Our Appeals

Our Appeals

We receive no government funding and rely on the generosity of supporters to keep the wheels turning for cancer patients.

Quite simply, we could not do what we do without you. Your help and donations give the gift of time to cancer patients and their families. Our units save patients time and energy, giving them back that time to be with the people that mean the most.

Please help in whatever way you can by supporting our appeals and campaigns. Thank you.

Going the Distance

2020 took an unexpected turn when the world was hit by a pandemic. Covid-19 has affected everybody in some way and we have had to come up with new ways to fundraise in order to recover important income from cancelled or postponed events. We turned to supporters, like you, through our Covid-19 Urgent Appeal and Gong the Distance campaign, asking for your help during a time when we need it, more than ever, to keep the wheels turning.

During the national lockdown, cancer treatment was severely disrupted for some patients, however, Hope for Tomorrow’s Mobile Cancer Care Units offered a way for cancer care to continue outside of a hospital or clinic environment, where the risk of infection is understandably higher. Mobile cancer care has been an asset to the healthcare industry during this time as it allows cancer treatments to take place in a more controlled, more convenient setting, therefore helping to put patients’ anxiety at ease.

For some patients, visiting the MCCU may have been the only time they left the house during the pandemic, the risk is simply too high for those living with cancer, but spending time on the Unit with our friendly nurses means that they can safely receive treatment in an environment that they are comfortable in. We also know that at least one patient reported that they would have refused treatment if they couldn’t be treated on the MCCU, showing the incredible difference that our units make. As part of our recent campaign, we’re asking for any donations, large or small, that can keep our units ‘Going the Distance’ for the patients who rely on them, providing life-saving cancer treatment safely, closer to patients and away from potential infection.

Visit the JustGiving page for our Going the Distance Campaign, where you can find out more and donate. Thank you for your generosity.

Pay for a Day Campaign

Donate £198 to pay for a day of Mobile Cancer Care

It costs £198 per day to keep each of our Mobile Cancer Care Units on the road, delivering vital treatments to patients.

You can alleviate the stress of travel for cancer patients by funding one of our Mobile Cancer Care Units for one day. You can make a real difference to the lives of cancer sufferers across the country for this sum.

You can choose one of the three payment options below:

Click here, to make one annual payment of £198

Click here, to pay in monthly instalments of £16.50

Click here, to pay £198 each month for 12 days of Mobile Cancer Care each year

If you have any questions, please get in touch, and we will be happy to help.

Caring for Caron

Our Mobile Cancer Care Unit, based at Kent and Canterbury Hospital, ‘Caron’, has been caring for the patients of East Kent for over 5 years, and has had over 4,500 treatments administered on board.

It is now time for us to care for Caron, and give her a new and upgraded body.

‘Caron’ was launched in East Kent in October 2013 by Michael Keating, son of charity patron, Gloria Hunniford, and named in memory of her daughter, Blue Peter presenter Caron Keating, who sadly passed away in 2004 after a battle with breast cancer.

“Like many people my daughter hated having chemotherapy, but Hope for Tomorrow identified a way to make the experience a lot easier, and I know that Caron would have appreciated that. With over 1,200 treatments being administered on board the unit in 2018 alone, and having been in service now for over 5 years, the MCCU is now in need of an upgrade and refurbishment, which I hope that many people will be inspired to support through this appeal. Thank you.” – Gloria Hunniford, Hope for Tomorrow Patron

"Like many people my daughter hated having chemotherapy, but Hope for Tomorrow identified a way to make the experience a lot easier, and I know that Caron would have appreciated that. With over 1,200 treatments being administered on board the unit in 2018 alone, and having been in service now for over 5 years, the MCCU is now in need of an upgrade and refurbishment, which I hope that many people will be inspired to support through this appeal. Thank you."

Gloria Hunniford, Hope for Tomorrow Patron

Please donate to ‘Caring for Caron’, our appeal to provide ‘Caron’ with a new body.

You can donate on our JustGiving page or give via our donate page

Or contact Nikki on nikkibudding@hopefortomorrow.org.uk or 01666 505055 (ask for Nikki) for more information about Caring for Caron and our other appeals.