Focus is the charitable fund for the Gloucestershire Oncology Centre, raising funds which directly provide extra care, specialist equipment and improvements to facilities for local cancer patients.

Our work in the Gloucestershire Oncology Centre and through clinics in surrounding counties reaches a population of over 1 million people, and the donations we receive make a real difference to the lives of local people fighting cancer and their families. 

How donations to Focus make a direct impact for local cancer patients 

Every donation, no matter what size, makes a real impact on our work by funding extra care and equipment over and above that provided by the NHS. Recent donations have provided:

•             Special reclining chairs which give comfort to patients receiving chemotherapy treatment.

•             Equipment which enables home treatment for people with Lymphoedema, a condition common among cancer patients. The equipment reduces swelling through fluid build up.

•             A bladder scanner which enables our radiotherapy team to increase the accuracy and consistency of treatment and improves patient comfort.

•             The Focus Cancer Information Centre is funded by donations and is an invaluable source of information for patients their carers and families.

•             Iodine Treatment Suites which have not only doubled the number of Thyroid Cancer patients who can benefit from this important treatment but also offer a greatly improved environment.

•             Donations also make a vital difference to our work in the Focus Research Centre, helping to fund dedicated staff to expand our capacity to offer new research and trials to local people fighting cancer.

Read more about recent funded projects and appeals here>

How you can get involved today and support Focus

By supporting Focus you can help us to invest in projects which benefit local people fighting cancer. You can get involved by:

Making a donation in support of Focus

You can download our donation & gift aid form here>, make an online donation  or send a cheque made payable to ‘Focus’ to: Charity Office, Cheltenham General Hospital, Cheltenham, GL53 7AN

Please get in touch if you would like to donate by bank transfer or to set up a regular gift.

Taking on a sponsored challenge or organising your own event 

From mud runs to scenic walks and skydives, we have a variety of challenges and events you can get involved in, or you can hold your own fundraising event such as a cake sale or raffle. 

Set up a fundraising page

To set up your own online fundraising page click here>

Getting your company or community group involved in fundraising for Focus 

You can make a real impact on our work by partnering with us through a company, or by supporting through your organisation or community group. We believe in creating mutually beneficial partnerships and work with companies to create positive PR around their support. Get in touch to find out more.

Volunteering to support our fundraising for Focus

Volunteering for the charity can help to raise awareness and vital funds for our work, and gives supporters the opportunity to join our welcoming fundraising team. Contact us to find out more.

Setting up a tribute fund in memory of a loved one

Donations or collections in memory of a loved one will make a lasting difference for those who visit the oncology Centre in future. You can make a one-off gift, ask for donations in lieu of flowers at the funeral which can be arranged by a Funeral Director on your behalf, or set up an online tribute page  to enable people to make donations in memory online.

Remembering Focus in your Will

By remembering Focus in your will you can transform the lives of future patients and their families. Every gift, no matter what size, is greatly appreciated and makes a real impact on our work.

The Oncology team are very grateful for your support – thank you.

Find out more:

•             Download a copy of our Fundraising leaflet>

•             Visit: www.gloshospitals.nhs.uk/charity

Or contact us:

•             0300 422 3231

•             fundraising@glos.nhs.uk

•             Charity Office, Cheltenham General Hospital, Cheltenham, GL53 7AN

Focus is part of Cheltenham and Gloucester Hospitals Charity (registered charity no. 1051606