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Royal Visitor to Hope for Tomorrow Chemotherapy Unit

WH Bence Managing Director, James Brown, was honoured to be invited by Hope for Tomorrow to a Royal occasion at the Cheltenham General Hospital on Monday 21st September.

Pride of place during the visit was the newest mobile chemotherapy unit in the fleet, built by WH Bence.



HRH Princess Royal was visiting the Hospital to present a medal to the family of Louise Doolan, who was treated on the Somerset-based Hope for Tomorrow mobile chemotherapy unit.  This meant that she was able to go for treatment in her home town of Minehead, rather than having to travel the many miles to Taunton Hospital.

Mrs Doolan raised thousands of pounds for the charity during her fight with breast cancer, but sadly passed away earlier in the year.  As recognition for her amazing fundraising efforts, Mrs Doolan’s family were presented with a medal by the Princess Royal.

HRH was also given a tour of the new Bence-built chemotherapy unit by the charity Founder Christine Mills, where she was able to chat with staff and patients about its benefits.


To mark the occasion, HRH unveiled a plaque commemorating the occasion.  James Brown said, “It was a privilege to be invited by Hope for Tomorrow to this prestigious occasion, and to be introduced to HRH The Princess Royal.  WH Bence are delighted to be building mobile chemotherapy centres for Hope for Tomorrow, and we are so pleased they are such an asset to the community.”

The event was also covered by the BBC Points West team, and the news article can be seen here.

Further photographs of the event can be seen on the British Monarchy website.

Photographs reproduced with kind permission of Henry Arden.