By Kelly Wickham
A cancer charity is holding an indoor, isolating event to help raise much-needed funds.
During this challenging time for the nation, CancerWise, a charity offering support and information to cancer patients, their families and carers across the Post area, has had to cancel or postpone all of its events.
The charity, based in Basin Road, Chichester, relies on fundraising and donations to keep going so is asking Post readers to get on board with their newest campaign #Campin4CancerWise
Fundraising manager Emma Neno said: “Support us by setting up camp in your lounge, bedroom or garden. You don’t have to be Bear Grylls to give it a go.
“Just a few hours camping in the day or evening, upload a picture to our social media to show your den using the hashtag #Campin4CancerWise and please if you are able make a donation it would really help.”
CancerWise is an independent cancer charity which supports adults throughout west Sussex and south east Hampshire, who are affected by cancer.
This includes supporting individuals from diagnosis, during treatment and beyond, as well as providing support for their families and carers.
CancerWise is soon to be launching a new service and offering counselling for youths aged 16+.
“We are all facing a very challenging uncertain time,” continued Emma.
“As a smaller local charity, CancerWise relies on fundraising and donations to provide their vital services and with all of our events cancelled we are trying to find ways we can still engage with people while they are in their homes to make sure government guidelines are strictly adhered to.
“We hope that while people are at home they will get on board with our new campaign #Campin4CancerWise and help us to raise funds and awareness for CancerWise.”
She also added that CancerWise was very grateful to the community for its continued support and consideration during this difficult time.
You can give a text donation using the following numbers:
To donate £1 text CANCER to 70201
To donate £3 text CANCER to 70331
To donate £5 text CANCER to 70970
To donate £10 text CANCER to 70191
CancerWise services are client- centred and directed, supporting clients through diagnosis, treatment and beyond.
For more information, visit: cancerwise.org.uk
In addition to any text donation, you will incur your standard network message charge (based on your service provider rates). For terms and conditions, visit: easydonate.org