Say thank you in your own special way
There are lots of ways to recognise and celebrate your cancer carer – that special someone or team that cared and made a difference for you.
We know the treatment you or loved ones are going through can be both scary and gruelling, and you rely on quality care from our compassionate caregivers.
Everyone on our Units is committed to providing you with the best treatment possible. NHS Trusts we partner with are often thanked with smiles and handshakes from patients. That’s how they know they’re doing a great job. Patients and families also sometimes show their gratitude by making a donation to Hope for Tomorrow, which helps others in similar situations.
A gift, of any size, is an impactful way to show your appreciation for the care given to you or a loved one. A donation not only honours the bond you feel with a caregiver or team, it is your chance to help others receive even better care, or a chance to share your story should you wish. Showing your gratitude in this way will ensure we can help more people, now and in the future, receive world-class healthcare.
Through donations, Hope for Tomorrow provides new Units to our NHS Partners, and ensures the regular upkeep and maintenance of our current Units, so that people living with cancer can continue their treatment in a place that works best for them. Maybe you’d like to make a one-off donation, or show your appreciation with a regular monthly donation that keeps the wheels turning. You choose. Chat to us about the options, so we can ensure your support makes the most impact.
Together, we can ensure more people receive the treatment they need wherever works best for them.
Email KellyCaple@hopefortomorrow.org.uk or call her on 01666 505055 to discuss how you can show your appreciation.
Read some of our grateful patients stories, and get in touch if you’d like to share your own story, or find your own special way to say thank you.
When you donate to Hope for Tomorrow you do more than keep our wheels turning. You give the gift of time. You give the gift of independence. You take away stress. You change lives.
It costs £198 per day to keep each of our Mobile Cancer Care Units (MCCUs) on the road, delivering vital treatments to patients. We get no government funding and rely on the generosity of supporters to keep the wheels turning across our fleet. Our patients and their family and friends rely on us and we don’t want to let them down. Please help in whatever way you can.
Ways to Donate
Your generosity and support allows us to continue what we love doing and lets our patients lead the lives they want outside of cancer. Even giving a small amount makes such a big difference. Thank you.
Become a Regular Giver
Becoming a regular giver is a great way to help us continue what we do, with no interruptions to service, well into the future. With a reliable and consistent income, we can plan ahead effectively and as efficiently as possible, making the most out of every penny we receive.
Instead of buying a cup of coffee or magazine – things that are easily forgotten, consider donating that money to Hope for Tomorrow and give a gift that will be remembered forever.
£6 a month could pay for a day’s lease of one of our Nurses Support Vehicles
£10 a month could cover the cost of a treatment for a patient on board one of our Mobile Cancer Care Units.
£16.50 could pay for a day of operations on one of our Units. Meaning that your gift could be responsible for up to 20 patient treatments.
Donating through your monthly salary is an easy tax efficient way to make regular donations, so it costs you less to give more.
You decide what amount you would like to give each month and the donation will be shown on your payslip – it’s deducted before tax meaning that if you are a basic rate tax payer, a monthly donation of £5 will only cost you £4, or just £3 as a higher rate tax payer!
Ask your employer if they run a Payroll Giving scheme or click on this link to Payroll Giving and fill out our form.
Make a Single Donation
Small or large, every donation you give keeps the wheels turning on our Mobile Cancer Care Unit project. Whether it is £10 which could cover the cost of one patient treatment on-board or £198 which could cover the cost of one day of treatments on-board, we couldn’t do what we do without your support – thank you.
Giving in Celebration
If you have a big celebration coming up, why not ask for donations instead of gifts? It is an inspiring way for family and friends to mark your special occasion and helps us to continue to bring cancer care closer to patients’ homes. Any celebration you have in mind – wedding, anniversary, retirement or birthday, it’s a great alternative to asking for a gift.
Click on donate and you can specify what you are donating in celebration of.
Or go to justgiving.com and set up your own fundraising page for your Giving in Celebration event.
Giving in Memory
Giving in memory of someone special is a wonderful way of celebrating their life and, in turn, helping us give future patients a life outside of cancer.
We know these gifts have extra meaning and we are very grateful to receive them.
If you would like to give in memory you have a few ways to do so:
- Download and complete our Giving in Memory form and post to our office address.
- Click on the donate button above you can specify who you are donating in memory of.
- Or go to justgiving.com/inmemory and set up your own loved one’s memory page.
Leaving a Legacy
Making a will is extremely personal. We know that when you first start to think about what to put in your will, you’ll be asking yourself questions you’ve not had to think about before. It’s important to consider what really matters the most to you, and that can include the causes that are close to your heart.
Leaving a lasting legacy is an amazing gift and if you leave a gift to Hope for Tomorrow you will continue to make a difference to people’s lives for many years to come.
How to leave a gift in your will
Making a will can seem daunting and many of our amazing supporters often ask us for assistance when considering leaving a gift in their will. To help you understand more about the process you’ll find information on what to do next on the following pages.
If you have any questions or concerns, you can call always get in touch with us by calling our friendly team on 01666 505055 or emailing us on firstname.lastname@example.org
Making or updating your will
Getting started can be hard. There’s a lot to think about when writing your first will or updating an existing one – it has to be right for you. You might want to consider consulting a legal advisor or local solicitor too.
Here are some steps to follow:
- Work out the value of your assets and your liabilities (these are things like credit card bills or bank loans). A professional can help you with what to include in your will so you can be assured that your friends and family are taken care of.
- Decide who you want to be an executor for your will, you can choose up to four people made up of friends, family members or even a legal advisor. It’s a good idea to talk to them about your wishes.
- You can create your own legally binding Will, with nothing to pay until you’re happy to print and sign. In addition to ticking off something you have been meaning to do for a long time, you will also be helping to support Hope for Tomorrow as when you write your Will with Kwil, they will donate half their fee back to us to help support our vital work. To get started with your online will, visit our partner page on Kwil’s website
- It’s a good idea to ask for a copy of your will and keep it in a safe place at home. Don’t forget to tell your executors where the will is kept.
The different types of gifts
We want you to make the right decisions when writing your will. Asking a legal professional to go over the types of gifts you can leave will help you make the right choice.
Here are the three main types of gifts:
A residuary gift: This is a popular choice as it gives assurance that your loved ones are taken care of. It reflects inflation changes and does not lose value over time. A residuary gift is where you can allocate a percentage of the balance of your estate once all expenses and other gifts have been made.
A pecuniary gift: This is a fixed amount of money.
A specific gift: This is to give a specific item such as a personal possession, a piece of land or shares.
We would be so grateful if you could write the lasting gift of time into your will. If you do remember us in your will, you’ll need to insert a simple message like this to make sure your gift reaches us:
A gift of a specified amount:
I give the sum of [state specific amount] to Hope for Tomorrow of Kingscote, Priory Park, London Road, Tetbury, Gloucestershire GL8 8HZ, registered charity number 1094677, absolutely for its general charitable purposes. I declare that the receipt of the treasurer or other proper officer for the time being shall be a sufficient discharge to my executors.