The Time Bureau supports national cancer charity Hope for Tomorrow who are based in Tetbury, Gloucestershire and were responsible for launching the world’s first Mobile Chemotherapy Unit. The Unit allows cancer patients to receive their chemotherapy treatment closer to home, reducing the number of miles they would have to travel to visit their nearest Oncology Centre, often many miles away.
Some really great news in that Hope for Tomorrow will this coming Thursday, launch their 6th Mobile Chemotherapy Unit, which will operate throughout Berkshire.
The ribbon will be cut by Formula 1’s Ross Brawn and will be named Teddy in memory of his mother who sadly passed away from cancer.
This Unit joins the Hope for Tomorrow fleet including 5 others, which operate within the UK helping cancer patients throughout Gloucestershire, Somerset, Wiltshire, Hampshire and East Kent.
It’s the dream of Charity Founder and Trustee Christine Mills MBE to have a Unit operating in every county in the country.
A Little Background on Hope for Tomorrow
The first Hope for Tomorrow Mobile Chemotherapy Unit, launched in February 2007, is named Helen and operates throughout Gloucestershire, currently visiting 3 locations within the community; Cirencester, Cinderford and Stroud, where the qualified nursing team from the Gloucestershire Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust Oncology team treat patients on a weekly basis on board the Unit.
The Units are provided to the NHS Trusts to operate, and remain the property of the Charity, who continue to maintain them, keeping them on the road. Each Trust is also provided with a Nurses Support Vehicle (see below), which allows the nursing team to travel to and from the daily location of the Unit.
Find out more about Hope for Tomorrow and what inspired Christine Mills MBE to launch the Mobile Chemotherapy Unit project:
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Pictured top left: Kayleigh, the Wiltshire Mobile Chemotherapy Unit.
Pictured directly below: (L-R) Cancer patient Val Hughes receiving treatment on board Kayleigh, and Kayleigh visiting the Malmesbury Half Marathon.