses to help them move on from cancer. No matter how much time you have, or how much you can afford to spare financially, there are numerous ways in which you can get involved with this amazing day and support a great cause. From joining one of our fundraising events, volunteering in one of our charity shops or simply making a donation online, you could help us to continue to provide help and support to local people affected by cancer.