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Cuppa for Cancer Care ®

What is Cuppa for Cancer Care?


Cuppa for Cancer Care is Hope for Tomorrow’s flagship fundraising campaign, originally launched in early 2023 by television icon Gloria Hunniford.

Below, Gloria explains the importance of mobile cancer care and how Cuppa for Cancer Care can help drive cancer care forward so that Hope for Tomorrow can support many more patients receiving their care closer to where it’s needed.

Cancer can take a terrible toll on individuals and their families. Travelling for repeated treatment is often difficult, stressful and time-consuming, for so many people. The mobile cancer care units and specialist NHS nurses drive out to patients’ communities rather than them having to travel to hospital. This makes a difficult time that much easier for them. Patients regularly comment on how great the nurses and drivers are, with the team immediately making them comfortable and offering them a cup of tea or coffee. That’s where the idea of Cuppa for Cancer Care came from, and we hope that people across the country will get together for this wonderful cause. The mobile units are a fabulous asset in their communities.

Cuppa for Cancer Care ‘mug shots’

Some of our favaourite images from previous Cuppa for Cancer Care events. Spot some friends, family and even some famous faces in there too!

What can I do?

Cuppa for Cancer Care is your chance to get involved with Hope for Tomorrow, helping to raise funds in a way that everyone can enjoy.

We would like you to come together with your friends, family, colleagues, community groups – anyone and everyone to sit down for that all important coffee and cake that so often unites us. Ours is a cup of tea and a slice of Victoria sandwich… 

Host your own afternoon tea or coffee morning – and go as big as you like. By participating, you not only enjoy memorable moments with those around you, but you can also contribute to a cause that makes a meaningful impact on the lives of those affected by cancer. All you have to do is pop the kettle on! We’ll provide you with a free fundraising pack nearer the time to make sure you have things like a sponsorship form, donation tub, poster and more, meaning your event will go as smoothly as possible. If you need extra of the items in your fundraising pack, please let us know. 

More about Cuppa for Cancer Care

When is it?

Our most recent Cuppa for Cancer Care event took place from Sunday 4 Feburary to Sunday 11 February 2024, meaning, the next Cuppa for Cancer Care event will be in 2025. We’ll update this page and announce the date on our social media and via our email updates when we know exactly when it will be.

Not getting our emails already? Sign up today to stay in touch and make sure you don’t miss out on any exciting updates. If you just can’t wait next year and would like to hold your own coffee morning, aternoon tea or cake sale in the meantime, please do get in touch with us at as we may be able to help!

How do I take part?

You can hold an event wherever you want – in your dining room, work, village hall or wherever you choose! What better way to connect with your community, catch up with friends, family or work colleagues than serving tea, coffee, and delicious cakes, all while supporting local cancer patients.

Across 2022-2023 Hope for Tomorrow allowed the NHS to deliver over 29,600 cancer care treatments in local communities across England on our mobile cancer care units. Whether you’re serving a classic Victoria sponge or a gooey brownie, every donation enables us to do what we do best! Simply sign up below to receive your FREE Cuppa for Cancer Care fundraising pack

Your support means a lot to cancer patients

Every Cuppa for Cancer Care event means that NHS cancer patients can receive their treatment closer to their home or work, instead of travelling lengthy distances to a hospital, saving them precious time and money something which is more important than ever. As you bring your community together, the funds raised will enable Hope for Tomorrow and our NHS trust partners to reach and support more cancer patients.

Just like going to meet your friends

With the unit, you’re straight in and out. They’re there waiting for you, so they know instantly who you are. The nurses ask if you want a coffee and biscuits. It’s just so lovely.

Sheenagh Stapleton

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