Blog Category: Charity


CHARITY OF THE MONTH – Christmas Toy Appeal

CHARITY OF THE MONTH – Yo-ho-ho Merry Christmas!

Once again the generosity of staff from Gladstone Brookes will mean that under-privileged children throughout the greater Warrington area and into the rest of Cheshire will be waking up to a present from Santa GB on Christmas morning with more than £1,000 worth of toys and Christmas gifts

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CHARITY OF THE MONTH – Children In Need

CHARITY OF THE MONTH – Children In Need

This year’s Children In Need Appeal set yet another record by raising £50, 593,013 on the night, including a £400 donation from Gladstone Brookes.

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CHARITY OF THE MONTH – Macmillan Cancer Support

CHARITY OF THE MONTH – Macmillan Cancer Support

When Carl Woods lost his grandma to cancer five weeks ago she was just the latest of a series of victims in his family of that most dreaded of diseases – cancer.

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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 – 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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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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CHARITY OF THE MONTH – Children In Need

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

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


CHARITY OF THE MONTH – Lewis House

CHARITY OF THE MONTH – Lewis House

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


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