Our appeals are designed to help us invest in the continued development and sustainability of our existing fleet, to expand further across the UK and to develop further innovations to improve access for patients irrespective of age and treatment type.
We develop, build, equip, own and maintain the Mobile Cancer Care Units and we also provide each area with a Nurses Support Vehicle to allow nurses to travel independently of the MCCU.
As a charity with no government funding, we rely solely on voluntary funding and seek this by means of community fundraising, high profile events, major donors and through applications to charitable trusts and foundations.
Each patient treatment administered on board our MCCUs costs the charity approximately £40.
Keep the Wheels Turning is our flagship appeal to fund the whole charity, helping us to cover our fleet management and development costs, ongoing maintenance and basic repairs across each MCCU. It is designed to ensure that we continue to deliver cancer care long into the future and to enable us to continue to develop and innovate.
Our Somerset Mobile Cancer Care Unit ‘Bumble’ has been operating for nearly 8 years saving patients over 360,000 miles and over 32,000 hours.
It is time for ’Bumble’ to have an upgrade.
Please help us to raise £150,000 to build a new body!
Did you know…
‘Bumble’ was launched in Somerset in December 2010 by charity Patrons Sir Stirling Moss OBE and Lady Moss.
‘Bumble’ was named after Lady Moss’ mother who sadly passed away after a battle with cancer.
Since the launch of ‘Bumble’, it has saved patients over 360,000 miles and over 32,000 hours in travel and waiting time.
We will keep the existing chassis which is in good condition We will take off the old body and build a new one which will take approx. 12 weeks.
We will provide the Somerset medical team with one of our reserve vehicles whilst work is being carried out so we can ensure continuity of service to patients.
Click here to see to one of our Somerset patients, Hilary May talk about her time on board ‘Bumble’ and how it benefited her through treatment: Patient Video
If you would like to make a donation, please visit our Just Giving appeal page here: Bumble’s New Body Appeal
We are raising funds to buy ‘Bumble’s’ new body. If for any reason we can’t buy the new body, or there are surplus funds left over following the purchase of the new body , we will use the money to keep the wheels turning across our fleet of Mobile Chemotherapy Units. Thank you for your support.
Don’t forget to Gift Aid when you donate.