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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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