Blog Category: Charity of the Month
2016 has been a summer of giving for the staff of Gladstone Brookes with three widely differing charities receiving a donation from the Dress-down Fund.
First to benefit was the TLC appeal – Teddies for Loving Care – which puts teddy bears into accident and emergency units throughout Cheshire to help traumatised children come to terms with what’s happened to them.Read More
June Ross accepts the cheque for £692 on behalf of Help for Heroes from Jak Millington
Charity of the month for May was Help for Heroes and it’s a very special one for its nominee, Jak Millington.
For Jak is an ex-soldier with personal experience of what Help for Heroes does for our service personnel.Read More
Nicola (right) presents the cheque to Clair Scrimshaw from Endometriosis UK
Charity of the month for April is Endometriosis UK, nominated by Nicola Simpson, and it was Nicola who handed over the cheque for £651 to the charity’s NW Regional Development Officer, Clair Scrimshaw.
Said Nicola: “I nominated them because I suffer from the condition which has no known cure and can be very painful and debilitating.Read More
Charity of the month for March is the Warrington Friday Club which has spent the last 43 years supporting local adults with learning difficulties through the hard work and selfless attitude of its volunteer organisers.
They were nominated for our support by Kerry Brazendale whose older sister, Claire, is a long term club member.Read More
Chris Connor from the British Heart Foundation receives the cheque from Gladstone Brookes charity ambassador Rebecca Hope
Charity of the month for February was the British Heart Foundation (BHF) – the nation’s number one heart charity and one we have supported consistently for a number of years.
This year’s £545 donation has been ear-marked for a new BHF initiative – create a Nation Of Lifesavers.Read More
Helen Bullough, Justlife trustee, accepts the cheque from Louise for our first charity donation of 2016
Our first charity of the month for 2016 is Justlife, jointly nominated by Leon Moye and Louise Bullough.
Justlife is a charity based in Openshaw, Manchester, which helps and supports people with multiple and critical needs justlife.org.uk/projects/justlife-manchester/Read More
Pudsey picks up the cheque outside our offices
Pudsey Bear turned up at Gladstone Brookes’ head office to pick up a cheque for £648 pounds to add to the record £37.1 million raised by the BBC’s Children In Need charity this year.
The cheque brings the total raised so far for our charities of the month in 2015 to £7,541, with the final with the final donation of the year to the Warrington Toy appeal still to come.Read More
Charity Treasurer Louise Parry receives out £840 donation to Fanconi Hope from Jason Moore
Many people will not have heard of this month’s Gladstone Brookes nominated charity, but Fanconi Hope is desperately trying to raise funds for research into a rare, life-limiting genetic disorder in children known as Fanconi anaemia.
While the disease itself doesn’t kill, it causes a pre-disposition to head and neck cancers for which there is currently no cure.Read More
Lynsey Jenkins (second left) hands over the cheque to volunteer Julie Pickett, apprentice Reba Russell, trustee Janet Thornton and Lexi the Jack Russell (centre)
Our Charity Of The Month for September is Warrington Animal Welfare (WAW) and when we went along to present the cheque for £717 to them they picked an added bonus – a new volunteer worker.
WAW was nominated by Lynsey Jenkins who went to the charity’s centre to hand over the cheque on our behalf and was shown round the facility by trustee Janet Thornton. By the end of the tour Lynsey was so impressed with the work the charity does that she signed up on the spot to be a volunteer weekend worker.Read More
Jill Holt (second right) hands over the cheque to PDVS chief executive Valerie Wise (second left) flanked by staff members Sufiya Valli (left) and Tahera Bukhari (right)
Domestic violence is something people don’t talk about. Women are scared to discuss what has happened to them and are embarrassed to admit their partner beats them.
But the figures surrounding domestic violence are staggering.Read More