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Charity of the month - Brainwave

Phil Edge (Brainwave chief executive) receives the cheque from Adrian Derbyshire (right). Looking on are Raj and Joanne Freeman and therapists Antony LaMola and Jackie Addison.

Disability is a thing most of us tend to ignore until we come face to face with it, but some people don’t just face disability every day, they work to improve the quality of life from those affected which is why Gladstone Brookes has chosen Brainwave as this month’s charity.

GB international wheelchair athlete Adrian Derbyshire presented Brainwave’s Warrington Centre with a cheque for £605, the proceeds of April’s dress down money donated by Gladstone Brookes staff.Read More

Sport Relief and Disability Awareness

GB staff and St Paul's pupils with the Sport Relief cheque

The GB Team and children from St Paul Of The Cross Primary School with the cheque for Sport Relief

Gladstone Brookes combined two charity events in one with the presentation of a cheque for £805 to Sport Relief and a Disability Awareness Day with children from St Paul Of The Cross Primary School, Burtonwood.

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SUCCESS STORY: What a result – over £11,000± in PPI compensation!


Jon Laurie Horley is ecstatic with the £11,718.96± PPI compensation Gladstone Brookes have been able to recover for her, particularly as she was told previously that her claim had no chance of success.

“What a result,” she says. “I had no idea I was owed so much money. When I first made enquiries about making a claim I was told there would be nothing to come back, but then I saw the advert for Gladstone Brookes and decided to give them a try.  Oh boy am I glad I did!”Read More

Bon voyage Adrian!

Bon voyage Adrian!

Stu Farley of Gladstone Brookes checks out the hand trike before Adrian set off

It’s taken a year of planning, months of preparation and thousands of miles of training but Adrian Derbyshire is now ready for the off.  Ahead of him lies a 1,000 mile plus marathon around Britain by hand trike to promote his Stop Hate campaign to schoolchildren and students.

First on the list is The King’s School in Macclesfield which means Adrian will be doing the equivalent of two marathons in a single day – one from his home in Warrington to the school and the other on the way back.Read More

Surely there isn’t a banking scandal in the news AGAIN?

City of London

Are the public still interested in reading about banking scandals? After the latest story breaking about the Treasury Select Committee’s investigation into manipulation of the foreign exchange markets I do wonder. It does seem a little harder this morning to dust off the keyboard and give my opinion on what seems to be a recurring story.
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Disability Awareness: ‘A great experience and great fun!’


Kyle Riley gets into the spirit of seated volleyball

Year 6 pupils at Park Road Community Primary School, Great Sankey, had six new teachers for the day courtesy of Gladstone Brookes.

The school was the latest venue for the Disability Awareness Project being run jointly by GB and the Warrington Wolves Charitable Foundation.  Designed to improve awareness of disability and the different ways it affects people lives, the scheme uses sport to demonstrate how mobility, blindness, and problems with communication affect the lives of thousands of people on a daily basis.Read More

GB takes Disability Awareness to Warrington schools

GB takes Disability Awareness to Warrington schools

by Mike Birkett, 04/07/2018

GB takes Disability Awareness to Warrington schools

Gladstone Brookes has joined Warrington Wolves Foundation in taking their Disability Awareness project into Warrington’s schools.

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CHARITY OF THE MONTH – Macmillan Cancer Support

Macmillan Cancer support - charity of the month

Kelly Archbold hands over the cheque to Grace Higgins from Macmillan Cancer Support

Cancer – the very word strikes fear into the heart.

The statistics say one in three of us will get cancer of some kind in our lives. An increasing number of us will survive, but many of us won’t.Read More

GB staff take over Disability Awareness training

GB staff take over the training

Kathryn and Phil deliver the training with Danny

Our Disability Awareness training scheme stepped up a level when Kathryn Bennett and Phil Bell took an active part in the training of a team of Sainsburys’ staff at the Halliwell Jones Stadium.

Both Kathryn and Phil had already been through the initial training with Danny O’Brien from the Wolves Charitable Foundation along with more than 100 of their colleagues.Read More

SUCCESS STORY – ‘Shocked’ Joan wins back over £15,000±

Shocked Joan

Retired nurse Joan Anderson from Stirling in Scotland was convinced she had never taken out payment protection insurance on any finance she took on.

“It’s just something I don’t do.  I never take extended warranties or anything like that,” she says.

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