Hope for Tomorrow are incredibly grateful to all of our Supporters, whether they’re raising money through a coffee morning, contributing to our Pay for a Day campaign, or a Trust that chooses to support us. The kindness and generosity of our supporters means that we can continue to keep the wheels turning and give the gift of time to cancer patients. As a charity that receives no government funding, we rely entirely on our supporters, so any help that we receive is truly appreciated.
Thank you to all the Trusts, Foundations and grant giving bodies that support Hope for Tomorrow. Below are just a few of the Trusts and Foundations that have chosen to support us recently. If you would like to know more about how your Trust can support us, please see our How to Get Involved- Grants and Trusts page.
The Mark Benevolent Fund is the charity arm of the Grand Lodge of Mark Master Masons. When celebrating 150 years of its operation, Trustees of the Mark Benevolent Fund made a significant pledge to Hope for Tomorrow. This money was dedicated to the purchase of new Mobile Cancer Care Units, enabling us to expand our locations and provide cancer care closer to patients who need it. The next MCCU to launch, with help from the MBF’s contributions, will be based at Norfolk and Norwich University Hospital. Thank you to the MBF for their wonderful generosity and partnership with Hope for Tomorrow.
In 2019, Hope for Tomorrow received a very generous donation from the Aberdeen Standard Investments Foundation, which was used to fund one unit’s service for around 155 days. This meant that during this time over 2500 treatments could be administered to patients on board the MCCU. The money has been allocated to the annual running costs incurred by a single unit, road tax, repairs and equipment refurbishment, as well as chassis and body contract maintenance costs; are all covered by this donation. Thank you to the ASI for helping to keep the wheels turning.
Set up by Caron’s mother, Gloria Hunniford, and her sons, Paul and Michael, The Caron Keating Foundation has provided tremendous support to Hope for Tomorrow over the years. We’re proud that our East Kent MCCU bears Caron’s name and legacy. Most recently, The Caron Keating Foundation provided us with a generous grant which towards our ‘Caring for Caron’ appeal. The appeal aims to upgrade our MCCU ‘Caron’ so that she can continue to provide excellent care and high quality treatments to patients across East Kent. Thank you to the Caron Keating Foundation for their sustained support.
Hope for Tomorrow are lucky to have received previous funding from The Green Hall Foundation and we have recently secured a generous grant, which has been allocated to a new body for our East Kent MCCU, Caron. The Green Hall Foundation aims to ‘sustainably improve lives: among the sick, the elderly, the disabled and the disadvantaged particularly in the UK.’ We’re honoured to have been selected as a beneficiary of the Green Hall Foundation; contributions like theirs help to ensure the sustained growth of the charity.
The Pink Ribbon Foundation are also historic supporters of Hope for Tomorrow; providing generous gifts and support for campaigns, including our upgraded Gloucestershire unit, Helen, our Care Miles initiative and now Caring for Caron. Naturally, over time our MCCUs need repairs and maintenance, just like your car would. In order for the incredible service to continue, these refurbishments must take place. Currently, ‘Caron’ is in need of a new body and updated equipment. Every donation, big or small is a step in the right direction towards this goal. We’re incredibly grateful to the Pink Ribbon Foundation for their continued support.
The Prince of Wales’s Charitable Fund is a charity that we are incredibly familiar with here at Hope for Tomorrow. Our origins lie in Tetbury and one of the Prince’s residences, Highgrove, is just down the road. After being nominated for a grant by a Highgrove employee, we applied to the Prince of Wales’s Charitable Foundation and were delighted to receive a grant from them last year. It’s great to receive support from a well-recognised charity that also has resonance close to home.
In 2019, we were selected to receive a grant from the Burdett Trust for Nursing. The Trust gives grants in support of nurse-led projects – providing funds to empower nurses and make significant improvements to how patients receive their care. This money was dedicated to our Care Miles project, which allows us to keep the wheels turning across our fleet of MCCUs, so that we may continue to provide cancer care closer to the homes and places of work of patients who may otherwise have to travel many miles to an oncology centre. Generous grants, like this, enable Hope for Tomorrow to continue to provide a comfortable environment in which wonderful NHS nurses administer high quality treatment. We are grateful to Trusts like the Burdett Trust for Nursing for their support and recognition of the nurses, whose work is so vital to improving the lives of the patients on board our MCCUs.
We would like to thank The de Brye Charitable Trust for their generous donation to Hope for Tomorrow; a sum which covers 10 days of running costs for one of our MCCUs, with around 180 treatments being delivered during this time. We were particularly interested in The de Brye Charitable Trust as they give consideration to activities which care for the aged. Although our MCCUs are to be used by and are of benefit to people of all ages, we know that the majority of patients who visit our Units for treatment are over the age of 65. The generosity of The de Brye Charitable Trust will therefore benefit a large percentage of individuals visiting the MCCU who also fall into this age bracket.