Activa Contracts back Hope for Tomorrow
By Byron Rimmer
Wednesday, June 4, 2014 - 14:00
CHARITY: Hope for Tomorrow gain Kia Cee’d
Activa Contracts are backing national charity Hope for Tomorrow with a new Kia Cee’d 1.6litre CRDi to be used by the organisation’s headquarters’ staff.
Hope for Tomorrow bring cancer treatment closer to patients’ homes by providing a mobile chemotherapy unit to every oncology centre within the UK.
Ian Hill, Managing Director of Activa Contracts, is a founding member of the Fleet Industry Advisory Group (FIAG) which, in addition to developing and sharing best practice among fleet decision-makers, is raising money for the charity.
Hope for Tomorrow this month handed over their seventh mobile chemotherapy unit to the United Lincolnshire Hospitals NHS Trust and are now on the road to raising enough money to launch an eighth unit.
Each bespoke mobile chemotherapy unit costs £260,000 to build and maintain for the first three years of its life and continues to be owned and maintained by the charity.
Hope for Tomorrow also provide each operating Trust with a nurses’ support vehicle, which allows chemotherapy nurses to travel freely between the oncology centre and the daily treatment location of Hope for Tomorrow’s mobile chemotherapy unit.
Activa Contracts have provided the car for use by the Tetbury-based Hope for Tomorrow team and have also pledged to cover service, maintenance and repair costs.
Mr Hill said: “Hope for Tomorrow is a fantastic charity that provides positive help to people who are affected by the treatment of cancer.
“We are delighted to be able to support the organisation in its work.”
Rosa Woodley, Events and Community Fundraiser for Hope for Tomorrow, added: “We are thrilled that Activa Contracts is able to donate this car to us.
“Being a national charity based in Gloucestershire, we often cover a lot of mileage, so a car like this which is designed for long distances will be a great help to us.”
Image courtesy of Paisley Scotland, with thanks.