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The Big O

The Big O Vintage festival is a vintage and retro festival packed full of life and vitality that celebrates "Suburbia through the decades." Set in the wonderful Priory Gardens Orpington brought to you by Talking box events Come and spend the day with friends and...

CCT SUPPORTERS’ UPDATE

Thank you to Angela Moore, member of the Jaguar Enthusiasts’ Club and all the Street Party Team for organising a mobile phone raffle in aid of The Chartwell Cancer Trust at their Royal Wedding Street Party on Saturday 19th May. Almost 200 residents came together in...

NEW FUNDING PROJECT FOR THE PRUH

Mr Prakash Sinha is a Consultant Oncoplastic Breast and Endocrine Surgeon specialising in breast cancer surgical treatment and surgery of the thyroid gland. Mr Sinha has been a consultant surgeon for the last nine years; his NHS base is The Princess Royal University...

CHARITY GALA NIGHT

On Friday 13th April, it was a full house at Trustee Bobby Beech’s infamous charity gala evening, this time at Farleigh Golf Club in Warlingham. It was a fantastic night raising over £6,000 for The Chartwell Cancer Trust. Friday the 13th might be unlucky for some but...

PATRON’S PROFILE

Fayre Do’s have been patrons of The Chartwell Cancer Trust since May 2017. For more than 25 years, they have been delighting the taste buds of the world’s most respected actors, producers and film crews. With Chef Jamie Cook at the helm, they produce tasty and...

KING’S UPDATE

The pop-up House of Hygge and Charity Shop has been receiving some amazing support, local press and social media coverage within the Brixton community. The charity shop is now full to the brim with an extensive range of excellent quality items and it really is worth a...

UP AT THE O2

Our first ever charity climb over the roof of one of the most famous entertainment venues, The O2, took place on Saturday 12th May. We had a team of 27 trekkers of all ages, the youngest being 9 years old, taking on the challenge. Read on to find out how they got on....

GROUP MEET UPS

The day of dreams!!! On Sunday 20th May, Bromley Football Club played in the Buildbase FA Trophy Cup Final against Brackley Town FC on the hallowed turf of Wembley, the home of English football. The build-up towards the final was very exciting with the whole Borough...

CONGRATULATIONS ORLA

Congratulations to Orla Simpson who has been appointed as the new Children’s Oncology Nurse Specialist, Croydon Health Services. We wish her all the very best and look forward to working with her in the coming months.

£350 RAISED FOR THE LILY PAD APPEAL

The John Fisher School in Purley invited us to participate in their annual Fete on Sunday 6th May to raise funds and awareness for The CCT’s Lily Pad Appeal. We were very fortunate that John Viner was able to bring his hot air balloon, and there was great excitement...

Croydon Update

Fundraising has now started for the refurbishment of the New Children’s Oncology Department within the New Integrated Paediatric Unit in Croydon University Hospital. Our campaign is based in the Main Entrance of the hospital opposite M & S Food. Supporters will be...

POSH BINGO!

On the day before Saint Patrick’s Day, Posh Bingo jigged its jolly way back to Highfield Infants’ School when, for the second year running, members of the Highfield community brushed up on their bingo lingo and raised thousands of pounds for The Chartwell Cancer...

Exciting times in The Glades

We are delighted to announce that supporters The Glades Shopping Centre, Bromley have offered us use of one of their retail units as a Pop-Up Awareness Centre for two weeks from Monday 11th June to Sunday 24th June. The shop will be managed by members of The CCT team...

Waitrose

Thank you to everyone who visited the Waitrose Bromley North and Bromley South stores during February.  Since January The CCT has received just under £1700 donations from the Waitrose Community Matters Green token scheme....

BLT

Thank you to Bromley Little Theatre for putting on such a fantastic charity preview performance of ‘Female Transport’ on Thursday 8th February. The play, a hard hitting story of six women sentenced to be transported to Britain’s overseas penal colony in Australia in...

CCT Supporters’ Update

Supporters Laptops & Lipstick, the ladies networking group, held their annual quiz night on Friday 9th February at The Bridge House Pub in Penge and all funds raised went to The CCT. Congratulations to the winners, Trina Smith’s team.  Sadly, our CCT team didn’t win...

Early Warning

Thank you to Patron and valued supporter Diane Gething for hosting an Early Warning Prosecco Party on 15th March.  Diane was already planning a girls’ night and decided to make it a charity event in aid of The CCT.  Most of the girls who attended were from the New...

Bromley FC

A huge thank you to Bromley FC for inviting us along to the match on Saturday 27th January for the game against Halifax Town to raise funds for The CCT. Despite the miserable weather there was a fantastic turn-out. The CCT had a wonderful team of volunteers, bucket...

Round Table

Thank you to Beckenham Round Table members for their continued support for The Chartwell Cancer Trust and for their most generous donation of £5000 we received in February, specifically for The CCT’s childhood cancer support groups, CCT Tiger Ward and the Frog Ward. ...

Blood Clots and Cancer

Information for patients and carers - Having cancer and cancer treatment can increase the risk of developing a blood clot. These can occur in the leg or arm (deep vein thrombosis or DVT) or in the lung (pulmonary embolism). Symptoms can include: • Swelling or pain in...

Support Share Gift

Share Gift is a unique charity that specialises in accepting donations of shares, particularly small holdings of shares which are not worth selling on their own.  These holdings are aggregated, sold, and the proceeds used to make donations to a wide range of other UK...

Group Meet-Ups

The Bromley and Croydon Childhood Cancer Support Groups had a lovely time at Emma’s Pottery Parlour on Sunday 14th January in West Wickham. All of the children were given exclusive use of the pottery studio where they got to paint a plate with their own design that...

Signing Your Will

The Wills Act 1837 sets out requirements for a valid will – including that the will must be signed and witnessed in a prescribed manner. What do you do if you find that your loved one’s will is not properly signed? Is there any way around it? We’ve found that this...

Jess

Thank you to Jess Yeo for donating her lovely long locks to The Little Princess Trust, a charity that makes real hair wigs free of charge to children and young adults who have lost their hair to cancer in the UK. Jess loved her long hair but repeatedly asked her mum,...

CCT Challenge Events Update

We are pleased to report that our ‘dare-devil’ fundraising events are booking up fast! If you have always wanted to do something with a sense of adventure, whether for your own personal goal or as a team effort, raising money for charity whilst doing so at the same...

Nature’s Most Healthful Diet

Dr Shireen Kassam, Consultant Haematologist at King’s College Hospital, London, shares her knowledge, experience and passion about how following a healthful diet and lifestyle can not only help prevent many of today’s life-threatening diseases, but can form a very...

X-WING Regional Charity Donations

Thank you to Warboar Games, Bromley for organising another fundraiser in aid of The Chartwell Cancer Trust over the weekend of 3rd and 4th February. This is Warbour’s ‘X-Wing regional event’ hosted by players from all over the country and the world!  With the superb...

Thank You Marshals

A massive thank you to our wonderful marshals for their help and support on Sunday 18th February at the Hell of the Ashdown Sportive, organised by our friends at the Catford Cycling Club.  Conditions are really tough, and not just for the cyclists, as some marshals...

Brighton Youth Race

Congratulations and well done to Trustee Michael Douglas’s grandchildren for entering the Brighton Youth Race on Sunday 25th February. Unfortunately, Noah was unable to take part on the day so it was left to Molly, Ethan and Freddie to take on the challenge. It was a...

King’s Update

The new charity fundraising coffee lounge and event space in the heart of Brixton – House of Hygge – is proving to be the place to be, creating a community lead space by providing a variety of events and guidance to suit local people. Offering coffee, refreshments and...

Co-op Support

We reported earlier that the Co-op are supporting our children's charity CCT Tiger Ward. If you are a Co-op member and shop in the Co-op, 1% of what is spent on selected own-brand products is donated to us. So far just under a wonderful £1,200 has been raised so thank...

Lily Pad Appeal

The Lily Pad Appeal for the new integrated paediatric ward in Croydon University Hospital is once again gathering momentum. Unfortunately red tape set us back six months and we have had to go back to the drawing board. Our start date is now March and we will be...

Chloe’s Chirstmas Party Raffle

  Last year Chloe Stephens was diagnosed with stage 4 mediastinal large B cell lymphoma. She underwent chemotherapy then a month’s worth of radiotherapy. She is waiting for her scan results. She said, “the Chartwell nurses and hospital could not have helped me any...

Making a Will

Making a Will can be a daunting experience. Some people even put it off because it “all seems so complicated”. You can, of course, use an online will-writing service, or have your will drafted by someone who isn’t a lawyer. You can even write your own will using a...

JEC

The Jaguar Enthusiasts’ Charity Christmas Dinner Party was held at Geoff and Lesley Waterman’s Party Barn at their home in Biggin Hill on Saturday 9th December. 88 members and guests attended and what a fantastic night it was!  Private caterers were brought in...

Bond Bryan

Bond Bryan Architects in Westerham has been supporting The CCT throughout 2017, their last fundraiser was a Secret Santa Raffle and Coffee Morning on 21 December. Throughout 2017, Bond Bryan has organised a variety of fundraising events starting with a Red Nose Day...

The Glades

The Glades Shopping Centre, Bromley has been incredibly busy fundraising and raising awareness for The CCT as part of their yearly support. We were especially delighted to have played such a major part in their Christmas Campaign where the shopping centre had over...

Laptops and Lipstick

Thank you to supporters of the year Laptops and Lipstick for organising a quiz night on Friday 9th February in aid of The CCT at the Bridge House Pub, 2 Penge High Street. The quiz is due to start at 7.30pm. Tickets are £5 per person with teams of up to eight. It...

Amazing Donations Of PJ’s

Thank you to Charmaine Green, one of our oncology mums at the Frog Oncology Unit for organising a pyjama collection for nine oncology wards and hospitals. The pyjamas were donated by friends, families, businesses, playgroups and schools. Their incredible support meant...

Coffee Machine is a Fantastic Gift

Thank you to the oncology parents on Toni and Guy Ward at King’s College Hospital for raising a fantastic £250 towards a thank you gift for the nurses so that they could purchase a coffee machine in their staff room. The current facilities meant that the nurses and...

Charity Shop Update

The House of Hygge Pop up Coffee Shop located next door to The CCT’s charity shop has been very well received among local residents and workers in the community. It has also been a welcoming environment for mums with young children to meet up because of its lovely...

Thank you Waitrose

Waitrose are supporting us again as part of their Community Matters Green Token Programme. For the month of January, we appeared in Waitrose Biggin Hill, thank you to everyone who dropped their tokens in our community box! We are in the Bromley South Branch in...

BAG-PACKING AT MARKS AND SPENCER

Thank you to Marks and Spencer in The Glades Bromley for allowing us to bag-pack in their food hall for three days in December, and to all the shoppers who very kindly donated to our great cause. We raised over a whopping £1900 for The CCT with the help of our ‘dream...

Support at THE SWAN, West Wickham

Since taking over The Swan pub in April 2017 Neil Howley and his wife Michelle have been supporting and raising funds for The CCT. Over the summer they ran a collectables market in their carpark and organised monthly open Mic nights. Later in the year, they held a...

Christmas Concerts At the Glades

Our Christmas Carol concerts, hosted in The Glades shopping centre wowed shoppers in December. On Saturday 3rd December, we had two wonderful performances from long-term supporters The Kentones and from the Pratts Bottom Church / Village Choir. Shoppers and passers-by...

Gifts Galore

Thanks to the generosity of the merchants and staff of The Glades shopping centre, the management and customers of the Swan Public House in West Wickham, the London Ambulance Service NHS and the Marks and Spencer Mainframe Transformation Programme team, we received an...

Aces High!

Thank you to Aditya Malik from Aces Trading for donating over 1,000 beanie caps to The CCT. We have taken lots of them down to our oncology childrens’ wards and will be offering them to our childhood cancer support groups. We do have plenty to go around so if you...

Christmas Toy Appeal

The Glades launched its ‘Christmas Toy Appeal’ on the 19th November. Shoppers will be encouraged to help make a local child’s Christmas by donating either a new toy or gift. There will also be money envelopes available for shoppers who prefer to make a cash donation....

Glades Update

Supporters of the year, The Glades invited Trustee Michael Douglas and Michelle Simpson to attend The Glades Retailer Awards on the 11th October. The Glades Retailer Awards is an opportunity for the centre to recognise and reward excellency of stores which have...

Bromley Business Awards

The Bromley Business Awards took place on Thursday 2nd November and The CCT was one of the chosen charities of the evening. Trustee Michael Douglas and Michelle Simpson were invited as special VIP guests to this fantastic event, and Michael was presented with all the...

Your Bromley

We were delighted to be involved in the Your Bromley Halloween - Casa de los Muertos (Day of the Dead) all day event on 28th October in the Market Square, Bromley. It was a free event, with face painting, pumpkin painting and music by ‘Beato Burrito’, Mariachi Band,...

Beachy Head Marathon – John Leeson

Congratulations to John Leeson for completing the Beachy Head Marathon on 28th October. John completed the course in just under five hours and 15 minutes, a good 16 minutes faster than when he ran the same race in 2013 for The CCT when he raised £2,000, finishing his...

Catford Cycling Club Hill Climb

At the 122nd Open Hill Climb at York’s Hill, organised by the Catford Cycling Club on the 8th October, CCT Group Trustee Paula Cook was presented with a cheque from President Peter Hayes and Hill Climb Organiser, Le Anh Luong in recognition of our charity work and for...

Annual Golf Day in Memory of Jayne Yates

Jackie and John Stratton held their yearly golf day at Parkwood Golf Club, on 30th September in fond memory of Jayne Yates who sadly passed away on the 9th July 2015. They had golfers during the day and partners joining later in the evening for food, music, raffles...

Lloyds Bank Awareness Week

Thank you to Lloyds Bank in Bromley for organising an Awareness Week in September, raising £500 specifically for the CCT’s childhood cancer support groups. The bank held a series of fundraising events including a Tag Day, Guess the Sweets in the Jar, and a Bake Sale....

Three Peaks

We are pleased that Laura Kirby and her friend Charlotte Jones finally got to take part in the Yorkshire Three Peaks Challenge on Saturday 16th September, after postponing it in July due to illness. The 12-hour challenge took on the peaks of Pen-y-Ghent, Whernside and...

Supporting Cancer MDMs

The Chartwell Cancer Trust has generously provided funding for an upgrade to the Princess Royal University Hospital’s cancer Multi-Disciplinary Meeting (MDT) room.  The room is used to host MDT meetings which are a regular forum where important decisions are made...

Charity Gala Night – Parkwood Golf Club

CCT Trustee Bobby Beech hosted her second Annual Charity Gala Evening at Park Wood Golf Club on Friday 13th October. It was a fantastic night raising over £5,500 for The Chartwell Cancer Trust. Bobby Beech reports… Oh Wow! What a fabulous night we had! I think it’s...

Remembering your loved ones

We find November to be a great month of reflection and planning for most of our clients and individuals. It’s a good time to reflect on the past few months and to plan for the year ahead. It’s also a good time to go over the ‘to do’ lists and resolutions from the...

Orpington Lights News

Thank you to Steve Parkins and Terry Batney from Mickleham Road, Orpington who are going to be decorating their houses with hundreds, if not thousands of Christmas lights again this year. This is the third year they have lightened up their street in aid of The CCT. ...

Catford Cycling Club show Support

Our friends from the Catford Cycling Club presented a cheque for £1,000 to Trustee Michael Douglas at our Festival of Flight Event on 19th August. Club Member James Callinan, who attended the event with wife Christine, handed the cheque to Michael and said, “The Club...

Bromley Business Awards

Thank you to Bromley Business Awards who have chosen to support The CCT at their Business Awards Gala on Thursday 2nd November. This exciting evening will showcase the business excellence that companies throughout the borough provide and give them the opportunity to...

Loyal Supporter John Leeson

Good luck to loyal supporter John Leeson who is undertaking the Beachy Head Marathon in Eastbourne on 28th October. He will be running across the hills in aid of The CCT and Guy’s and St Thomas Charity, hoping to raise money in the fight against cancer. John completed...

Bromley’s Queens Gardens

Thank you to Your Bromley for arranging over three days in August at Bromley’s Queen’s Gardens, a selection of FREE outdoor cinema films with popcorn, candy floss and refreshments. Half of the funds raised were donated to The Chartwell Cancer...

Early Warning Update

We are pleased to report that our Early Warning Coffee Mornings and Prosecco Soirées are still a popular fundraising choice with our supporters. Everything you need is delivered to your door and FREE Prosecco or Coffee supplied! Each event can be tailored to your...

Wing Walkers!

Our first ever team Wing Walk took place on Saturday 6th August at Damyns Hall Aerodrome in Upminster Essex and we are pleased to report that it was a fantastic success. Our brave wingwalkers thoroughly enjoyed the experience and overall they raised £12,500 for The...

10K Run!

On the morning of Sunday 9th July, some of London’s most famous streets were shut down and transformed into a British Street Party with a difference. Instead of the normal hustle and bustle of London commuters and shoppers, there were thousands of people running,...

Festival Of Flight

London Biggin Hill Airport, formerly an RAF Battle of Britain fighter base and home to RAF Officers and an Aircrew Selection Centre, is now a major business jet hub for the capital. The Biggin Hill Airshow, now in its fourth year in its new guise, took place over the...

Memorial Golf Day

On Saturday 17th June, the ‘Griffiths’ family held a golf day in memory of Bob Griffiths who sadly passed away in October 2016. Bob’s daughter Cheryl, and his son-in-law and best friend Stephen, got in touch with us to let us know that they wanted to host a golf event...

In loving Memory of Kathleen Holloway

On 23 August 2017, Kathleen Holloway lost her fight against cancer leaving family and friends heartbroken. The Family has created a someone special page, In memory of Kathleen on the Virgin Money Giving website. You can view the page and make a donation by clicking...

CCT supporters’ Update

Direct Line have been on-going supporters of The CCT and CCT Tiger Ward since 2015. They have held annual Christmas Raffles, Static Box Collections, Easter egg donations, and Quiz Nights. In addition, many of their staff have participated in our team events, and in...

DONATIONS TO REGISTERED CHARITIES

If you’re worried about Inheritance Tax, and many people are these days, it’s well worth looking at the significant benefits the Government offers to people who make charitable donations in their wills.   Leaving a part or your entire estate to charity can reduce, and...

Memorial Golf Day

Eric Scott suffered from CLL (Chronic Lymphocytic Leukeamia) for a number of years. He was being treated in the Chartwell Unit during this time until he sadly passed away on 15th January 2017. Eric was a keen golfer and his daughter, Tracy, thought it seemed only...

CCT SKYDIVE Update

Well done to our tandem skydiving team who took the plunge on Saturday 1st July. Our team of four had an amazing time so they told us! Sian-Louise Fazzani, Emily Hone and Lesley-Anne Hollman explained how they really enjoyed the experience, although they were also...

GROUP MEET-UPS

The Childhood Cancer Support Groups, funded by The Chartwell Cancer Trust, help to provide a support system to oncology families at a very difficult time in their lives. The Groups meet once a month in a safe environment for children who may be immuno-suppressed, so...

POSH BINGO NIGHT

Beau’s Mum, Larissa Apsley and other mums whose children attend Highfield Primary School, held a “Posh Bingo Night” in the Infant School Hall at Highfield Primary School on Friday 5th May in aid of The CCT. Larissa’s daughter Beau was diagnosed with acute...

CCT SUMMER BALL

In the past, The Chartwell Cancer Trust has organised several charity balls, particularly during the Festive Season. Now that the Trust has a wonderful Events Committee, all volunteers to assist with the many events that are organised throughout the year, it was felt...

The Glades awareness week

Following the announcement that The Chartwell Cancer Trust is The Glades’ chosen charity of the year, to kick-start their fundraising activities we were invited to spend a week in The Glades’ shopping centre during the May Bank Holiday half term.   With The Glades’...

ANNAMARIA’S BENCH

“Whatever else is happening in the world, today Wednesday 24th May was a special day for us. Today, Annamaria’s memorial bench was installed in her favourite dog-walking park where she would walk her dog, Nica, whenever she was strong enough to do it during the last...

LONDON 1OK RUN UPDATE

Congratulations to our Running team who took part in the Virgin Westminster 10k Run on Sunday 9th July for The CCT and CCT Tiger Ward. They all did so well, it was such an incredibly hot day, but we are pleased to say they all made it safely to the finish line....

A Night at the Opera

I had the great privilege of waiting backstage as the orchestra played the overture to Carmen to start the evening. My part of the performance was to start after the overture, when I would go on stage and tell the audience a little about our charity and our plans for...

Congratulations to Sandra Eder

Congratulations to Sandra Eder for completing this year’s London Marathon to celebrate her 70th birthday! It was such a tough challenge and we and your family and friends are so very proud of you.  You are an inspiration to us all. Thank you for choosing us to be a...

New Life Church, Charity Ball 2017

A great evening was hosted by New Life Church in April when over 100 people sat down to a three course meal, followed by a fun dance presentation from ‘Lorrae’s Ladies’, ‘15 minutes of Fun’ - and flag-waving! - With Rick Easter and a live band rounding off the...

A night out at the House of Commons

Host Michael Douglas welcomed our guests and speakers, Dr Anil Lakhani and Robert Neill MP and invited Bobby Beech to say Grace. After dinner Michael thanked many of our guests for the amazing fund raising that they had carried out for us. Dr Lakhani and MP Bob Neill...

TREE OF MEMORIES

In 2013, Steven Wright created a “Tree of Memories” at his place of work in Coolings Green & Pleasant Knockholt in memory of his wife, Marisa Wright.  The “Tree of Memories” is on the Nature Trail at Coolings over a six-acre area.  Passers-by can tie a ribbon to the...

Lily-Mae Annual Bike Ride 2017

Now in its fourth year, the Lily-Mae Annual Bike Ride was originally set up to raise funds to support Lily-Mae and her family while she was undergoing treatment for cancer. Sadly, the past two events have been held in her memory. Once again this year a group of family...

Summer is here at last!

Summers here at last! Only a few tables left at our summer ball on Friday 9th June. Set in beautiful grounds with splendid views, The Warren venue is the perfect setting on a warm summer's evening. Enjoy a superb three course sit down meal before the fun commences,...

Drink, Dance & Donate Evening

In Aid of the Chartwell Cancer Trust & Centrepieces Art Drink, Dance & Donate with Bon Bonne DJ Martin Cee & Scottie Anderson on June 24 From 7:00 pm At Chislehurst Golf Club Contact Irene whelan for further details on  07775 912 814 or email...

Glades Awareness Week

Exciting news for The CCT.  Supporters of the year The Glades have invited us to hold an awareness week during the May half-term from Tues 30th May - Sun 4th June.    This is a fantastic opportunity for us to promote awareness of  The CCT and CCT Tiger Ward.    We...

Bromley Girls Can

Thank you to supporters Mytime for inviting us to get involved with their forthcoming "Bromley Girls Can" event on Saturday 20th May at The Pavilion in Bromley. The event is designed to encourage being more active with a range of exciting 20 minute taster sessions...

Walking Tigers

We have a wonderful team of ‘Walking Tigers’ taking part in an incredible challenge this July in aid of CCT Tiger Ward. The 20-strong team, a group of school buddies from Wilmington, have decided to put their friendship to the ultimate test and take their reunion to...

Skydive Update

Congratulations and a massive thank you to our amazing skydivers for taking the plunge on Saturday 11th March. Trustee Michael Douglas and CCT Group Trustee Stacey Brown popped down to the Headcorn Skydive Centre to wish them all luck. Our skydivers could not have...

Early Warning Update

Thank you to Brenda Amin for hosting our first 2017 coffee morning raising £300 for The CCT. We had the pleasure of meeting Brenda at one of our charity events in November last year.   HSL Chairs in Orpington organised a coffee morning in store on 6th March for The...

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