Our charity of the month for October is Wessex Cancer Trust which provides emotional and practical support for Isle of Wight people affected by cancer. Services offered from their support centre in Lugley Street, Newport, ranges from professional counselling and befriending to complementary therapies, such as massage and reiki.
They also provide a free bus service – The Daisy Bus – to take Island cancer patients to their hospital appointments on the mainland. These buses complete around 10,000 passenger journeys each year. It costs £2,300 a month to run the Daisy Bus service. A donation from PedalAid would go towards these running costs.
It’s full jeopardy again this month. Every kilometre ridden along the Red Squirrel cycle route contributes to the distance target of 3,000km. If the target is reached we will donate £200. If it is not reached they get nothing. Please make sure they don’t go empty handed!