Meet our Mobile Cancer Care Units & Support Vehicle


Gloucestershire

Launched in February 2007 by charity Patron Sir Stirling Moss OBE. In February 2017, to mark our charity’s 10th anniversary of being in operation, we re-launched ‘Helen’ and presented Gloucestershire Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust with a Generation two MCCU.

Named ‘Helen’ in memory of a dear friend of the charity Founder, who sadly passed away from cancer.

MCCU locations are currently Cinderford, Cirencester, Stroud and Tewkesbury.

Somerset

Launched in December 2010 by charity Patrons, Sir Stirling and Lady Moss.

Named ‘Bumble’ in memory of Stirling’s late mother in law, who sadly lost her battle with cancer.

MCCU locations are currently Bridgewater, Chard, Minehead and West Mendip.

 

South Wiltshire

 

Launched in May 2012 by charity friend Murray Walker.

Named ‘Kayleigh’ in memory of a young girl from Chippenham who sadly passed away from cancer.

MCCU locations are currently Fordingbridge, Gillingham and Westbury.

 

Hampshire

Launched in August 2012 by charity Patron Derek Bell MBE.

Named ‘Amy’ in memory of the Great Grandmother of Lord March, the 11th Duke of Richmond.

MCCU locations are currently Andover.

 

East Kent

Launched in October 2013 by Michael Keating, son of our charity Patron Gloria Hunniford.

Named ‘Caron’, in memory of Gloria Hunniford’s daughter Caron Keating, who sadly passed away from cancer.

MCCU locations are currently Cheriton, Deal and Herne Bay.

 

Lincolnshire

Launched in April 2014 by Phil Anyon, a senior member of the Mark Master and also husband to ‘Elaine’, who we named the MCCU in memory of after she sadly passed away from cancer.

MCCU locations are currently Grantham, Louth and Skegness.

 

 Cornwall

Launched in May 2015 by charity Patron, David Richards CBE and named ‘Dorothy’ in memory of his late grandmother.

MCCU locations are currently Bodmin, Helston and Penzance.

 

West Suffolk

Launched in March 2016 by charity Patron, Martin Brundle and named ‘Frisbey’ in memory of his grandmother who sadly passed away from cancer.

MCCU locations are currently Newmarket, Sudbury and Thetford.

 

East Essex

Launched in July 2016 by Liz Burton, and named ‘Maureen’ in memory of her sister Maureen Dore who was on the original MCCU Project team with Christine and Dr Sean in 2006 as a patient representative.

MCCU locations are currently Clacton, Halstead, Stanway and Tiptree. 

 

London/ Surrey

Launched In July 2017 by charity Patrons Ross Brawn OBE, Formula One Managing Director of Motorsports, and his former colleague from Mercedes F1, Nick Fry.

Named ‘Janey’ in memory of a close friend of Christine who sadly passed away from cancer

MCCU locations are currently in Croydon and Crystal Palace.

Our MCCUs are completely unique in their ability to travel to various sites and with their size, do not take up large amounts of room when parked on treatment location.
Each MCCU can visit up to 5 locations each week to give treatments, and locations are carefully chosen by each individual NHS Trust, based on where the patient need is greatest at any given point, hence being subject to change.

 

Cancer Care Support Vehicle

On Monday 9th December 2013, in partnership with the NHS team at University Hospital Southampton, we launched a new project with a support vehicle.

The team at Southampton offer cancer treatment outreach services at local hospices, and had been using taxis in order to transport the nurses and drugs, but were experiencing some problems with this method. To help the team to continue to bring cancer treatment closer to patients’ homes in the area,we provided them with a dedicated Cancer Care Support Vehicle (CCSV), which gives the team and the service that they offer, an added level of flexibility.

The Southampton team use the Cancer Care Support Vehicle to transport their Oncology nursing team and required drugs to the Hazel Centre, Countess Mountbatten House in West End and the Oakhaven Hospice in Lymington, in order to continue to bring cancer treatment closer to home for patients in the area.

Carla Whitbread is a patient who uses our Southampton CCSV service. Read her story here about how it has benefited her: Carla Whitbread

Illustration of Hope for Tomorrow Nurses Support Vehicle
Cancer Care Support Vehicle

 

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