Founder’s Story

Christine Mills MBE

Our Founder’s Story

Hope for Tomorrow was founded by Christine Mills MBE in December 2003. Christine had a very personal reason for wanting to establish mobile cancer care. Her husband David, suffered from spinal cancer and one of the stresses the couple endured was travelling from their home to the Oncology Centre; a journey of nearly 60 miles. They found travelling to hospital for his treatment gruelling.

After David lost his fight to cancer, Christine wanted to do something to alleviate the anxieties of travelling to hospital for treatment. She met Dr Sean Elyan, Consultant Oncologist at Gloucestershire Hospital NHS Foundation Trust and discovered that he had vision to bring treatment closer to home. This inspired Christine to make the dream into a reality and the charity raised enough money to build the world’s first Mobile Cancer Care Unit, and Hope for Tomorrow was born.

Christine worked tirelessly to build Hope for Tomorrow’s fleet of Mobile Cancer Care Units and to ensure the charity helps make an impact on thousands of people on their cancer journey.

Sadly Chris died in September 2018, but the team are proud to continue the work she started and her legacy lives on.