Even though the weather didn’t quite ‘play ball’, it didn’t matter in the slightest, as the smiles on the faces of those attending the launch of our 9th Mobile Chemotherapy Unit ‘Dorothy’ in Cornwall on Friday the 8th May, said it all. The capital costs of the Unit have been funded by the Mark Benevolent Fund of the Mark Master Masons and on the day, the ribbon was cut by Hope for Tomorrow supporter David Richards CBE, with the Unit being named in memory of his late Grandmother.
‘Dorothy’ will be operated by the team at the Royal Cornwall Hospitals NHS Trust out of their base at the Royal Cornwall Hospital at Treliske, Truro, and initial treatment locations are likely to be Penzance, Hayle and Bodmin, with further locations to be added as the service develops. The Unit can visit up to 5 locations each week to give treatments, with up to 15 patients benefitting each day. The treatment locations are carefully chosen by the NHS Trusts based on where they can treat the most patients at any given point, hence being subject to change.
We’d like to say a huge thank you to everyone at the Royal Cornwall Hospital for making us so welcome, to David Richards CBE, to friend of Hope for Tomorrow and cancer patient Sarah Landers, to Photographer Helen Boardman-Court, and to everyone who joined us to help us to celebrate the occassion.
Pictured above: Hope for Tomorrow Founder & Trustee Christine Mills MBE with David Richards CBE, during the ribbon cutting ceremony.
Photographs courtesy of Helen Court Photography.