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There are many different ways people are getting involved with the Cheltenham and Gloucester Hospitals Charity. Here we celebrate their success stories, however big or small, and give credit to the wonderful groups of people that give their time, money and imagination for the benefit of the staff and patients here in Gloucestershire. Have a story to share? Contact the Fundraising Office, we would love to hear from you.

Donation makes a difference for local cancer patients

When Gwyn Cambridge heard that our Oncology Centre team were fundraising for new rise and recline chairs to give extra comfort to local cancer patients, she decided to give support in memory of her husband Dan to improve the experience for future patients. Read More. 

Guiting Ward takes on the Mud runner to raise funds

A team from Guiting Ward took on the tough Mud runner challenge  on 4th March and raised £880 to buy equipment needed on their ward. Lisa Jones, Ward Manager, Rachel Carter, Sister, Kate McNamara, Staff Nurse, Freya Churchill and Justina Bylica, Healthcare Assistants all trained and ran the challenge together as a team. Read More.

‘Al fresco’ theatre this summer – come ‘Rain or Shine’

Professional theatre company Rain or Shine, hailed by ‘The Stage’ asone of the best companies touring open air theatre" are set to delight family audiences once again this summer with their production of Shakespeare’s cross-gartered and hilarious cross-dressing comedy Twelfth Night, as they ‘transport’ you to a land where nothing is quite what it seems. Read More. 

Bilirubinometer Appeal

We aim to raise funds for specialist technology which will safeguard new babies in Gloucestershire from the life changing consequences of high jaundice levels.

With your help, we can equip our community midwife teams across Gloucestershire with portable ‘Jaundice Meters’ allowing them to diagnose babies at risk and respond rapidly to prevent serious illness. Read More.

Sherdons Golf Centre raise £2000 for local cancer care

When Les Webb at Sherdons Golf Centre took on a year as Captain, he decided to make a difference for local cancer patients by fundraising for the Focus fund, which provides extra care and equipment in the Gloucestershire Oncology Centre. Read More.

Gloucestershire Shared Service for NHS show their support for children with epilepsy

When GSS4NHS heard about the Hospitals Charity’s EPIC fund, which provides extra care and equipment for young people with epilepsy, they decided to make a difference by raising funds. Read More.

Nine year old raises £500 for cancer patients through sponsored silence

School girl Briony Dando, age 9, was so grateful for the fantastic care her tennis coach, Jason Poole from Oxstalls Tennis Club received on Lilleybrook Ward in Cheltenham that she wanted to do something to make a difference for future patients. Read More.

Clare goes the extra mile to thank Ward 2B

Clare Manton was extremely grateful for the care which Ward 2b gave to her father, so when she won a place for the 2017 London Marathon she decided to say a special thank you in his memory by fundraising to help the ward purchase a rise and recline chair which will allow family members and friends to rest when they need to stay by a loved one's bedside. Read More.

Tewkesbury Park Golf Club tee up support for Hospitals Charity

When Mike Harrison began a year as senior captain of Tewkesbury Park Golf Club, he took the opportunity to say thanks to the dedicated Cardiology Team at Cheltenham General Hospital who helped to transform his life – and to do something to make an impact for future patients. Read More

Clarkson Evans has selected its charity of the year 2017

Clarkson Evans has named the newly-formed Cheltenham & Gloucester Hospitals charity as its staff charity for 2017.

The charity, which raises funds to support patients being cared for at Gloucestershire Royal and Cheltenham General Hospitals as well as Stroud Maternity Unit, was selected because it was considered to have broad appeal among staff at the company.

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Thank you!

Charitable donations make a huge difference to wards across the hospitals, providing extra care and equipment which otherwise would not be possible. In our Oncology Centre, Katherine Best helped to improve the experience for local cancer patients and their families by giving a donation which funded gel warmers and stools for friends and family of patients. Read more

Harrison Clark Rickerbys make a difference for local cancer patients

Donations to the Hospital’s Focus Fund in memory of Dan Cambridge, partner with Cheltenham law firm Harrison Clark Rickerbys, will fund three new chemotherapy chairs for local cancer patients. Focus will also benefit from money raised at a Great Gatsby-themed ball which the firm held in September, which will help to provide further equipment for cancer patients. Read More

Angels to raise funds for local cancer patients

This Christmas local shops are getting behind the Hospital Charity’s Focus fund for local cancer patients by selling hand decorated Angels, with all proceeds helping to provide extra care and specialist equipment in the Gloucestershire Oncology Centre. Read More


Harrison Clark Rickerbys make a difference for local cancer patients

Donations to the Hospital’s Focus Fund in memory of Dan Cambridge, partner with Cheltenham law firm Harrison Clark Rickerbys, will fund three new chemotherapy chairs for local cancer patients. Focus will also benefit from money raised at a Great Gatsby-themed ball which the firm held in September, which will help to provide further equipment for cancer patients.

Dan, who died in January, aged 36, after a long illness, was treated at the Gloucestershire Oncology Centre, and his widow Gwyn wanted to enable other patients to receive treatment in greater comfort – the new rise-and-recline chairs offer greatly increased comfort for patients who are receiving chemotherapy treatment for long periods.

The ball, held at Hatherley Manor, raised almost £20,000 and FOCUS will receive £15,000 of that, with the rest going to other local causes supported by the firm’s own charitable trust. With a live jazz band, Charleston dancers, and an MC/auctioneer dressed as a gangster ready to relieve guests of their cash – one auction lot attracted a £6,000 bid – the event also featured a casino.

Simon Gilmour, partner with the firm’s employment team, said: “This year saw the very sad passing of one of our partners, Dan Cambridge. In his memory, we pledged that a large proportion of the proceeds from this ball would go to FOCUS who treated Dan and looked after him so very well. The evening was a great success, and guests were very generous, which the charities will very much appreciate.”

We are very grateful for the support which Harrison Clark Rickerbys have given to our Focus Fund.

Find out more: https://www.hcrlaw.com/donations-gloucestershire-charity-honour-partners-memory/

Join our focus committee and make a difference

Focus is raising funds to make a real difference for local cancer patients, their families and the staff who treat them. 

As the Cheltenham and Gloucester Hospital Charity’s dedicated fund to support our work in the Cheltenham Oncology Centre and in clinics in the surrounding area, Focus invests in projects benefitting local patients fighting cancer. Read More


Midwives on the run

Our amazing team of midwives provide incredible care for over 6,500 new babies and families every year. 

Midwives Charlotte Harford, Hayley Marvell, Sue Dennett, Laura Sharpe, Angela Smith, Nina Kellow, Nikki Delport-Riches and Anaesthetist Louis Khor ran the Stroud Half Marathon on Sunday 23rd October, raising over £700. Read More


Holland cycle team raise over £4000 for children’s centre!

An intrepid group of cyclists presented a cheque to Sister Jo Harvey and Helen Clark, having raised nearly £4,000 by taking part in an epic cycle ride, 300 miles in 3 days from Winchcombe to Ankie's home town in Holland. Read More

Walk for Wards - back for 2016

Once again the local community, patients and hospital staff are preparing to walk to raise money for Cheltenham and Gloucester Hospitals Charity at Walk for Wards on Sunday 2nd October 2016.. READ MORE


Hitting Cancer for Six at the Brewin Dolphin Cheltenham Cricket Festival

As charity partners for the Brewin Dolphin Cheltenham Cricket Festival, the Hospitals Charity is launching a special appeal to raise money for cancer patients across the county. Join us on Ladies Day and see how you can help 'Hit Cancer for Six!... READ MORE

National Citizen Service - Charity, Community & Cake!

This week Team 7 of the Gloucestershire National Citizen Service are fundraising and volunteering with the Hospitals Charity. Their aim is to raise awareness and some serious dough... READ MORE

A huge thank you from Dixton Ward at Cheltenham General hospital

Dixton Ward at Cheltenham General Hospital have long been waiting for four televisions for their patient rooms - after receiving donations to the ward, they have purchased their TVs through charitable funding... READ MORE

Winchcombe to Holland Cycle Ride

Ankie Bourne from Winchcombe, just outside Cheltenham, is planning a 260 mile bike ride to her home village of Hilvarenbeek, Holland in July 2016... READ MORE

Metz Big Band Bonanza

When a loved one passes away, life is difficult and your world changes. Last year Pauline Clayton lost her battle with cancer and sadly passed away. Pauline was a strong member of the community and touched many lives... READ MORE

London Marathon for FOCUS

With the London Marathon fast approaching, one determined and inspiring runner is raising money to support cancer patients across Gloucestershire... READ MORE

Fast and Furious in the Forest

If ever there was a forest with a story to tell, it’s The Forest of Dean. Nestled in the hills of South West England between valleys, rivers and an ancient royal forest... READ MORE

Mountain Biking for A&E

A keen mountain biker has taken on the Forest of Dean’s challenging bike trails to raise money for the Emergency Department at Gloucestershire Royal Hospital... READ MORE

Co-operative Banks Fundraise for FOCUS Fund

Throughout December 2015, the Co-operative Banks in Gloucester and Worcester held lots of festive fundraising to raise money for their chosen charitable fund, FOCUS... READ MORE 

Christmas with Colour Connection

On Friday December 18th the Cheltenham and Gloucester Hospitals Charity joined local design and printing company, Colour Connection, to take festive biscuits and chocolate to the Children's Ward... READ MORE 

Mamba for Maternity

On the 28th November 2015 the Maternity Services staff from Cheltenham, Gloucester and Stroud, friends and supporters, donned their dancing shoes to raise money... READ MORE

Charity Cook Book

The Cheltenham and Gloucester Hospitals Charity cook book is about to hit the shelves! With over 70 recipes the book hosts favourite dishes from the staff at the hospitals... READ MORE.

Minion Mascot

On Saturday 14th November, CK Castles held a Minion themed event to help raise funds for the Gloucestershire Hospitals Charity fund FOCUS... READ MORE. 

Walk for Wards 2015

The first ever Walk for Wards event hosted by the Cheltenham and Gloucester Hospitals Charity was completed on October 11th, and what a success it was... READ MORE.


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