Blog Category: Charity of the Month


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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


Charity of the month

SANDS volunteer Andy Parry receives our cheque from Becky Scully

Our charity of the month for October is SANDS – the stillbirth and neo-natal death charity – nominated by Emma Elvin.

SANDS was founded by bereaved parents in 1978 who found there was no access to support following the deaths of their babies.Read More

CHARITY OF THE MONTH – Whiston Special Care Baby Unit

Emma and Kayson (second right) back at the SCBU to hand over our donation. Also pictured are (from left to right): Sister Caroline Deveney, Jess Woods, Matron Janet Bentham and Neonatal Nurse Specialist Helen Mulholland

Worried mum-to-be Emma Wheat went into hospital last November because her baby had stopped moving and what followed was a whirlwind of activity to save her unborn child.

After tests at Whiston Hospital’s maternity department she was given an emergency Caesarean section and little Kayson arrived in the world 7 weeks premature, weighing just 4lbs 3 oz.Read More



Kayleigh Slater (centre) hands over the cheque to Fortalice chief executive Gill Smallwood (right) and Volunteer Co-ordinator Leanne Labrow

When offered the chance to nominate a charity of the month for our dress-down contributions Kayleigh Slater knew exactly who she was going to choose – Lewis House Women’s Refuge in Bolton – because they had been the helping hand she needed at one of the darkest times in her life.

She had been suffering domestic abuse at the hands of her partner for some time when one night it all came to a head and the police were called.Read More

CHARITY OF THE MONTH – Alder Hey Children’s Charity

Gareth hands over the cheque for £400 to fundraiser Allan Eves

Gareth Smith has been back to Liverpool’s Alder Hey Children’s Hospital to say ‘thank you’ for saving his life when he was just one day old.

Gareth nominated the hospital’s Children’s Charity as GB’s charity of the month for July as his way of saying thank you for the life-saving operation performed by surgeons after it was discovered he had been born without an oesophagus.Read More


Charity of the month

Kelvin Hughes of Dravet Syndrome UK receives our £400 donation from Sarah Cunliffe who nominated the charity

Our charity of the month for June is Dravet Syndrome UK, nominated by Sarah Cunliffe.

Dravet Syndrome is a rare and disabling type of epilepsy which is all the more distressing as is presents in infants and for which there is no known cure.Read More

Charity Of The Month and extra efforts

Charity of the month and extra efforts

WDP chief executive Dave Thompson and Shopmobility’s Chrissie Corbishley pictured with the two brand new wheelchairs our £400 donation has bought to add to the Motability fleet

Gladstone Brookes is a company which is proud of its efforts to help out local charities and give something back to the community we live in.

Every month we donate our dress down money to a nominated charity which could be either local or national – like this month’s Warrington Disability Partnership (WDP) or Children In Need.Read More

CHARITY OF THE MONTH – Target Ovarian Cancer

Lynne Cliffe (left) accepts the £400 donation on behalf of the charity from Hayley McAteer

Our charity of the month for April was Target Ovarian Cancer, nominated by Hayley McAteer in memory of her friend Kerry Vincent wo died of the disease in March last year, aged just 27.

Kerry became engaged to her fiancé Adam in April 2015, three months before being given her cancer diagnosis after being rushed into hospital on return from a holiday in Malta.Read More

CHARITY OF THE MONTH – Cheshire Dog’s Home

CHARITY OF THE MONTH – Cheshire Dog’s Home

Tony Woolrich, Hannah Fraser and Jen Merchant handing over the cheque for £400 to Bruce and his handler Kelly Walker

Our charity of the month for March is the Cheshire Dogs Home, nominated by Jen Marchant, Tony Woolrich and Hannah Fraser.

Receiving the £400 donation, Heather Lockett said: “We are immensely grateful for the generosity of the Gladstone Brookes staff.  As you can imagine, dealing with over 7,000 dogs a year we always have need of money and with generous gifts like this we would struggle to carry on.Read More

CHARITY OF THE MONTH – British Red Cross

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Fundraiser Kerry Threadgill (second right) receives our donation along with charity shop staff (left to right) Tracy Richmond, Val Wilson and Debbie Snape

Our charity of the month for February is the British Red Cross – one of the world’s most iconic charities with workers to be found anywhere there is need or a disaster.

But they do a lot close to home as well, offering a wide range of services, including support in emergencies and for people in their own homes, event first aid and ambulance support, mobility aids and first aid courses.Read More