Going the Distance during COVID 19 - Cancer Care
We did it
On 22nd July 2020 we successfully raised £1,447 ( + est. £5.00 Gift Aid ) with 20 supporters in 41 days

To operate safe, Covid-19 free environments outside hospitals where patients can receive the care they need for 15 days in Gloucestershire

by Hope for Tomorrow in Gloucester, England, United Kingdom

About us:

Hope for Tomorrow  ‘Going the Distance’ 

The charity runs a fleet of mobile cancer treatment units that travel to easily accessible locations, meaning patients need only go a short distance from home to receive essential treatment including chemotherapy. An invaluable provision at the best of times, since the outbreak of COVID-19 the UK-wide service is now potentially saving lives by reducing the infection risk presented by visiting hospitals and clinics. This, as well as the peace of mind provided by continued contact with the familiar, friendly NHS nurses on board the units, means that the facility is needed more than ever.

The charity is funded by fantastic supporters who raise money in a variety of ways including holding events and sponsored challenges throughout the year. However lockdown has had a devastating impact, causing an 85% reduction in income. As a result, at a time when avoiding lengthy journeys to busy hospitals has never been more critical for cancer patients, the charity is under threat.

The Project: 

It costs £198 per day to keep one Mobile Cancer Care Unit in operation which will treat 20-25 patients per day.

As a result, Hope for Tomorrow have launched a new appeal, ‘Going the Distance’, reaching out to members of the public to donate whatever they can. This vital funding will keep one unit on the road for 15 days, continuing to offer people like Maddy the life-saving treatment they need safely, close to home and away from potential infection.

Patient & Nurse Quote

Maddy, a breast cancer patient who lives in the Forest of Dean said: “I’d heard about other people’s chemo being delayed and I was frightened that COVID-19 would mean I no longer received the high level of service due to staff being deployed elsewhere. Luckily nothing has changed and I’m seeing the same nurses I’ve always seen, who have become like friends over the course of my treatment.”

Sarah, a nurse and trustee said: “The mobile cancer care units provide psychological comfort to patients as they mean their treatment is close to home. They offer familiarity and continuity which is so important, as well as allowing them to get back to their home environment as quickly as possible. It is more vital than ever that we can continue to see patients in this way.”


Rewards

This project offers rewards in return for your donation.

£85 or more

1 of 20 claimed

Sir Stirling Moss OBE Limited Hand Signed Print

The print is entitled ‘Tribute to Stirling Moss’ and commemorates Stirling’s victory in the 1961 Tourist Trophy at Goodwood driving the Rob Walker Ferrari 250 GT SWB. This edition was limited to just 250 lithographs sold world wide and taken from an original painting by Juan Carlos Ferrigno. The print will be accompanied by a Certificate of Authenticity. This can be viewed on our website https://bit.ly/3ctpdfD

£10 or more

£10 - Personalised Social Media Thank You Post

Personalised post thanking you publicly on our social media channels

£15 or more

0 of 20 claimed

£15 - T-Shirt and Social Media Thank You

Hope for Tomorrow T-shirt and tailored social media thank you for you

£20 or more

£20 - 1000 Mile Challenge

Registration into the 1000 Mile Challenge - starting 1st July over the course of 12 months to complete the challenge, either walk, jog or run to help keep the wheels turning on our mobile cancer care units

£198 or more

£198 - Pay for a Day

It costs £198 to keep a Mobile Cancer Care Unit on the road for one day. You will receive a certificate, a social media post and an invite to visit local unit (depending on social distancing).


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