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Message Keeping you connected with Wessex Cancer Trust

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See our Summer of Events

Advice on Coping This Christmas

Read Emily’s Story


Inside Welcome this Issue Hello and welcome to the winter edition of The Message. It’s the time of year when our thoughts turn to making plans for the festive season. For most of us this means thinking about decorating our homes, choosing gifts and inviting friends and family to join us for a feast. Although typically a time of happiness, we understand that Christmas can also be a difficult time for many, especially if you are living with cancer. On page 5 we share some simple tips that can help you make the most of Christmas this year. As a charity solely reliant on voluntary donations, funding has become ever more an issue. Our fundraising team have risen to the challenge in lots of ways, particularly with exciting new events including the Walk for Hope, our enhanced Air Festival lunch and Golf Day, and several challenge events which you can hear more about on pages 10-13. It has been wonderful to see how these events (and others) have been so hugely supported by the local community. We rely heavily on this local support to be able to continue to help fund the work of our Cancer Support Centres, which deliver so much to local families affected by cancer. On pages 8-9 you can read Emily's story, a mother of two who was diagnosed with womb cancer at just 31. Her story of family and courage is representative of the people we see in our Centres every day. With your help we are able to keep supporting people like Emily, so please do consider giving a gift to Wessex Cancer Trust this Christmas if you are able to. On behalf of Wessex Cancer Trust may I wish you a very happy & healthy festive season.

Cait Allen CEO

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Centre News

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Hear from a Volunteer

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Coping with Cancer this Christmas

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Summer with Wessex

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Monster Dash Success

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Corporate News

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In the Community & Dates for your Diary visit www.wessexcancer.org.uk This newsletter is produced three times a year and is sent to over 10,000 supporters. If you have any comments, we would very much like to hear from you. If you would prefer to receive the newsletter by email or not receive it at all, please either email, telephone or write to us using our contact details below. Wessex Cancer Trust, 91-95 Winchester Road, Chandlers Ford, SO53 2GG Phone: 023 8067 2200 Email: wct@wessexcancer.org.uk Wessex Cancer Trust is a registered charity and a company limited by guarantee, registered in England and Wales. Charity Registration No. 1110216. Company No. 5416311.

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Sing for Life Our Support Choirs

Wessex Cancer Trust have 3 thriving singing groups covering the areas of Totton, Salisbury and Cosham, which are open for cancer patients and their families/carers. The number of singers continues to increase as more people realise how much better you can feel after a good sing. Singing provides some gentle exercise and increases one’s sense of well-being. The choirs are drop-in groups; you are not expected to come every week, but having said that, most people can’t stay away once they have tried it! Recently the Salisbury choir has performed outside Tesco in Salisbury and our Totton group have sung at Southampton IKEA and The Horrill Centre in Hythe. As the evenings draw in and Christmas approaches look out for us across the region, or better still come and join us!

Elizabeth Arden Pamper Days This Autumn saw Beauticians from Elizabeth Arden come in and pamper a few of our clients. The “Back to Basics” event showed our lovely clients how even a simple skin care routine can be effective. One question many attendees had was how to create their eye brows, which had been lost through Chemotherapy. The Beauticians demonstrated how to draw a natural eyebrow, giving everyone a real confidence boost. A big thank you to the team at Elizabeth Arden.

New Bournemouth Support Group for Partners and Carers New to our Bournemouth Support Centre is their Support Group for partners and carers of people with cancer. One of their regular clients suggested it would be a good place for loved ones to meet and share their stories and support one another. The group meets at the Bournemouth Centre every second Wednesday of the month at 2pm.

Mindfulness Course Success Thanks to lottery funding, this year we've provided an 8 week mindfulness course in three of Cancer Support Centres. One attendee said: ''I am finally giving myself permission to be kind to myself. I underestimated the power of breath and I have learnt to appreciate everything which has been important in me moving forward.'' If you would like to learn more about the benefits of mindfulness please visit the online community section of our website.

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Hear from a Volunteer Caroline Baker Wessex Cancer Trust Shop Assistant Our 8 charity shops raise vital funds towards our local cancer care support services for patients and families living with cancer. To do this we rely on a network of friendly volunteer shop assistants who help serve customers, sort the stock and design shop windows. We caught up with our volunteer Caroline to hear about why she’s so passionate about volunteering for the Trust. How did you find out about Wessex Cancer Trust and what made you get involved in volunteering?

comes in is very nice. The other volunteers and management are friendly and supportive, and will help find the right roles in the shop to suit you!

I have incurable myelofibrosis cancer, which meant that I had to give up work. After a couple of years at home I decided to search for volunteering opportunities online. It was through this that I discovered that a Wessex Cancer Trust shop was opening in my local area of Hythe. I thought that this would be a great way for me to get back into a work environment without too much stress.

Yes, I had never worked in a shop before so coming here has provided me with till skills, enabled me to meet new people and taught me about stock control. Here you get the support to learn and can go at your own pace without any pressure.

What does your role as a volunteer involve on a day to day basis?

Does it mean a lot to you knowing that your hard work is helping to fund the Trust’s Support Centres?

My role is really varied and flexible, which I really enjoy. I am happy to do a variety of things, and frequently work on the tills and get involved with sorting stock. I also do quite a bit of the shop’s admin as this is what my career was based upon.

Yes, as someone who has cancer, it means a lot to be able to do something for a cancer charity, especially one that works for the region that I live in.

Are there any particular skills that you would advise someone has if they are considering becoming a volunteer? No, not really. Volunteering in one of the Trust’s shops is very flexible and caters to your needs; you just need to enjoy meeting people. The shop is a community base and on the whole everybody who

Have you developed any new skills through volunteering?

And finally do you enjoy being a volunteer for Wessex Cancer Trust? Yes, I really do. I think that it has done me some personal good, as well as for the charity and my local community. My condition means that I have some really bad days, but volunteering in the shop gives me a focus and cheers me up. I would certainly recommend it!

Current Opportunities We are always looking for volunteers to help us here at Wessex, with the following roles currently available: • Befriender • Shop Assistant • Events Assistant

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• Collection Tin Co-ordinator • Event Steward and Cheering Squad • Fundraising Group Member For more information and details of how to apply, please visit our website www.wessexcancer.org.uk/volunteering

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Seasonal Support

Coping at Christmas Although typically a time of happiness and a chance to get together with friends and family, Christmas can also be a stressful and difficult time for many. This can become particularly true if you have cancer, as your symptoms and treatment may make it more challenging for you to enjoy all the traditions of the festive season. With the help of some simple tips you can still make the most of Christmas this year.

Pace Yourself

Express your Needs

Christmas can be a busy period for everyone, and this can feel overwhelming when combined with the increased tiredness that many patients feel during and after treatment. Make sure that you take some time out for yourself and remember you don’t have to accept every invitation. If you’re lacking the energy to go Christmas shopping, then consider ordering gifts online or make a list and ask a family member to go shopping for you.

Tell others if you are finding it difficult to cope and accept offers of help. Be specific about things people can do to assist like help with cooking, shopping or travel to appointments. Practise being assertive and remember that you don’t have to do anything that you don’t want to, especially if you’re not feeling up to it.

Be Gentle with Yourself

Loss of appetite, feeling sick or changes in taste are all common side effects of treatment, and may make enjoying all of the festive food more difficult. To combat this you could ask for smaller portions, or say that you only want to eat certain things.

Give yourself permission to get through the holiday season the best way you can. Try to accept any limitations and remember celebrations do not have to be perfect. Enjoy the small things like a hot bath or watching one of your favourite movies. Making time for these pleasures can help boost your mood.

Festive Feasts

For some festive recipes this Christmas visit our website. www.wessexcancer.org.uk

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joinsground groundbreaking breakingresearch researchinto intocancer cancertreatment treatment joins Wessex Cancer Trust Wessex Cancer Trust Wessex region been chosen by NHS England to carry out ground breaking research cancer TheThe Wessex region has has been chosen by NHS England to carry out ground breaking research intointo cancer treatment. The national Cancer Transformation Fund will invest over £2m in giving local people across Hampshire treatment. The national Cancer Transformation Fund will invest over £2m in giving local people across Hampshire Dorset an opportunity to access the best most update to date before having cancer surgery. andand Dorset an opportunity to access the best andand most up to carecare before having cancer surgery. Thestudy pilot study thatattracted has attracted attention frommost the most The pilot that has attention from the senior cancer experts is to be called WesFit, which is short senior cancer experts is to be called WesFit, which is short for for Wessex Fit for Surgery. The aim is to prepare people for their Wessex Fit for Surgery. The aim is to prepare people for their operation by offering them physical and psychological coaching, operation by offering them physical and psychological coaching, so their body and mind are ready for major surgery and so their body and mind are ready for major surgery and cancercancer treatment. A combination of exercise training, emotional treatment. A combination of exercise training, emotional support and financial advice will be introduced for support and financial advice will be introduced for somesome cancercancer patients if it improves their chances of survival or long patients to seetoif see it improves their chances of survival or long term health, reduces hospital stays, or even makes their term health, reduces hospital stays, or even makes their tumour smaller. Mental wellbeing willbe also be measured, tumour smaller. Mental wellbeing will also measured, to seeto see if patients can be given in coping a cancer diagnosis if patients can be given help inhelp coping with awith cancer diagnosis and the long path of treatment ahead of them. and the long path of treatment ahead of them.

Wesoare so proud beofpart this amazing we believe will improve We are proud to be to part thisofamazing studystudy whichwhich we believe will improve physical health and emotional wellbeing, at a time when people with physical health and emotional wellbeing, at a time when people with cancercancer need need as much support as possible.” as much support as possible.” The WesFit project willfor run foryears two years with anofaim of including overpatients 300 patients The WesFit project will run two with an aim including over 300 who are undergoing major surgery for cancer, including people who have who are undergoing major surgery for cancer, including people who have chemotherapy prior to surgery. chemotherapy prior to surgery.

WesFit is a partnership between NHS Wessex, University WesFit is a partnership between NHS Wessex, University Hospital Southampton, Wessex Cancer Trust and community Hospital Southampton, Wessex Cancer Trust and community gyms and leisure centres. Patients will experience a gyms and leisure centres. Patients will experience a rangerange of of different care packages across different sites to see what different care packages across different sites to see what worksworks bestwhether and whether canpeople help people recover from cancer best and it canithelp recover from cancer moremore quickly and have a better future afterwards. The project quickly and have a better future afterwards. The project is an is an opportunity to make a difference thepatients way patients opportunity to make a difference to thetoway are are prepared forexperience their experience of cancer and for Wessex prepared for their of cancer and for Wessex to be to be leading studies that may influence cancer treatment allthe over the leading studies that may influence cancer treatment all over world. world.

know We We know thatthat the the timetime immediately diagnosis immediately afterafter diagnosis cancan be frightening confusing be frightening andand confusing for for all involved. all involved. Cait Allen, Executive at Wessex Cancer worked Cait Allen, Chief Chief Executive at Wessex Cancer Trust,Trust, worked alongside the team to design the study and will be delivering alongside the team to design the study and will be delivering the psychological care package through Wessex Cancer the psychological care package through Wessex Cancer Trust’sTrust’s local Cancer Support Centres. local Cancer Support Centres. “We know thattime theimmediately time immediately after diagnosis can be “We know that the after diagnosis can be frightening and confusing all involved. is a waiting frightening and confusing for allfor involved. ThereThere is a waiting treatment and, the meantime, people periodperiod beforebefore treatment startsstarts and, in theinmeantime, people have to share their news with family, friends and colleagues. have to share their news with family, friends and colleagues. the diagnosis, the impact onlife their life They They often often worryworry aboutabout the diagnosis, the impact on their and work, and practical things like money. and work, and practical things like money. We want to support thisby time by helping with these We want to support themthem at thisattime helping with these worries, as well as making sure they can carry out the physical worries, as well as making sure they can carry out the physical preparation for surgery close to home in an environment preparation for surgery close to home in an environment that that feelsand safewelcoming. and welcoming. feels safe

be part ofstudy the study to receive support You You don’tdon’t havehave to betopart of the to receive support during your cancer journey. For more information on emotional during your cancer journey. For more information on emotional and practical support available atCancer our Cancer Support Centres and practical support available at our Support Centres find your closest Centre at www.wessexcancer.org today. find your closest Centre at www.wessexcancer.org today.

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Emily, 31 and married with 2 children, was diagnosed with Endometrial Carcinoma (womb cancer) in 2016. Since then she has been a client of our Cosham Cancer Support Centre, visiting most weeks. Emily and her family are also big supporters of Wessex Cancer Trust, organising their own fundraising so the charity can go on to help other families in the same position. In July 2016 I was diagnosed with womb cancer at the age of 31. I have a husband and 2 children and the diagnosis completely tore our world apart. I knew I had been having strange symptoms for months, but I never dreamed it was cancer. When I heard the words “You have cancer” my entire world changed. You hear the word ‘cancer’ and you immediately think ‘death’. I was with my husband in the Consultant room and I just cried. I wanted to scream and say “NO! I’m 31! I have kids! It’s not fair!” What would I tell the kids? What would I tell my Mum and Dad? How could this be happening? We left the hospital in shock. I had had the worst news I had ever received. I didn’t know what to do, or how to feel. How would we cope? You hear the statistics on TV adverts about how many people are affected by cancer every year, but you never imagine that it’ll be you. Inevitably, I pictured myself with no hair, being really ill.

The first Christmas after my diagnosis I was in lots of pain and emotionally quite low.

We were thrown into a whirlwind of appointments, procedures, operations, tests, and we didn’t have a clue how to cope or even where to begin understanding what was happening to us.

Cancer is never good, but it has changed me for the better. It was an extremely difficult time and the children were told as little as we could get away with, whilst still keeping them informed enough that they weren’t too scared about was happening to their Mummy. The first Christmas after my diagnosis I was in lots of pain and emotionally quite low, but we made sure that every moment was the best it could be. Nothing was taken for granted and the family time we spent together was special. We decided we would throw a New Year’s Eve party for all our friends and family who had supported us, and it was a wonderful evening; full of love, laughter and fun. We found Wessex Cancer Trust when we were at our very lowest point, and quite simply they saved us. They gave us a safe and supportive environment in which I could vent my worries and concerns, receive counselling, make friends who understood what I was going through and receive complementary therapies that relaxed and re energised me. My husband has also received counselling and therapies there too. It’s an amazing place, and I know the people there will hold a place in my heart for a very long time and I will do everything I can to support and advocate for them for as long as possible.

If you’ve been affected by cancer, please contact Wessex Cancer Trust to find your nearest Cancer Support Centre.

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15 months from the point of diagnosis, I am now in remission, and am living life completely differently because of the lessons cancer hastaught me about life. Life is short. You never know what is around the corner. So, do the things you’ve always wanted to do. Live every day to its fullest and have no regrets. I am now in a new job which I absolutely love. It’s rewarding and challenging and every day is different. I am also 12 weeks into a Master’s Degree in Psychology. I’ve made some amazing new friends who have shown me that I am a confident and fun person to be around. I have a better social life now than I have ever had. And in the spirit of changing my life for the better I have lost 25lb in the last 6 months and am feeling fabulous. Cancer is never good, but it has changed me for the better. It shook my life up, gave me a kick up the bum and showed me that life is for living. Now I am grabbing life with both hands and giving it 150%.

Annual Bauble Appeal Launched This Christmas, you can bring hope to the thousands of local people currently living with cancer and their families. Anyone wishing to take part will receive an exclusive Wessex Cancer Trust charity bauble to personalise and hang on your own Christmas tree as a memento of your continued support. We will also use your message to create another bauble which will be proudly hung on the trees in our Centres to be enjoyed by patients, family, staff and supporters.

Your donations really do make a difference so please donate today: By Post with the donation form enclosed Online at www.wessexcancer.org.uk/bauble-appeal-2017 Text TWCT17 £10 to 70070 Call 023 8067 2200

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WalkforforHope Hopemarks marksNational NationalCancer CancerSurviors SurviorsDay Day Walk Celebrating National Cancer Survivors families friends joined together to take a charity Celebrating National Cancer Survivors day,day, families andand friends joined together to take partpart in aincharity walk through beautiful Forest. walk through the the beautiful NewNew Forest. began 10 and 20 mile walkers at Dan Tanner's Burley Park, setting in glorious TheThe dayday began for for ourour 10 and 20 mile walkers at Dan Tanner's Burley Park, setting off off in glorious sunshine plenty of water supplied by sponsor Hildon. sunshine withwith plenty of water supplied by sponsor Hildon. walker completed 20 mile route said: OneOne walker whowho completed the the 20 mile route said: “I have never walked anything 20 miles in one If having cancer taught anything, “I have never walked anything likelike 20 miles in one day.day. If having cancer hashas taught me me anything, it isit is to cherish every it’! I’m so glad walk raised money such to cherish every dayday andand justjust ‘go ‘go for for it’! I’m so glad we we did did the the walk andand raised money for for such an an amazing cause.” amazing cause.” 2017 walk raised an amazing £25,000, which provide OurOur 2017 walk raised an amazing £25,000, which will will helphelp provide support to local families affected by cancer. vitalvital support to local families affected by cancer. Next year’s event take place 10th June 2018, Next year’s event willwill take place on on 10th June 2018, registration now open website. registration now open on on ourour website.

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Families came from far and wide to take on our spook-tacular challenge at The Mountbatten School. Over 400 people participated in the first ever Monster Dash, a 3km inflatable obstacle course, which took over the school on Sunday 29th October for a day of Halloween celebrations. The course included six immense inflatables for participants to bounce over, squeeze through and slide down. One participant said: “We took part as a family and all had an amazing time, all while helping to raise money for such an important cause. Definitely got us in the mood for Halloween!” Before taking to the course participants warmed up with a spooky exercise routine from the Fitness Fairy. Onlookers and participants were also treated to a performance of 'Thriller' by students from the Tori Caine School of Dancing ahead of the run. Charlotte von Sicard, Community Fundraiser for Wessex Cancer Trust, said: "We have received a great response from people across Hampshire, from Bournemouth to Portsmouth. We would like to thank everyone who took part and supported the day. We look forward to seeing you all again soon!"

If you’re interested in taking part in any future events, visit our website and sign up for our free e-newsletter so you won’t miss out. www.wessexcancer.org.uk

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Corporate Corporate News News Bournemouth Bournemouth AirAir Festival Festival breaks breaks fundraising fundraising record record

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Headline Headline sponsor sponsor QuoStar QuoStar joined joined companies companies fromfrom across across Dorset Dorset to attend to attend Wessex Wessex Cancer Cancer Trust’s Trust’s Annual Annual Air Festival Air Festival Hospitality Hospitality Day Day and and raised raised a record a record breaking breaking £13,000 £13,000 for local for local people people affected affected by cancer. by cancer. Guests Guests enjoyed enjoyed Pimm’s Pimm’s on arrival, on arrival, a three a three course course lunchlunch and and fantastic fantastic displays displays fromfrom a range a range of jets, of jets, including including the the Red Red Arrows. Arrows. James James Stelfox, Stelfox, Managing Managing Director Director of QuoStar, of QuoStar, said: said: “We’re “We’re veryvery pleased pleased to betosponsoring be sponsoring the Wessex the Wessex Cancer Cancer TrustTrust Air Show Air Show Hospitality Hospitality Day Day for the for fourth the fourth yearyear running. running. It was It was a pleasure a pleasure to spend to spend the afternoon the afternoon withwith a range a range of local of local companies, companies, enjoying enjoying the the Bournemouth Bournemouth Air Show Air Show whilst whilst also also having having the opportunity the opportunity to raise to raise funds funds for afor charity a charity which which doesdoes so much so much fantastic fantastic work.” work.” NextNext year’s year’s Air Show Air Show Hospitality Hospitality Day Day will take will take placeplace on on the 31st the 31st August August 2018. 2018. Table Table of 10: of £690 10: £690

Wessex Wessex Cancer Cancer Trust Trust waswas delighted delighted to be to be backback at South at South Winchester Winchester GolfGolf ClubClub for our for our annual annual GolfGolf Classic Classic thisthis Autumn. Autumn. The The event event was was proudly proudly sponsored sponsored by Cactus by Cactus Business Business Solutions, Solutions, withwith Winchester Winchester Motor Motor Group Group kindly kindly providing providing a hole a hole in one in one challenge challenge prize. prize. During During the post-match the post-match dinner, dinner, A.F.CA.F.C Bournemouth Bournemouth player, player, Andrew Andrew Surman, Surman, joined joined the event the event to hold to hold a a Q&AQ&A session session and and share share his football his football journey. journey. SofieSofie Bennett, Bennett, HeadHead of Development of Development said,said, “We “We are are delighted delighted to announce to announce the day the day raised raised £6,000 £6,000 to support to support locallocal families families affected affected by cancer. by cancer. Thank Thank you you to alltothe all the teams teams and and sponsors sponsors who who made made the day the day possible. possible. We We look look forward forward to next to next year!” year!”

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NextNext year’s year’s event event is onis12th on 12th and and 13th13th May May so save so save the date the date and and be sure be sure to to pop pop by the by Wessex the Wessex Cancer Cancer TrustTrust gazebo. gazebo.

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