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Wessex Cancer Trust’s Daisy Bus is operating as normal for cancer patients

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The bus is for patients and there is no need to book; the driver and the bus will be there to meet you at the Hovertravel terminal and transport you to the hospital, returning you to the terminal at the end of your treatment

Saturday, 9th May, 2020 1:01pm

By Stephen Forster

Support through telephone and online services continues for 700 people living with cancer

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The Coronavirus pandemic represents a particularly anxious time for anyone living with cancer. Here's how Wessex Cancer Trust is helping and how you can help them

Wednesday, 15th April, 2020 10:01am

By Lorraine White

‘We’re still here for you’ say Wessex Cancer Trust: Supporting people with cancer more important than ever

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Daisy Bus services remain in operation, but halt on Wessex Cancer Trust's charity shops and events means they need our support

Friday, 3rd April, 2020 9:25am

By Lorraine White

Wessex Cancer Trust Newport support centre closed in light of Coronavirus

closed but still awesome door sign

An online support group has been set up and the Daisy Bus services will continue

Wednesday, 18th March, 2020 2:59pm

By Lorraine White

Wessex Cancer Trust’s Crisis Appeal ‘a last resort’ says Chairman

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Wessex Cancer Trust say they must raise £600,000 by 31st January 2020 or it could be forced to close

Tuesday, 3rd December, 2019 10:18am

By Lorraine White

Charity fundraising cycling app on track to hit 50,000km – mystery prize on offer

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The PedalAid user who hits the magic 50,000 kilometre target will win a mystery prize. Will it be you?

Friday, 4th October, 2019 1:30pm

By IW Council Press Office

Grand Spring Fete returns, supporting the Wessex Cancer Trust Daisy Bus

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The fete will once again be supporting Wessex Cancer Trust’s Portsmouth Daisy Bus, which provides invaluable help for those on the Isle of Wight needing treatment on the mainland.

Friday, 24th May, 2019 9:57am

By Sally Perry

New Daisy Bus and service secured for cancer patients thanks to fundraising efforts

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Anyone involved in fundraising to save the Wessex Cancer Trust Daisy Bus service for cancer patients is invited to a celebration next week.

Wednesday, 13th February, 2019 6:09pm

By Lorraine White

Charity swim highlights importance of Cross Solent Travel Scheme says cllr

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Whilst swimmers took part in the annual New Year's Day dip, Cllr Love expressed his concerns over plans for the Isle of Wight council to scrap the Cross Solent Travel Scheme.

Wednesday, 2nd January, 2019 9:06am

By Sally Perry with 7 readers' comments

Bob steps up to help keep Daisy Bus running

Wessex Cancer Trust - Daisy Bus

Well done to Bob Gontar for stepping up to help keep the bus running after it was cancelled due to serious illness of the usual driver.

Wednesday, 28th November, 2018 11:04am

By Lorraine White with one comment

Portsmouth Daisy Bus out of action until next week

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Due to serious staff illness the community bus which transports Island cancer patients to the Queen Alexandra Hospital is out of action.

Tuesday, 27th November, 2018 12:21pm

By Sally Perry

Witnessing the physical and financial cost of mainland cancer treatment

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Megan Baynes travels with an Isle of Wight cancer patient from Yarmouth to Southampton to witness the cost and physical stress of attending a 30 minutes pre-radiotherapy appointment.

Monday, 24th September, 2018 2:30pm

By Megan Baynes, Local Democracy Reporter with 5 readers' comments