Stories And News Latest News Wessex Cancer Trust to Celebrate Cancer Survival with Flagship Event Wessex Cancer Trust, invite you to join us at our second annual flagship fundraising event – Walk for Hope, on Sunday 10th June 2018 in Burley, New Forest. Thanks to advances in cancer prevention, early detection & treatment, more people than ever before are surviving the disease and Walk for Hope will be celebrating this achievement. 100 walkers took part last year and raised £25,000 to support families in the region affected by cancer. In 2018, they are hoping it will be even bigger. You can choose to take on a ten or twenty-mile challenge which will take walkers through the beautiful woodland of the New Forest. 2017 10 Mile participant said, “Fab walk through beautiful countryside. Time to reflect, be thankful and forever hopeful.” On the day the route will be fully marshalled with toilets, first aid and supporters at various points along the way. There will also be refreshments and a well-deserved medal at the finish line. To sign up to Walk for Hope and take advantage of their early bird offer of £20 per person (or £70 for a team of four) – valid until Feb 28th, go to the event page: https://www.wessexcancer.org.uk/Event/walk-for-hope-2018 Everyone who signs up to Walk for Hope will receive: Official Walk for Hope t-shirt to proudly wear on your walk A full briefing pack containing advice on training Fundraising pack and support to help you reach your goal Completion medal Event Manager, Rachel Coombs believes that “Walk for Hope will be a day that unites survivors, patients and supporters - women and men - to celebrate, support and inspire. It will be an amazing day”. 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.