Wessex Cancer Trust believes 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 helps and supports anyone affected by cancer regardless of age, gender or type of cancer.  Our dedicated team are committed to offering free support for as long as people need it, away from a hospital environment. 

At all our cancer Support Centres, clients are welcomed by volunteer befrienders who are equipped to provide information, support and a listening ear. A team of specialist counsellors are on hand help deal with the emotional impact of cancer, and complementary therapies aim to improve well-being, help with pain management and increase self-confidence. 

We provide health and well-being information, exercise programmes and courses to help you move on from cancer.

Each year Wessex Cancer Trust reaches over 8,000 people in the local community.


We believe that everyone living with cancer should have a local place to go, to get the support they need, when they need it.

To help local people living with cancer by offering emotional, physical and practical support.

  • To provide practical and emotional support to cancer patients and their families close to home

  • To provide information to help everyone understand about cancer, prevention, causes and treatments

  • To have services guided by the people we support in order to achieve the best outcomes for them

  • To work in partnership with other charities and health care professionals to ensure we use funds wisely and deliver maximum impact


Our sister organisation Jersey Cancer Trust is committed to providing help and support to Channel Island cancer patients.