Local cancer patients are set to benefit from a £408.27 donation from The Southern Co-operative Funeralcare in Westbury to the mobile chemotherapy charity, Hope for Tomorrow.
The money, raised by the funeral home on Warminster Road, will purchase a new drip stand for the South Wiltshire Unit “Kayleigh” that brings cancer treatment closer to patients’ homes through a mobile chemotherapy service.
Michelle Meadows, Funeral Co-ordinators for The Southern Co-operative Funeralcare in Westbury said:
“At The Southern Co-operative Funeralcare in Westbury, supporting those who live in our community is extremely important to us. When we heard that Hope for Tomorrow was in need of a new drip stand, we were inspired to fundraise the money to help all of the people in Westbury who rely on the mobile chemotherapy unit for their recovery against such a challenging illness.”
The funeral home raised the money through a variety of bake sales taking place in the foyer of the White Horse Health Centre, Westbury, where the mobile chemotherapy unit visits once a week. The cakes were sold through donation only – with one generous member of the public paying £10 for a delicious slice of sponge cake.
The Southern Co-operative Funeralcare in Westbury have been long-term supporters of the Hope for Tomorrow charity, regularly fundraising for the cause as well as donating snacks and magazines to the mobile unit each month and for Awareness Days in the community.
Catherine Wade, Regional Fundraiser for Hope For Tomorrow said:
“We are extremely grateful for The Southern Co-operative Funeralcare for their continued interest in our work and that of the community of Westbury. Through their support and generosity, we are able to raise the profile of Hope for Tomorrow and make the treatment just that bit easier for the community to access.
“The South Wiltshire unit “Kayleigh” was launched in 2012 and treats patients closer to home in Westbury, Gillingham, Ludgershall & Fordingbridge to save them the often long and regular journey to Salisbury District Hospital.
“Anyone wishing to support our appeal for support in keeping “Kayleigh” on the road for patients to access cancer services in their community should contact firstname.lastname@example.org”