Blog Category: Charity

Luke joins the Set Of Six challenge

by Mike Birkett, 10/07/2018

Luke joins the Set Of Six challenge

Just before tackling the last leg of the challenge at the Halliwell Jones Stadium (from left to right):
Luke, Wil Maudsley, Shaun Briscoe, Craig Thomason and Peter Hanlon

If you’re looking for some light exercise to try and get yourself a little fitter, following Luke Buckley-Mellor is probably not the way to go because he likes his challenges a little…extreme.

How extreme?

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cheque presentation

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 – Macmillan Nurses


CHARITY OF THE MONTH – Macmillan Nurses

The Warrington Macmillan team: Helen Pennington, Mary Lilford, Lyn Gordon, Kerry Lindsay and Rebecca Ambler receiving our £434 donation

Possibly the most terrifying words you will ever hear are ‘You’ve got cancer.’

We all dread it and we all know someone who has been through it.  The lucky ones survive, but for many the diagnosis is terminal and that news is devastating.Read More

We believe in giving back to our community

paralympics fun day

Highlight of the year – nine schools taking part in the Warrington to Rio Paralympics style event at Warrington’s Victoria Park

Gladstone Brookes is a firm which strongly believes in giving back to the community in which we all work and helping those who are less fortunate than ourselves.

As well as contributing thousands of pounds to local charities by donating their monthly dress down money, the firm also sponsors the Warrington Wolves Charitable Foundation and Adrian Derbyshire’s Inspire-Believe-Succeed campaign with more than £56,000 between them.Read More