Hope for Tomorrow

Health and Welfare
2015 and 2019
£14,000 total

Hope for Tomorrow is a registered charity that builds, owns and maintains Mobile Chemotherapy Units in a number of counties in England, including one based at Canterbury that is operated by the East Kent Hospitals University NHS Foundation Trust. Each unit is based in vehicles that can be driven to locations that are more convenient to cancer patients, reduce the need for them to travel to traditional treatment centres at hospitals and therefore help them continue to lead normal lives. The units are operated by local NHS Foundation Trusts and deliver free NHS treatment for up to twenty patients a day.

The East Kent unit is known as “Caron”, in memory of TV presenter Caron Keating who died in 2004, having been diagnosed with breast cancer five years earlier. The unit was introduced in 2013 and makes regular visits to locations across south east Kent, including Hythe, Dymchurch, Herne Bay and Ashford, being designed to be deployed where need is greatest.

The Roger De Haan Charitable Trust made a donation of £4000 towards the annual running costs of the unit in 2015.
In 2019 a further £10,000 was donated towards the costs of a replacement body (see https://rdhct.org.uk/healthand-wellbeing/new-funding-towards-replacement-for-mobile-cancer-care-unit/).

Further information is available from Hope for Tomorrow at https://hopefortomorrow.org.uk/