The Doghouse WMRAC were delighted to support Hope for Tomorrow as their Official Charity in 2016. Members took on a variety of ‘Target200’ challenges to raise funds for this worthy cause.
Christine Mills MBE, Hope For Tomorrow Founder and Trustee said: ‘From a personal point of view I am thrilled that as a member of The Doghouse WMRAC that there was a unanimous vote from the Committee to support us especially with my involvement with motor racing since 1968.’
Hope for Tomorrow was founded by Christine Mills in December 2003, after she lost her husband David to cancer. David was a key figure in the Career of many legendary Drivers as both a Business Manager, Mentor and Friend. One of the many stresses the couple endured was travelling from their home to the Oncology Centre – a journey of nearly 60 miles.
Christine wanted the Charity to focus in a practical way, to alleviate the additional anxieties of travelling. She met Dr Sean Elyan, Consultant Oncologist and Medical Director of the Gloucestershire Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust and discovered that he had a vision to bring chemotherapy closer to the patient.
This inspired her to make the dream into a reality and the Charity initially raised £150,000 to build the world’s first Mobile Chemotherapy Unit.
Mobile Chemotherapy Units can travel five days a week throughout their counties of operation to five locations. These Units have the capacity to treat between 18 to 20 patients a day.
The Charity also provides the Trusts with a Nurses Support Vehicle, which allows the Nursing team to travel to and from the daily treatment location of the Unit, along with any additional equipment that is required.
Patrons of Hope For Tomorrow include:
Sir Stirling Moss OBE and Lady Susie Moss
Dr David English CBE MBE
Derek Bell MBE