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
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.
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
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
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
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
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
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
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