Pictured left to right, Daniel Bateman from Barratt Homes, Mike Sizer-Green from Wessex Cancer Trust and Victoria Camuti from Barratt Homes

Cancer support centre receives furniture donation from Barratt Homes

Isle of Wight residents affected by cancer are to benefit from a special donation from Barratt Homes.

Wessex Cancer Trust’s new support centre in Newport is nearing completion, and Barratt Homes is stepping in with furniture to make it as homely as possible.

“We were contacted by Wessex Cancer Trust to see if we might be able to help by donating some furniture from show homes at our Isle of Wight developments, and we were only too happy to oblige,” said sales director, Michelle Storer.

“Our aim is not only to help build new communities, but to become part of them – and that means showing our support to local charities, schools and other organisations. This is an incredibly worthy cause, and I hope this furniture will go some way to making visits more comfortable for patients and their families.”

On the Isle of Wight, residents affected by cancer can access professional and confidential counselling, befriending and complementary therapies at Wessex Cancer Trust’s support centre. Located in the heart of the community, the centre offers an oasis of calm and support to people who are coping with a very difficult time in their lives.

Colette Cowan, Head of Service Delivery at Wessex Cancer Trust, said: “Our Isle of Wight Support Centre is undergoing a complete refurbishment and I’m confident the amazing support it gives to those impacted by a cancer diagnosis will be enhanced by our beautiful, new centre.

“Thanks to the dedication and enthusiasm of both our fundraising and centre team, the project is well on its way to being finished now. We are thrilled to be rehoming some furniture from Barratt Homes and are extremely grateful for their ongoing support.”

Barratt Homes is backing Wessex Cancer Trust as its official charity of the year and has been undertaking a variety of fundraising challenges and events.

For more information about Wessex Cancer Trust, please visit wessexcancer.org.uk