Chance to support cancer charity

By a County Press reporter

Thursday, April 3, 2014


ISLANDERS have the chance to support a local cancer charity in the run-up to Easter.

An around-the-Island flight, vouchers for restaurants and pubs, and pamper treatments are among the prizes on offer in the Wessex Cancer Trust's Easter raffle.

Tickets for the raffle are available now from the centre for just £1 a strip with all proceeds going towards the running of Wessex Cancer Trust Support Centre at 19-21 Lugley Street, Newport, which provides help and support to anyone whose life is touched by cancer, whether as a patient, family member or carer or anyone with a concern about cancer looking for information.

The centre, which opened in July last year, provides anything from a cup of tea and a friendly chat to complementary therapies offered free of charge to those affected by cancer.

Currently open Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday, between 10am and 4pm the centre also contains a library of leaflets and information, a small IT area and information about grants and travel assistance to mainland appointments and respite care.

The winning tickets for the Easter Raffle will be drawn on Wednesday, April 23, during a visit to the centre from Island MP Andrew Turner.

Centre manager Lynda Blenkinsop said, "We are extremely grateful to the many businesses and individuals who have donated prizes for our Easter raffle and hope that as many people as possible will take part to help us raise the much needed funds to continue and expand our support for people touched by cancer on the Island."


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by Ian MacWatt

3rd April 2014, at 20:44:13

The Wessex Cancer Trust Support Centre on Wight does a superb job providing help in so many ways to cancer sufferers and their families. We fully support this much needed Wight initiative by Wessex Cancer Trust and will continue to channel people in need of help and, where possible, funds, from our new Charity Shop at 162 HighStreet, Ryde.
Ian MacWatt
Caring Cancer Trust
Non-animal tested Research and Support.

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