Staff go the extra mile for mobile cancer unit charity

Posted on July 8, 2020 by AireAdmin

Two nurses from Airedale Hospital have joined a 1000 mile challenge, all to raise money for Hope for Tomorrow, the charity that provides the mobile cancer care units to hospitals across the country.

Airedale has two of the mobile units which allow up to 40 patients per day to have their treatments without coming into the hospital.

Pat Dyminski and Audrey Hines, both clinical nurse specialists in the oncology unit at the hospital will take part in the Hope for Tomorrow 1000 mile challenge which started on 1 July.  It’s an active scheme in partnership with Health and Hustle where people can pledge to walk, jog or run 1,000 miles over the course of the year to help keep funding the £198 per day that it costs the charity to provide and run each Mobile Cancer Care Unit.

Pat says: “This challenge will help keep people active as well as mental health benefits and anyone can get involved.

The two Mobile Cancer Care Units have enabled Airedale Hospital to deliver treatment to patients safely during these difficult times with minimal disruption to the service.

In these uncertain times we need to raise money to keep the wheels turning for our patients and the fantastic Hope for Tomorrow charity.”

To donate go to: www.justgiving.com/fundraising/Audrey-Hines