2018 has started with extended celebrations for us, following the official launch of our Reserve Mobile Cancer Care Unit (MCCU) named ‘Jennifer’. The MCCU has been kindly funded by the Derek Jim Bullivant Estate and is named in memory of the wife of the Estate’s chairperson,
The launch took place on 17th January and was attended by representatives of the Derek Jim Bullivant Estate along with charity Founder, Christine Mills MBE and was kindly hosted by WH Bence who are the body builders for our growing fleet of state of the art MCCUs.
The MCCU has cost our charity £265,000 to build, equip and maintain for a 4 year period.
Pictured above: Brian Nicholson with family members.
Pictured above: Brian Nicholson with Hope for Tomorrow Founder, Christine Mills
We have 10 MCCUs across the country and consequently reserve units are needed in order to ensure continuity of service for patients. With an ongoing maintenance programme, we do not want patients to miss out on their cancer care closer to home. By providing our NHS partners with a reserve vehicle whilst theirs is in for maintenance or repairs, it ensures that there is no interruption in service to patients.
Pictured above: Brian Nicholson with family members
Brian Nicholson commented “When the executors first heard about Hope for Tomorrow, they were keen to support the charity through the Estate of Derek Jim Bullivant. The estate has funded many national and local charities, including financing the purchase of an air ambulance for the Midlands Air Ambulance and a Lifeboat for the RNLI. I am sure that Derek Bullivant would be very proud of his lasting legacy and association with Hope for Tomorrow, to make a difference for patients requiring Chemotherapy”
Christine Mills said “We are extremely grateful to the Derek Jim Bullivant Estate for their funding of one of our Reserve units and are thrilled that ‘Jennifer’ will be utilised across the country ensuring cancer patients continue to receive their cancer care closer to home. Continuity of service is so important to us which is why the charity has made the provision of Reserve units a priority and integral part of what the charity offers our NHS partners.”