Blog Category: Charity of the Month


Charity of the Month – Read great stories about past charities of the month chosen by our employees. Every month we’re making a difference.

CHARITY OF THE MONTH – Royal Mencap

Daisy Brown of Mencap accepting our donation from Adam Mackay

Our charity of the month for August was Mencap, nominated by Adam Mackay who presented our cheque for £400 to the charity’s Daisy Brown.

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CHARITY OF THE MONTH – The Ethan Campbell Appeal

CHARITY OF THE MONTH – The Ethan Campbell Appeal

han Campbell is a fighter, but one who needs help with the next round of his battle against cerebral palsy because the rules say that at 11 years old he can’t have an operation to help him be able to walk better.

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CHARITY OF THE MONTH – Cerebral Palsy

CHARITY OF THE MONTH – Cerebral Palsy

This month’s charity is very personal for Lyndsey Byrne from Accounts who wanted our £400 donation to go to a charity devoted to helping people with cerebral palsy and disability.

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CHARITY OF THE MONTH – CANCER RESEARCH

CHARITY OF THE MONTH – CANCER RESEARCH

For many of us the very word strikes fear into our heart. Cancer – a horrible disease in its many forms and a dreadful way to die.
There’s probably not a family in the land which has not been affected by it and it knows no boundaries – rich or poor, old or young.

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CHARITY OF THE MONTH – The Adam Lewis Effect

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Kim and Peter Lewis accept our donation from Hayley Smith

At 24 years old Adam Lewis had everything to live for.  He had just bought his first house with his girlfriend, completed his apprenticeship and had a good job working for Unilever.

But then in June 2014 he was 20 minutes into a flight to Barcelona when he fell unconscious and never woke up again.Read More


CHARITY OF THE MONTH – The Peace Foundation

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Tony Woolrich (centre) hands over the cheque to Pam Heyburn (left), who made the nomination, and Wendy Parry (right) co-founder of the charity

Charity of the month for March is the Tim Parry Jonathan Ball Peace Foundation – an organisation created in memory of the two Warrington boys who were killed by an IRA bomb left in a rubbish bin in Bridge Street, Warrington, 25 year ago.Read More


CHARITY OF THE MONTH – CLIC Sargent

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Stefanie Underhill, CLIC Sargent’s local fund raising manager (right) receives our cheque from Ashley

Ashley Austin nominated CLIC Sargent as our charity of the month for February because of a very personal connection – her brother, James.

Says Ashley: “The charity were brilliant when James was diagnosed with a terminal brain tumour in March 2016 at the age of just 25.Read More


CHARITY OF THE MONTH – Home-Start

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Chris Murphy (Development Officer) and Katie Griffiths (Scheme Manager) receive the £400 donation from Becky Scully (centre)


Home-Start Warrington is our first charity of the month for 2018 and was nominated by Becky Scully.

The charity works with disadvantaged children and young families in Warrington, supporting them to be healthy, stay safe, be happy, make a positive contribution to society and achieve economic well-being.

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CHARITY OF THE MONTH – Christmas Toy Appeal

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Santa’s little helpers (from left to right): Lauren Bell, Amyleigh Lears, Alex Tobin, Toria Bradshaw, Jess Howell, Luke Manders, Dom Ball, Amy Simcock, Shaunagh Turkington and Sam Clarke.

It was a grand finale to a great year – five pairs of Gladstone Brookes elves racing around Toys R Us buying £1,000 worth of toys for underprivileged kids this Christmas.

Just under half the total came from staff dress-down contributions and was boosted to the £1,000 by a management contribution.Read More


CHARITY OF THE MONTH – Children In Need

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Robin Lingham (left)Sarah Cross and Leland Crenshaw hand over our £400 donation to Pudsey (Kayleigh Slater)

Our charity of the month for November is Children In Need – an annual favourite – and Kayleigh Slater was on hand to accept our donation of £400 on behalf of Pudsey.

Last year the charity raised an amazing £46.6 million for projects all over the UK which included a special donation for Warrington Wolves Charitable Foundation of which Gladstone Brookes is one of the patrons.Read More