A WILTSHIRE charity has raised more than £800,000 this year, their impact report has revealed.

Wessex Cancer Trust have recently published their impact report for 2017/18, to highlight how their support and services have benefitted Wiltshire and surrounding counties across the past year, boasting their fundraising efforts, volunteer work and care to patients living with cancer.

The £800,532 total was achieved through community fundraising and events, as well as donations from the public, trust funds, grants and proceeds from the charity's shops.

The trust spent the funds on cancer support services, information and awareness facilities, patient transport and outreach support.

According to the report, volunteers have given 48,000 hours of time and care to Wessex Cancer Trust, more than 2,000 hours of counselling has been provided and around 11,000 clients have been supported this year.

Wessex Cancer Trust’s Chief Executive, Cait Allen said: “By providing services in our local communities we can ensure that anyone affected by cancer has somewhere to go at a time they most need support. "These services make a huge difference to people’s lives, and we couldn’t do it without the hard work and dedication of our supporters, fundraisers and volunteers.”

The trust has recently welcomed Nicky Williams as the new Salisbury manager, who commented: "I’m passionate about the services we offer and providing a safe haven for anyone living with cancer, where clients can be themselves without the filtering we sometimes do around family and friends.”

From October 2, the Salisbury centre on Bridge Street will be open on Tuesdays and Thursdays between 10am and 3pm, offering counselling and complimentary therapies.