Somerset Mobile Chemotherapy Unit
Hope for Tomorrow’s second Mobile Chemotherapy Unit was launched by Charity Patrons Sir Stirling Moss and Lady Susie Moss in December 2010, and was named 'Bumble' in memory of Stirling's late mother in law, who sadly lost her battle with cancer. The Unit visits the following locations:
- West Mendip
It is also hoped that the Unit will start to visit the Chard/Illminster area during 2013.
The Unit is operated out of Musgrove Park Hospital, Taunton by Somerset NHS Hospitals Foundation Trust and as with our other Units, is owned and maintained by Hope for Tomorrow.
To catch up on news regarding this Unit, click here.
Our Mobile Chemotherapy Units need sufficient funding to stay operational. As we are completely reliant on voluntary donations, we are asking supporters to help us hit our £260,000 target, to cover building costs and maintenance of each of the Units for three years.
There are so many ways to get involved and support this project. From coffee mornings to sponsored walks, we will provide you with all the materials you need to get your event underway.
Still not sure what to do? You can always give us a ring and discuss what event may be right for you.
It's not just fundraising that's important either. We are looking for Community Champions to spread the word. If you can spare a few hours to attend events and deliver leaflets, we would love to hear from you.
For more information email email@example.com or call (01666) 505055.
The partnership between Hope for Tomorrow and the district hospitals in Taunton and Yeovil has enabled the development of this service which represents the first of its kind in Somerset. By bringing safe chemotherapy treatment closer to patient’s homes this initiative will massively improve the experience of care. We estimate the service could help deliver over 1,000 chemotherapy treatments in its first year.”
Dr Clare Barlow
Consultant Medical Oncologist at the Beacon Cancer Centre