The Charity has steadfastly grown since 2005. As our relationship with The Princess Royal University Hospital strengthened, it quickly became clear that the need for financial support within the NHS was far more wide-reaching – ranging from further staff shortages to lack of equipment and outdated facilities.
SINCE OUR FOUNDATION, WE HAVE NEVER LOOKED BACK
We have matured into a charity that now works with local and major hospitals across South London, North Kent and East Surrey – a network that includes Queen Elizabeth Hospital, King’s College Hospital, Guy’s and St Thomas’ Hospital, The Royal Marsden Hospital and Croydon University Hospital.
Through our work we serve the boroughs of Bromley, Croydon, Lambeth, Southwark, Woolwich and Greenwich collaborating across these communities to make long-term change to healthcare services.
We are extremely proud to be able to provide long-term and consistent support to oncology staff, patients and families in every way possible.
BRANCHING OUT FOR CHILDREN’S
Requests for help from Queen Elizabeth Hospital, Woolwich in 2014 led to the start of another very special relationship with the Tiger Ward – the Paediatric Oncology Shared Care Unit within the hospital. Delighted to help as ever, we stepped in to find regular funds to fulfil wish-lists from the teams and families. Over the years, the scale of support for children’s cancer care at Queen Elizabeth Hospital and other hospitals has steadily grown, and reached such a scale that in 2015 we established a separate sister charity which has gone on to become The Chartwell Children’s Cancer Trust. Across the two charities, our supporter base and our fundraising capacity are growing year on year.
Today, our campaigns and appeals are paving the way for change-making initiatives within the NHS and beyond. These include the provision of cutting-edge equipment and transformational technology, ground-breaking research projects, major refurbishments, capital projects and so much more in support of the patients and families themselves.
In 2018 we were so proud to take on our biggest ever challenge – to raise £750,000 to create a state-of-the-art Oncology Unit for children in the new Paediatric Village in Croydon University Hospital. As a result of our efforts, we are delighted to confirm that in February 2022 (with a pandemic in between), we reached our target and the unit is now open and fully operational. As our greatest fundraising achievement, this appeal is not only a fantastic milestone but the largest donation in Croydon University Hospital’s history.