WESTBURY and District League of Friends last week donated over £700 to mobile chemotherapy charity Hope for Tomorrow.
The local healthcare fundraisers presented a cheque for £739 to the charity after raising the money at a bingo event in December.
Fundraisers Clemency Rubinstein and Catherine Wade accepted the cheque from the League of Friends’ treasurer Peter Baker.
Clemency said, “Donations like this from fundraising groups are the lifeblood of the charity. All the money goes towards keeping our units on the road and making sure people affected by cancer can get treatment close to home.
“This is the second year in a row we’ve had a donation from the League of Friends, and the charity couldn’t continue without the support of groups like this – it really is invaluable.”
One of Hope for Tomorrow’s mobile chemotherapy units, named ‘Kayleigh’, visits the White Horse Health Centre regularly which means that patients receiving treatment do not have to travel long distances to be treated.
The charity has two mobile units in Wiltshire, one running from Salisbury and serving Westbury, Fordingbridge, Shaftesbury, and Ludgershall, and another running from Swindon and visiting Calne, Moredon and Marlborough.
League of Friends chair Erica Watson said, “Kayleigh was launched in May 2012 and has huge support from volunteers and fundraising through events and sponsorship. We have raised money generously donated by the Westbury people several times and will continue to do so.”
Find out more about the charity at www.hopefortomorrow.org.uk
Westbury League of Friends (LOF) is looking for a secretary to join the committee. The group meets about six times a year at the White Horse Health Centre, and its main focus is on fundraising to support health care needs not funded by the NHS, for Westbury and surrounding villages. The secretary will be paid expenses.