Wessex Cancer Trust was established in 1981 to provide relief for adults, teenagers and children living with cancer and for their carers. It also aims to promote research into the disease and to advance education into its causes, prevention and treatment.

With thanks to the generous public Wessex Cancer Trust currently provides free counselling and complementary therapy services, promotes awareness and publishes a series of leaflets covering early warning signs, treatment and advice for patients. Each year many individuals receive financial grants to alleviate hardship resulting from the impact of cancer on patients and their families.

In addition to this Wessex Cancer Trust has funded major projects including the Piam Brown Children’s Oncology Ward at the Southampton General Hospital, ground breaking research at the University of Southampton and the provision of mobile breast screening units. Improving care for adults and children living with cancer is the biggest item of expenditure for the Trust.

This challenge adds to the many other projects in care, education and research which the Wessex Cancer Trust are continually working on in order to promote relief and support for cancer sufferers across the Wessex region.

Mission Statement

The Wessex Cancer Trust is a charity committed to raising funds to complement and initiate improvement of cancer care services by supporting patients, families and carers; Providing education and information for patients, families and professionals; promoting cancer prevention; funding early detection and research mainly throughout Hampshire, Dorset, Wiltshire, Isle of Wight and the Channel Islands.