SO Fourteen comes to local charity’s rescue

Wessex Cancer Trust at SO Fourteen

Southampton’s new coworking space, SO Fourteen, has come to Wessex Cancer Trust’s rescue after hearing its fundraising and office team has already been without the Internet or telephones for over a week due to a problem with the charity’s provider.

The charity, which provides free and local support to anyone living with cancer in Hampshire, Wiltshire, Dorset and the Isle of Wight, needs to raise £32,000 every week to support its six cancer support centres.

After appealing for a temporary home, Alex Hilton-Baird, SO Fourteen’s Founder and Managing Director, came to the rescue and offered to host the entire team for free at their coworking space at Woollen Hall in Castle Way, Southampton.

Sofie Bennett, Wessex Cancer Trust’s Head of Development, said:

“For a charity which relies on voluntary donations and fundraising to thrive, we can’t survive without the Internet or telephones, and when everything went down it was a real emergency for us. We’re so grateful to Alex and his team for coming to our rescue.”

Alex Hilton-Baird, said:

“We’ve created a modern and friendly coworking space for everyone to enjoy, and so collaboration and community is therefore key to our ethos. When we heard that Wessex Cancer Trust, which does so much good work for local people, had no Internet or phones we wanted to step in and help them.”

Wessex Cancer Trust’s team is hoping to return to its office in Chandler’s Ford by the end of this week.

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For further enquiries, please contact Jamie Weeden or Helen Tramaseur at SO Fourteen on 023 8112 5014 or by emailing or

Note to editors:

Wessex Cancer Trust is a charity dedicated to providing free practical and emotional support to anyone living with cancer in Hampshire, Wiltshire, Dorset and the Isle of Wight, and in 2018 helped over 11,000 people throughout Wessex. More information at

SO Fourteen is a coworking space that gives start-ups, small businesses, freelancers and remote workers an office from which they can thrive. Situated on Castle Way in the centre of Southampton, the space is conveniently located and provides a range of flexible membership options for every requirement. For more information about SO Fourteen, visit or telephone 023 8112 5014.

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