Hope For Tomorrow mobile chemotherapy unit project posted on 06 September 2011
Three legends from the world of motor sport – Sir Stirling Moss OBE, Sir Jack Brabham OBE and Derek Bell MBE – are Patrons of the unique cancer charity, Hope for Tomorrow.
Funds raised at the Goodwood Revival will go towards building a Mobile Chemotherapy Unit to benefit patients in Sussex and the surrounding areas.
Owned and maintained by the charity and operated by highly trained NHS staff, these well-equipped units allow cancer patients to receive treatment in a restful environment closer to home, saving stressful long distance travel and minimising waiting times.
Currently Mobile Chemotherapy Units are operating in Gloucestershire, Herefordshire, Somerset and soon also Wiltshire.
At the Hope for Tomorrow airstream Stirling Moss will be signing a unique limited edition print which has been produced featuring his famous victory in the 1961 Tourist Trophy driving the Rob Walker Ferrari 250 SWB
Revival visitors will be able to view the Hope for Tomorrow’s Mobile Chemotherapy Unit and chat to the team.
About Hope for Tomorrow
- Hope for Tomorrow is a national cancer charity dedicated to bringing Cancer treatment closer to home. Our Mobile Chemotherapy Unit’s bring vital chemotherapy treatment closer to patient’s homes reducing long distances of travel, waiting times and avoids the stresses and strains of busy Oncology Centres. The charity owns and maintains the units, providing them to the NHS to operate.
- Founded in 2003 to help people cope with cancer, in 2007 Hope for Tomorrow build the world’s first Mobile Chemotherapy Unit. The unit is operated by Gloucestershire Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust and gives treatment throughout Gloucestershire and Herefordshire. In 2010 the charity launched its second unit which gives treatment to patients in Somerset. A third unit is due to be operational in Wiltshire by January 2012.