Women of the Year Lunch
Published 13 December 2016
We are so proud to announce that our very own Christine Mills, Founder of Hope for Tomorrow has won the Good Housekeeping, Inspiring Reader award!
She was invited to the Women of the Year lunch by Sandy Toksvig, President for Women of the Year and nominated for the award for the Good Housekeeping Award by her long-time friend, Pat Pearson.
Christine joined over 400 women from all walks of life at the Women of the Year Lunch as a ‘2016 Women of Achievement’ an Inspiration, held on Monday 17th October at the InterContinental London Park Lane Hotel. Each guest is regarded as a ‘Woman of the Year’ and represents not only herself, but the millions of women who make a difference every day.
She attended in celebration of her work in launching the world’s first custom-designed
Mobile Chemotherapy Unit (MCU) in a unique partnership with the NHS, in 2007 with the aim of bringing cancer care closer to home. The charity has provided another 10 MCUs across the country, saving patients valuable waiting time and the stress of parking at hospital Oncology Units.
Christine founded the charity in 2003 following the sad passing of her husband David in 2002, from cancer. She was struck by the difficulties faced by cancer patients in travelling long distances for chemotherapy.
She commented “I’m delighted and honoured to be invited to the Women of the Year celebration in London and that the dedicated work of Hope for Tomorrow has been recognised in this way. I am so proud that the charity was awarded the Queen’s Award for Enterprise; Innovation earlier this year, this coupled with my being invited to the Women of the Year lunch makes 2016 a special year for us all.
My dream, and that of my wonderful team, is to help cancer patients throughout the country, providing a better experience of treatment for them. Our aim is to have at least one Mobile Chemotherapy Unit in every county by 2025.”
Women of the Year has recognised, celebrated and inspired women of all backgrounds since 1955 and continues to shine a light on extraordinary women through an annual Lunch and Awards ceremony, Lecture and on-going foundation work.
We would like to say a big thank you to Good Housekeeping for the award.
We are all so thrilled and excited for Christine. She is a remarkable lady who has created something so inspiring and has helped an enourmous number of people over the years through her hard work and determination. She is nothing if not, fully deserving and more of this award – Congratulations Christine!