A cancer charity dedicated to bringing treatment closer to patients’ homes received a cheque of almost £5,000 from Wiltshire Council on 15th January.
Wiltshire Council chose Hope for Tomorrow, founded in 2003, as its leader’s charity and a number of events have taken place recently to raise money for it. Council leader Jane Scott and councillor Jon Hubbard handed over the cheque to Claire Cosgrove, head of trust and corporate fundraising for Hope for Tomorrow and charity patron Geoffrey Bray.
The council has supported a number of recent events to raise the money.
The Big Walk, organised by cllr Jon Hubbard took place in September last year and saw more than 45 people raise money for Hope for Tomorrow and Melksham Extended Services by walking around 17 miles from Melksham to Bath.
In November last year Wiltshire Council staff took part in a dress down day with donations in exchange for wearing casual clothes to work. The following month, the council hosted a curry and quiz night for its staff and elected members to raise money.
More than 240 people made up the 57 quiz teams which took part in a general knowledge quiz at County Hall. The council is planning another staff quiz and curry night later this year in Salisbury to try and raise even more money.
Jane Scott, leader of Wiltshire Council said. “We are very proud to support Hope for Tomorrow as it make such a positive difference to patients and their families. I am delighted with the support from everyone to help raise this money and we know the charity will make good use of it. They do a fantastic job and it’s great to be able to help them in this way.”
Councillor Jon Hubbard said, “The Big Walk was a great success and I was proud of everyone’s efforts to raise money. Hope for Tomorrow do such an important job in our communities and the support it provides is really valued. I’m sure the money raised will make a positive difference.”
Claire Cosgrove, head of trust and corporate fundraising at Hope for Tomorrow said, “Having the support of Wiltshire Council has been fantastic for Hope for Tomorrow, not only from a fundraising point of view but also for the awareness it has generated for what we do which is totally priceless.
“On behalf of all the patients that benefit from our two mobile chemotherapy units in Wiltshire we would like to say thank you.”
For more information about Hope for Tomorrow and the work they do please visit www.hopefortomorrow.org.uk