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Accountants choose local for 2022 charity

HWB ACCOUNTANTS have announced that it will dedicate its fundraising activities throughout 2022 to support local people in Hampshire living with cancer and its impacts, choosing the Wessex Cancer Trust as its charity to represent this year due to links with its office based in Chandlers Ford.

Company director Michaela Johns said: “We know that every year around 23,000 people are diagnosed with cancer within the Wessex region and that so many families are badly affected by this terrible condition. Wessex Cancer Trust’s dedicated team does a huge amount of good work to support anyone affected by cancer, regardless of age, gender or type of cancer, offering support away from the hospital environment.”

She continued to say following the announcement: “The  charity is also particularly local to us, being based just around the corner, so it was an easy decision for us to partner with such a worthy cause for 2022 and our team is keen to get on with fundraising. HWB has a calendar of activities lined up to benefit the Wessex Cancer Trust through fundraising, volunteering and raising awareness.”

Events have been lined up throughout the year to benefit the charity, including fundraising, volunteering and raising awareness. This includes the effort of HWB Associate Director, James Flood, who is running the London Marathon in October to support the cause. Readers can donate to the cause or find out why he chose to do this amazing challenge via

Rachel Billsberry-Grass, Wessex Cancer Trust’s Chief Executive Officer, said: “One in two of us will be diagnosed with cancer in our lifetime. A diagnosis can be a shock and have a huge impact on an entire family. Wessex Cancer Trust provides free and local emotional support to anyone living with cancer.”

“Through our four cancer support centres we offer a drop-in service, professional counselling, complementary therapies, activities, support groups and courses at the heart of our communities, as well as providing hospital transport and running choirs We are grateful to HWB for selecting us as its charity of the year and look forward to working closely in partnership with the wonderful team there on a host of activities.”

“Wessex Cancer Trust was founded in 1981 and retains its ambition that everyone affected by cancer receives person-centred care that empowers them to live well with and beyond cancer, as well as offering both emotional and physical support and being a trusted source of cancer information. The trust also has five shops across the Wessex region – in Chandler’s Ford, Hythe, Freshwater, Portchester and Weeke in Winchester – which stock a range of new and pre-loved fashion, bric-a-brac and household items.”

Latest statistics published by the Government show there were 327,174 new cases of cancer diagnosed in England in 2019 and 137,234 people sadly died from cancer in England in 2020.