WILTSHIRE Council has pledged its support to a charity dedicated to making cancer treatment easier for patients.

As part of Wiltshire’s Big Pledge, a campaign to encourage people to make a positive difference to their community, the council is raising money for Hope for Tomorrow, a national charity that uses mobile chemotherapy units to reduce the long travel distances and waiting times cancer patients have to go through for treatment.

Jane Scott, leader of Wiltshire Council, said: “The work Hope for Tomorrow and their mobile cancer units do is really relevant to a large, rural county such as Wiltshire. It makes life much more comfortable for many people having to go through cancer treatment and it is a cause I am very proud to be able to support.”

Rosa Woodley, events and community fundraiser for Hope for Tomorrow, said: “We are delighted to become the charity partner of Wiltshire Council. As we completely rely on public support, relationships with organisations like this are extremely important to us. It is even more significant due to us having a mobile chemotherapy unit here in Wiltshire, so the money they raise will go directly towards supporting cancer sufferers in the county.”

Anybody can get involved in Wiltshire’s Big Pledge, which is part of the council’s A Legacy for Wiltshire programme. People can make a difference by arranging a charity event, or encouraging people to get healthier by setting up a walking or cycling group.

Many community group, individuals and area boards have already signed up and pledged what they will do.

For more information about the Big Pledge go to wiltshire.gov.uk/bigpledge.

For more information on Hope for Tomorrow go to hopefortomorrow.org.uk.