SUPPORTING THE CHARTWELL CANCER TRUST
Welcome to The Chartwell Cancer Trust’s first e-monthly newsletter.
e have already reached the end of the first quarter, and our amazing supporters have been busy doing incredible things to fundraise for our various appeals and projects. We have a range of activities, events and fundraisers lined up already, something for everyone of all ages. Whether running, skydiving, walking, wingwalking, climbing over the amazing 02 or dragon boat racing is for you, our challenges will create unforgettable memories or help to fulfil a bucket list wish!
IN THIS ISSUE • Supporters’ Update • Local Business and Community Support • Funding Update • Sophie’s Wish • Previous Events Update • Dates for the Diary
SUPPORTERS’ UPDATE T
rustee Natalie Reilly met Mike Deves from the Bromley Lions Club at the Tatsfield charity shop in December where he presented her with a cheque, donations raised by the club’s members. The Lions also hosted a charity Quiz Night on Saturday 28th March at Blundells Fitness Sport and Leisure Club in Biggin Hill. We think their ‘Message in a Bottle’ programme which helps the emergency services save valuable time and potentially lives by identifying individuals and any special medication quickly, is a great idea!
hank you to Chelsfield Station – Andy and Josie - for a successful charity day on Tuesday 26th November Well done to Liz and Enrico for taking part in the Orpington Santa Dash on 8th December. Congratulations to Larissa Apsley for successfully completing the Royal Parks Half Marathon in October, marking three years since her daughter’s end of treatment. Valerie Gillingham’s two daughters for organising a party to raise funds for The CCT.
Lynda Day for raising £5,500 at a dinner dance she organised in memory of her late husband, Jerry Day, on 28th September. Thank you to London Golf Club, Brands Hatch. Member Peter Green presented Trustee Michael Douglas with a cheque raised by the staff in honour of late member Alan Ward. Waitrose stores in Green Street Green, Beckenham, East Croydon and Biggin Hill have been supporting our various causes over the past few months through their Green Token Community Scheme. Thank you to all Waitrose shoppers for supporting us!
appy Birthday to Les Eames who celebrated his 70th Birthday Party on Saturday 28th October. 100 family and friends joined him at Bromley FC. Les said: “The party got off to a great start with England winning against New Zealand in the Rugby World Cup followed by Bromley FC beating Halifax!” Les asked for donations instead of gifts, as his wife Anne had been successfully treated in the Chartwell Unit
Les with his wife Anne and sons Kevin and David and David’s partner Angela
he Magic of AV1 – helping young patients to stay connected to school life, education, friendship and normality. The Chartwell Children’s Cancer Trust is the first UK charity to fund the life-changing No Isolation AV1 robots supporting young cancer patients to stay in touch with their education, teachers and school friends during their treatment. Thanks to our supporters, we have 14 robots in active use, 14 very happy young patients and we are Charlie is using the AV1 Robot to help with his ‘A’ Level studies working hard to expand the use of this technology in our local hospitals and schools.
rustee Natalie Reilly received a ‘Signature Aviation Charitable Giving Award and a cheque from the Signature Flight Team for various fundraising events held throughout 2019, including Tomek Kubiakowski’s run and bike ride, a family day, a Christmas event and car washing for the Robot Appeal bringing their overall fundraising to over £4,000.
Trinity School kick-started their yearly support with a ‘Bollywood meets Hollywood Ball’ in November. It was a fantastic evening of glitz and glamour, roulette, music and dancing with a raffle and auction. This was followed by their charity Quiz Night on 7th March. Thank you to the Trinity Parents Association for nominating us as their chosen charity for the school year. Thank you to West Kent Golf Club for raising over an amazing £10,000 for The CCT. We were nominated by Club Captain, Pat Donaghey.
ponsors Santander were busy fundraising at their West Wickham branch where the local community really came together to support the initiative. Ten schools from The Pioneer Academy are on a mission to raise funds for an AV1 Robot. Each school’s challenge is to raise £350 by carrying out their own fundraising initiatives. Thank you to everyone involved and good luck! Well done to Edenbridge Primary School and South Norwood Primary School for working so hard with their fundraising collections. For more information on this pioneering project, and for a full list of sponsors, visit https://childchartwellcancertrust. co.uk/magic-of-av1
Ongoing supporters and friends the Jaguar Enthusiasts’ Club - Kent Region raised over £3,000 at their ‘Christmas Dinner Party’ in December. Added to the funds raised from their Garden Party earlier last year, their annual fundraising totalled £8,500. Thank you so much for your continued support to The CCT. We are grateful to the Petts Wood Lynwood (Evening) Towns Women’s Guild for their continuous support. They presented CCT’s Gillian Mariner with a cheque for £1,500 from their yearly fundraising support to The Chartwell Children’s Cancer Trust. We are delighted to have been nominated once again for 2020. Thank you to Cannon Cars for nominating us as one of their chosen charities for their 30th Birthday celebrations. A Very Happy 30th Birthday to you!
In Loving Memory of Nicholas Saunders Rosemary Thornton Sheila Astell Andrew McLoughlin Jackie Lewis
hank you to Dorothy Wyburn for collecting £300 at her 90th birthday party to support her grandson who is using one of the robots! A very happy birthday to you too!
HELL OF THE ASHDOWN – NOTICE!
ANNUAL SUPPORTERS AK THEATRE GROUP • BIGGIN HILL SOCIAL & SPORTS CLUB CLARKSON WRIGHT AND JAKES • DIRECT LINE GROUP FORESTERS FRIENDLY SOCIETY • JEC KENT REGION LAPTOPS & LIPSTICK • TRINITY SCHOOL • BROMLEY LIONS CLUB
NOMINATE US AS YOUR CHOSEN CHARITY – Support The CCT or The CCCT for a year, for Christmas or for a special date in your calendar! Call 01959 570322 or email firstname.lastname@example.org for details.
n Sunday 16th February, 35+ plus volunteers were all set to marshal at the annual Hell of the Ashdown Cycling Sportive organised by valued supporters the Catford Cycling Club. Unfortunately, due to storm Dennis, the event was cancelled. Although disappointing for everyone involved, we are looking forward to next year! Thank you to our volunteers for offering their time and fingers crossed for a successful event in 2021!
LOCAL COMMUNITY AND BUSINESSSUPPORT SNAPSHOT Sheree’s Store & Tea Room • Think Pad Group • Invicta Military Vehicles • 2 Moons Computing • Cherry Lodge Golf Club • Benhill Social Club • Go Travel • The Wheatsheaf Pub • The Flying Machine • Sainsbury’s Locksbottom White Knights Lodge 5894 • Starbucks • The Glades, Bromley – lost property fund • Keyland Services • Churches Together • Hayes Quiz Night • Slimming World Group • St Barthomew’s Catholic Primary School • Grace Senior Citizens Club • The Bromley Court Hotel
FUNDING UPDATE LILYPAD APPEAL T
he Chartwell Cancer Trust’s Lily Pad Appeal is moving closer to its goal of £750,000, thanks to the amazing support of Croydon Council, local businesses and residents who tirelessly fundraised for the Appeal throughout 2019. Our first Great Croydon 5k Walk last year was a fantastic success with over 600 Croydonians coming together and we announced Croydon born TV personality and comic Nish Kumar as our Lily Pad Appeal Ambassador!
LILY PAD SUPPORTERS OF THE YEAR AMD ENVIRONMENTAL • MOTT MACDONALD NATWEST BANK • FUTURE EDUCATION RECRUITMENT FOR SCHOOLS • SOROPTOMIST CROYDON AND DISTRICT • THE SOUTH CROYDON LAIDIES PROBUS CLUB • COVERSURE CROYDON
e recently launched The Lily Pad £2020 in 2020 campaign challenging individuals, groups and business to join us by committing to raise £2020 during 2020. www.chartwellcancertrust.co.uk/lily-pad
GRANTS AND AWARDS CROYDON RELIEF IN NEED • GRACE TRUST • EBM CHARITABLE TRUST
LOCAL BUSINESS AND COMMUNITY SUPPORT
Thank you to our £2020 in 2020 Challengers so far!
Union of Catholic Mothers and Community Cafe St. Columba, Selsdon • Addiscombe Catholic Social Club • Sally and her ERS Team • AMP House – Nanna’s Tea Run • St Paul’s United Reformed Church • Celestial Church of Christ – Harvest Celebration – Mayor of Croydon • The Crown • Forever Living • Valigetta • ERSG ‘Bring your Children to Work Day’ • Whitgift School
PURLEY OSTEOPHATHS • KBP PLUMBING MATTHEW ADAMS • THE LONDON ART SOCIETY KAYMAC CONSTRUCTION • THE LONDON GLAZING COMPANY • ORCHARD PARK PRIMARY SCHOOL THE ADDRESS THE PROPERTY AGENT • HARRIS ACADEMY BECKENHAM • SOUTHWOOD PRIMARY SCHOOL • BNI WESTERHAM
hank you to Allan Morley, Director of Estates at Facilities in CUH who took part in the London to Brighton Bike Ride in aid of the appeal.
ead CNS Cat Wilde and Deputy CNS Emily Watson, have devised a new training programme to train paediatric nurses in care of patients on Tiger Ward. The first programme took place in December and was extremely well received by all of the staff involved, with an increase in staff training from 54% to 85% in just three months. The course is scheduled to take place every three months. Cat Wilde and Emily Walton recently attended a two-day communication training course and two nurses from the Children’s Hospital at Home Team at Croydon University Hospital attended an oncology study day at the Royal Marsden in January. The oncology course explained solid tumours and brain tumours in detail, current treatment, side effects and advancing care.
Coffee mornings….. From February, we will be hosting monthly coffee mornings on Tiger Ward, an opportunity for the oncology families and staff to get together to discuss potential fundraising ideas and to look at how best to utilise the funds we raise.
Lead CNS Nurse,Cat Wilde
On Toni & Guy Oncology Ward at King’s College Hospital, we replenished the Neutropenic Cupboard with brand new toys and games, and donated a fantastic luxury toy kitchen, complete with accessories, for the oncology children.
With the increase in the number of oncology children with complex needs, specialist equipment is extremely valuable but can be costly. We were pleased to be able A fantastic luxury toy kitchen for the Oncology children to fund an ‘Invadex Trolley’ for use on the children’s wards at the QE. Our young oncology patients on Toni The Invadex Trolley is very similar to & Guy Ward at King’s College Hospital an ‘ED Trolley’ but is height adjustable received wonderful hand and foot so that it can be used in the bath or reflexology massages by qualified shower. Robert Cole, Interim Head of Reflexologist, Elieen Tottman. Play Nursing Children and Young People, Specialist Simmi Dhupar said: “The Lewisham & Greenwich NHS Trust treatments were extremely positive and said: “Thank you so much for providing well received by our patients, and we the Trolley which is of great benefit, have booked Eileen to come back to not only from a hygiene point of view the Ward for further treatments as they but also for sensory therapy. Your have been so beneficial.” on-going support, as always, is much appreciated.”
We repaired, moved and levelled the pool table for the Teenagers Room on Tiger Ward. We have been topping up the Tiger Ward’s Treasure Basket which helps the children to take their mind off their treatment for a short while.
Our ‘Children’s Oncology Travel Service’ has been busy, providing taxis to and from appointments, when an ambulance is not available, to alleviate some of the stress during these times.
And there is more….
Congratulations to Orla Simpson, Children’s Oncology Nurse Specialist at Croydon University Hospital, who recently became a mum in March
EARLY WARNING PARTIES!
alued supporter Diane Gething hosted an Early Warning Prosecco Party with friends on 20th February. Diane said: “It’s a great opportunity to get together with friends and support The Chartwell Cancer Trust at the same time”. Thank you Diane and we are pleased you all had a great evening! For information on hosting an Early Warning Prosecco Party visit https://chartwellcancertrust.co.uk/cct-events/early-warning/
CHILDHOOD CANCER SUPPORT GROUP MEET-UPS Our four local childhood cancer support groups have been providing oncology families the opportunities to get together in a safe neutropenic environment, for some ‘normal time’, to relax and chat, and to make happy lasting memories. Since October, we have had Halloween and Christmas Parties, Pantomime trips, Pottery and Pizza Express parties, and more! Latest Childhood Cancer Support Update. The Groups also had a fantastic time over the Festive Season! Check out our Special Christmas Feature!
SOPHIE’S WISH IN THE ISLE OF WIGHT
ncology families are welcome to stay at Sophie’s Wish for a holiday or weekend break funded by The Chartwell Children’s Cancer Trust. All this is possible because of one beautiful girl’s dream, Sophie Powell. During 2019, 15 oncology families holidayed at ‘Sophie’s Wish’ Lodge in Whitefcliff Bay. The ‘Darwin’ family stayed at Sophie’s Wish last Beautiful Sophie Powell summer. Ivy’s dad Daniel said: “We had a wonderful time. Ivy was diagnosed with Leukaemia in June 2017, and, since then, we have struggled to have a proper holiday. The Lodge is superb, the perfect size, and in a great location with stunning views across the Bay. The weather was good most of the time, which meant we could enjoy the beach, Osborne House and the Steam Train. The children loved Robin Hill, especially Ivy, as she had the freedom to climb on the adventure playgrounds, and was awed by the fire jugglers! Thank you Sophie for giving us this opportunity, for which we will be forever grateful.” Another family said: “The lodge was beautiful, warm and comforting. The kids loved the holiday park, especially the toddler time with the entertainers. It’s so close to the beautiful Sandown beach and the Zoo. After reading Sophie’s story, we love how Sophie’s memory is being kept alive through the lodge.” Sophie’s Lodge relies on fundraising support and donations for its upkeep and maintenance ensuring that our families have the best time. For more information visit: https:// Ivy enjoying herself on IOW childchartwellcancertrust.co.uk/sophies-wish/
THE CHARTWELL CANCER TRUST STRIVES TO MEET THE WISH LISTS OF THE MEDICAL TEAMS
esearch is a very important part of the fight to beat cancer and leukaemia. Towards the end of last year, we donated £20,000 - a significant contribution – to enable vital research to commence on working with cultured cells from patients and manipulating them with gene editing. Professor John Strouboulis, Chair of Molecular Erythropoiesis of the School of Cancer and Pharmaceutical Studies at King’s College Hospital attended our Christmas Dinner in the House of Commons in December to explain the importance of this research initiative in more detail. As well as our ongoing support to the Chartwell Unit, top of the wish list from the Breast Cancer Team is for a ‘Localizer’ machine, a revolutionary new way to guide breast surgeries easily and accurately using radio frequency. There are no surgical wires making it less stressful for patients, and the procedure is more accurate and streamlined, removing scheduling conflicts among surgical teams. The Localizer will greatly increase efficiencies by helping to reduce waiting times and producing accurate results improving the patient experience overall. One Localizer costs £40,000.
Ivy and her brother relaxing in Sophies’ Lodge
hank you to Sarah and Bob Rihal for organising a party in December to help raise funds for our ‘Localizer Appeal’.
hilst fundraising is still ongoing towards the upgrade and refurbishment of the Endoscopy Department in The PRUH, the NHS has made some changes and has moved the department to another hospital, except for the cancer patient services. We are waiting further clarification and shall update supporters as soon as we can. Thank you to our supporters who have fundraised for this appeal thus far.
INFO ON PREVIOUS EVENTS I
n November, the Mistletoe Ball in aid of The Lily Pad Appeal and The Chartwell Cancer Trust’s Great Gatsby Gala were a resounding success, plenty of glitz and glamour and wonderful fundraising! Guests at the Gala, dressed in true Gatsby spirit with lots of flappers, pearls, gangsters and even Peaky Blinders attire! Gala Night Full Report The Chartwell Cancer Trust held its Annual Christmas Dinner at the glorious House of Common on Friday 13th December entertaining guests, longstanding supporters and new friends. House of Commons Full Report
DATES FOR THE DIARY
Charity places now available!
Here are some fundraising ideas to inspire you!
TAKE PART IN A DARING FUNDRAISER CHALLENGE! – Whether running, sky-diving, wing-walking, climbing over the amazing 02 or dragon boat racing is for you, our challenges for all ages create unforgettable memories or help to fulfil a bucket list wish! Visit https://chartwellcancertrust.co.uk/fundraising/ for details and dates!
We have two runners who received ballot entries for the London Marathon in April who have chosen to run for us! Thank you so much and good luck to you both! Fine dining at the House of Commons!
Join us on Friday 24th April and enjoy pre-dinner drinks on the famous Terrace balcony overlooking the River Thames and dine in the most historic dining rooms you will ever experience! Visit https://chartwellcancertrust.co.uk/cct-events/house-of-commons/ ATTEND OR SPONSOR OUR EVENTS – Comedy nights, gala dinners and much more. Visit https://chartwellcancertrust.co.uk/cct-events/. CHARITY SHOP NEWS – As well as our three charity shops located in Tatsfield, Croydon, and Brixton, we now have an Ebay charity shop! https://www.ebay.co.uk/usr/the-lily-pad-appeal, Take a look and save the link into your favourites!
hank you to Margaret Barrett who continuously knits an array of toys for us including the marvellous sought after Peppa Pig’s!
at Clark has been busy hand knitting beautiful cardigans for our charity shops.
hank you to Kathy Byrne for donating her collection of beautiful hand crafted supplies for our charity shops. Kathy has kindly written an inspiring article on her work and experience. To make or not to make full report
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ancer patients from The PRUH, Orpington & Beckenham Beacon Hospitals are invited to attend a series of FREE Health and Wellbeing workshops throughout the year designed to look at diet and nutrition, physiotherapy and psychology.
The Chartwell Children’s Cancer Trust is asking for your continued support to help our cancer families and medical communities during these difficult times. With us all remaining indoors and needing to order more goods online, one of the easiest ways you can help is to ytime Active have set up a brand new initiative called shop on Amazon at www.smile.amazon.co.uk and select https://www.mytimeactive.co.uk/freshstart offering free us as your charity of choice. supervised physical activity sessions to people recovering AmazonSmile has from illness or living with long term-medical conditions the same products, including cancer patients. prices, and shopping features as AmazonUK but The Children’s Cancer Trust is raising funds aurafor Greenwood, a fully qualified will additionally donate 0.5% of the purchase price of professional makeup artist, volunteers Tiger Ward through the AmazonSmile fundraising eligible products to us for cancer care... it’s that simple her time to help women who are fighting scheme. The scheme, operated by Amazon, allows and every donation helps us to make a difference! cancer, look and feel a bit better about you to purchase the same selection of products. themselves. Treatment includes advising Through AmazonSmile, 0.5% of the purchases are colours, textures and on products, Thank you to Paulettedonated West, to charity. application techniques whilst discovering Maren Marshall and Maxine what works Simply log into www.smileamazon.co.uk with yourbest for each individual. And O Boy from Vinci Facilities allselect in theTiger comfort of their own home. existing Amazon account to sign up and for giving up their time to For more information contact Ward as your supported charity. You can do all your volunteer in our Brixton email@example.com. shopping through AmazonSmile. All donations will Shop in Acre Lane, Brixton for ‘SOMAD’ day (stand out to us automatically. At the moment there be sent and make a difference is day). no AmazonSmile App but you can still shop by Thank you to valued supporters, The Bed Post, who are Paulette also presented phone by creating a short cut to the website. kindly offering a 10% discount to customers which CCT’s Gillian with a cheque they will be donating to us. for The Chartwell Children’s Cancer Trust. The Bed Post 10% customer discount and donation offer
HEMPOLOGY 101 Everybody’s talking about it, your friends are using it, even your children know what it does! To get a firm understanding and its potential uses, The London Hemp Store has more information on the ‘go-to’ botanical and nutritional supplement to boost wellbeing.
e are pleased to confirm the return of the Annual Sunrise Runway Challenge at London’s Biggin Hill Airport on Saturday 20th June. A unique opportunity to undertake a 5k run or 15k Cycle Ride on the runway and taxi-ways, the real challenge at 5.30am! All proceeds to The Chartwell Cancer Trust. To book a place visit www. yourairport.co.uk/2020/03/13/ sunrise-challenge-2020/ or email mcalthorpe@chartwellcancertrust. co.uk.
FREE WILLS IN APRIL If you are thinking of updating or writing your will, Manek Solicitors are offering a FREE service for Chartwell Cancer Trust Supporters in April.
Contact Adele Davies on 01474 324 529
Complimentary Oncology Massage
ully qualified beauty practitioner and oncology massage therapist, Michelle Crowther, is offering complimentary Oncology Massage to those with cancer and recovering. Michelle said: “Cancer is very close to my heart and I would really love to give something back.” She is also writing her own oncology massage course which she will be putting into practice with cancer patients. For more information visit www.Beauty4angels.co.uk.
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s we find ourselves engulfed in extremely challenging times across the country and indeed the whole world, we like everyone else, are facing unprecedented change. Like all charities, we have seen our established ways of working abruptly interrupted. Most of our charitable income comes from fundraising events in the community and via our Charity shops, all of which have been cancelled and closed for the foreseeable future. Through our charity shops, we can claim 25% gift aid on items and goods donated to our charity shop. If you are having a spring clean, please hold onto them until our shops are open again. We will be providing a doorstep collection service to pick up your donations of clothes and household items or you can drop them into any of our charity shops. We would like to send our heartfelt wishes to all those impacted directly by the crisis, not least the oncology patients, families and medical teams we support.
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