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CCT SUPPORTERS’ UPDATE

CLARKSON, WRIGHT AND JAKES We are delighted to report that CWJ are really on course with their fundraising campaign to purchase three AV1 No Isolation Robots. ‘Clarky’ and ‘Wrighty’ (see page 19 ) are in full swing and currently assisting two of our young cancer...

ANNUAL BEWL WATER DRAGON BOAT FESTIVAL

On Saturday 7th September, our Dragon Boat crew competed in the Annual Bewl Water Dragon Boat Festival. Once again, we had three boats entered: ‘Dad’s Navy’, ‘Laptops and Lipstick’ and ‘Beach Babes’. Thank you to Group Trustee and Captain Paula Cook, for organising...

THE CHARTWELL CHILDREN’S CANCER TRUST UPDATE

Amazing support from The Society of Kent Golf Captains Roger Cruttenden and Phil Draper from The Society of Kent Golf Captains presented Trustee Michael Douglas with a cheque for £2,000 for The Chartwell Children’s Cancer Trust on Wednesday 18th September at The CCT’s...

OUR superhero bonnie

On the 1st March 2019, Louise and Jim Lysandrou Meehan heard the worst news any parents could ever hear, their little princess Bonnie-Louisa, who is just four years old, has ALL (Acute Lymphocytic Leukaemia). Bonnie is now undergoing chemotherapy for the next 2.5...

Childhood cancer support updates

A trip to Cineworld on Sunday 28th July to watch Toy Story4 was a real hit with the Tiger Ward Group! The group were treated to their own private viewing and goodies to boot! Many of the children even brought their own Toy Story toys along with them! Isaac, Orlagh and...

CHARITY SHOPS NEWS

We are delighted that our pop up Chartwell Charity Shop in Brixton, Acre Lane will be open for another year. The Charity Shop has grown since it first opened in December 2017. The shop, is run and managed by The CCT with the help of from wonderful team of volunteers....

FESTIVAL OF FLIGHT 2019

Despite the absence of the famous Red Arrows, spectators at this year’s Biggin Hill Festival of Flight were well entertained with an impressive line-up of displays, while the Airport paid homage to the WWII pilots and the brave men and women supporting them on the...

Prosecco ‘jolly’ at Sydenham

The residents of Woodbastwick and Bertie Road in Sydenham gathered for a jolly Prosecco Party on Saturday 5th October. Over 50 people descended on the house of Lucia, Szen and Marco Ong, who were hosting the party in memory of their daughter/sister Annamaria, who died...

SKYDIVE

Congratulations to our June and September Skydivers who successfully jumped at the Headcorn Aerodrome in Maidstone. Our tandem teams bravely took to the skies jumping out at 12,000 feet! They were incredibly lucky to have such good weather, blue skies and mild winds,...

THE BRITISH 10K RUN

On Sunday 21st July, our wonderful runners united with thousands of others for an unforgettable experience in London this summer as they took part in the 2019 ASICS London 10k Run. The streets of central London once again played host to the popular London 10k Run,...

THE GREAT CRYSTAL PALACE 5K

Over 100 supporters of all ages and abilities signed up to the Crystal Palace Park on Sunday 29th September for ‘The Great Crystal Palace 5k Positive Path Sponsored Walk’ to raise money for The Chartwell Cancer Trust and The Chartwell Children’s Cancer Trust. Despite,...

Ciara’s End of Chemo Party

We are so thrilled to report that Ciara Foley celebrated her ‘end of chemo party’ on Saturday 28th September 2019. Ciara had faced a long battle with leukaemia since November 2016, spending several long stays in hospital and enduring some life-threatening side...

Air Smiles Day at Biggin Hill

On Friday 16th August, aviation charity fly2help hosted a special Air Smiles Day at Biggin Hill Airport for ten families from The CCCT’s Childhood Cancer Support Groups. The order of the day: to have fun, make happy memories and to forget the daily struggle of life...

BROMLEY FC GET AV1 ROBOT DEMO

Neil Smith, Manager of Bromley FC invited CCT’s Michelle Simpson to the Club on Thursday 29th August, where Michelle demonstrated the AV1 No Isolation Robot to the players and management team. They were very impressed to learn about the AV1 ‘No Isolation’ robots and...

TO REMEMBER LILY-MAE

On Sunday 19th May, Kevin Kingshott and 10 of his friends cycled 22 miles, much of it uphill, across the Southdowns in memory of his niece, Lily-Mae. All tradesmen by day but remembering little Lily-Mae and paying their respects. This yearly event was started by...

NEW FOOD AT CHARITY SHOP

The CCT’s charity shop on Acre Lane has introduced a new food scheme where you can pick up fresh food, tinned items, toiletries and much more, in exchange for donations to the charity. Not only raising funds to support cancer patients but helping the local community!...

10K RUN

On Sunday 21st July, our team of 10k runners took to the streets of London!  Congratulations to all of them for all making it past the finish line.  It was a wonderful sunny morning and we were proud to have been there to see them fly past Trafalgar Square!  Sponsor...

‘JUMPING UP AND DOWN IN MUDDY… MANURE!’

On Sunday 9th June, a team of 40 took part in the 5k Mud Monsters Obstacle Course. Four-year-old, Jess Scott, was diagnosed with Non-Hodgkin Lymphoma two and a half years ago and is currently being treated on Toni & Guy Ward, King’s College Hospital. Jess’s mum,...

TONI & GUY WARD CUBICLES REFURB

We are very pleased to report, that after a year of planning, the refurbishment of the Toni & Guy Ward cubicles and playroom has commenced. This has been inspired by Charley Scott, who spent many days and nights on the ward, when her daughter was receiving...

KING’S UPDATE

On Saturday 22nd and Sunday 23rd June, The Chartwell Cancer Trust in collaboration with the House of Hygge Café, and Quirky Pop up in Acre Lane, Brixton held a Summer Street Fair to celebrate Windrush Day. It was a fantastic weekend full of bric-a-brac and handicraft...

POSH BINGO

Another outstanding fundraising effort for posh bingo. Thank you to the amazing Posh Bingo team for another outstanding fundraising effort. Inspired by a group of local mums, Posh Bingo is now in its 3rd year and has become an annual fundraising tradition, raising...

QEH – 5K WOOLWICH CHARITY WALK

On Friday 17th May, QEH VINCI FM & VINCI BSS collaborated with The Chartwell Children’s Cancer Trust (The CCT) and participated in a joint charity 5K walk. Although the day was a bit cold and breezy, you can see from the pictures that everyone had a great time...

THE FOOD PROGRAMME

The food programme, organised by supporters VINCI FM and The Chartwell Children’s Cancer Trust on Wednesday mornings at the QE is buzzing with customers! You can pick up fresh food, tinned items, toiletries and much more, in exchange for donations to the charity. Not...

ONE GREAT DAY

Thank you to Bromley shoppers and The Glades for supporting The Chartwell Children’s Cancer Trust at the ‘One Great Day’ in The Glades Shopping Centre, Bromley. Over 200 shopping centres took part in this UK-wide event on Saturday 15th June. There was plenty of family...

THE REWARD BOX

The Reward Box by Health Play Specialist, Carol Sullivan-Wallace, Safari/Tiger Ward, Queen Elizabeth Hospital All of our patients, big and small, go through many challenges during their treatment and one of the most noticeable for us on the ward is how they learn to...

AMAZING SUPPORT FROM CO-OP MEMBERS

We are delighted that support from Co-op members has been amazing to date! If you are a member and shop in the Co-op, 1% of what is spent on selected own-brand products is donated to us. So far, over £2,600 has been raised! Thank you so much to everyone who has been...

GROUP MEET-UPS

On Sunday 28th April, the Childhood Cancer Support Group held their first swimming pool party at Darrick Wood Swimming Pool. It was the first time the Group had attended this type of party. It is so important for our oncology children to be in a safe, neutropenic...

SKYDIVE

Since the last issue we are pleased to report that Gillian Loughlin, Nidina Sewduth, Suzanne Murphy, Gillian Archdeacon, Priyanka Sharma, Odette Gordon, Alis Ahmedona and Aimee Thacker have all now successfully jumped – only after about three or four rescheduled...

DINNER AT THE HOUSE OF COMMONS

The Palace of Westminster is one of the world’s most iconic buildings and the home of democracy. Wherever you are in the world, every time you switch on the television, you see the Palace of Westminster from the South Bank. Even from a distance you can see the...

SOPHIE’S WISH

The Tylee family have recently returned from a five-day stay at ‘Sophie’s Wish’. Six-year-old Jack, had been treated on the children’s Tiger Ward at the QE last year. He was extremely excited to be going on an adventure with mum and dad, his twin brother, Louis and...

READY STEADY SUNDAY…

The Great Crystal Palace 5k Positive Path Sponsored Walk on Sunday 29th September The Positive Path Sponsored 5k Walk is back! We are reaching out to local residents, businesses and community groups of all ages and inviting them to step out with us to show their...

SUMMER FAIR

Annual supporters Southborough Lane Primary School held their Summer Fair on Saturday 22 June. There were the traditional and popular games including Hook-Duck, Face Painting, Coconut Shy, a Giant Scalextric and Arena Displays. Thank you to some of the parents for...

CLIMBING OVER CANCER

Brave supporters climb over London’s O2 dome to raise money to support cancer sufferers, their families and the hospitals that treat them.                                      Sixty-one brave supporters, some who openly admitted that they were afraid of heights, took...

THE GREAT POSITIVE PATH 5K WALK

The Great Positive Path 5K Sponsored Walk Crystal Palace Park Sunday 29th September 2019   Much more than just a 5k walk in the park!  Join us for an extra special Sunday morning in the park. Every step you take will help us to improve and enhance cancer and...

FLIGHTS

The Chartwell Cancer Trust are delighted to have been offered the following nine flights for Silent Auction prizes at our various charity events. 3 trips of 2 people in de Havilland Dragonfly G-AEDU (The Duchess) 3 trips of 1 person in Socata TB20 Trinidad G-OALD 3...

EASTER WORKSHOP

An Easter workshop took place on Thursday 18th April in the House of Hygge. Children of all ages were welcome to join in the Easter arts and crafts activities for a small donation, whilst the adults sat back and enjoyed a luxurious coffee in a relaxed atmosphere.

LOCAL ARTIST WORKSHOP

The CCT King’s Teens Cancer Support Group got together in February Half Term to attend a very creative Art Workshop, hosted by local artist and friend Bea Bonifini. Bea wanted everyone to really express themselves through fashion and art. To get their artistic juices...

EASTER EGGS GALORE

Toni & Guy Ward were delighted to receive a visit from the Easter Bunny who brought Easter Eggs for all the children currently being treated on the Ward, and some for the wonderful nurses too! A huge thank you to the Direct Line Group for donating the Easter Eggs.

LOUIS – THE BOY WHO WON AT LIFE

Louis — the boy who ‘Won at Life’ Louis Kayum was diagnosed with stage 4 Neuroblastoma in 2015 when he was three years old. However, this did not stop him from living life to the full, determined not to let his illness stand in his way. Well loved, Louis brought joy...

THANK YOU SMARTKIDSTORE.COM

Thank you to SmartKidstore.com for donating a fantastic new toy kitchen fully equipped with utensils and play food for the playroom on Toni & Guy Ward. Play Specialist, Simii Dhupar, asked for our help as the old kitchen was becoming worn and unsafe to play with....

FROG WARD UPDATE

The Frog Childhood Cancer Support Group Easter Party took place on Wednesday 10th April, in Croydon University Hospital. The children were taken on an amazing adventure with Explorer Dan through Africa to find the missing Easter Eggs. They had a brilliant time...

THANK YOU HOLIDAY INN, BEXLEY

On the 12th February, The Holiday Inn-Bexley presented Gillian Mariner with the proceeds from their Quiz night held on the 1st February. The charity event was organised in aid of The CCCT’s Tiger Ward.

THANK YOU BETTY & DAVE

Thank you to Betty and Dave for their continued support to the Tiger Ward. Their plant sales initiative outside their home in Grove Park is going incredibly well. Betty and Dave have been supporting us since 2016.

THANK YOU WAITROSE

Thank you to Waitrose Canary Wharf and Waitrose New Capital Quay for supporting The CCCT’s Tiger Ward through their Community Matters Appeal in January.

THANK YOU FIONA

Thank you to Fiona Watkins and her four friends who organise a ‘Friends Ball’ every two years and who chose to support The CCCT this time. Fiona’s son Fraser had received treatment on Tiger Ward.

THANK YOU CO-OPERATIVE

Shoppers and members of the Co-op have got off to a great start. They are supporting The CCCT’s Tiger Ward again for 2019 through their local community fund project scheme at their Kidbrooke Park and Shooters Hill stores. If you are a member and shop in the Co-op, 1%...

THANK YOU SOUTHBOROUGH PRIMARY SCHOOL

Well done and thank you to Southborough Primary school for doing so amazingly well in support of The CCCT’s Tiger Ward. Pupils are continuing to support Tiger Ward being involved in various fundraising activities including cake sales, running events and book sales,...

LEGO MOVIE

On the 24th February, The CCCT’s Tiger Ward Support Group held its meet up at Cineworld to watch ‘LEGO Movie 2’. Their families had a great morning. They thoroughly enjoyed the movie as well as all the treats provided by the cinema, thank you! The next meet up is The...

TIGER WARD UPDATE

Lead Macmillan Paediatric Oncology Clinical Nurse Specialist, Cat Wilde, provides an update on support for the Tiger Ward since January. Cat explained that since the New Year, Tiger Ward has seen many improvements, courtesy of Sarah and Spencer Elliott, whose son Jake...

GROUP MEET UPS – BROMLEY FC

Our Childhood Cancer Support Group was invited to Bromley FC’s sell out Vanarama National League match against Leyton Orient on Tuesday 2nd April. The children were treated to a VIP behind the scenes tour and met the players prior to the match. The children were also...

GROUP MEET UPS – BROMLEY & WEST WICKHAM

In January, our Childhood Cancer Support Group had a really exciting ‘behind the scenes tour’ of Metro Bank in Bromley. The Bank opened especially early to give the Group an exclusive insight into how a big high street branch operates. The Group played with the...

GROUP MEET UPS – PIZZA EXPRESS

The Bromley Childhood Cancer Support Group were in for a real treat when they visited the brand new Pizza Express at St Mark’s Square in Bromley on Sunday 24th March. This was the restaurant’s first Pizza Express party too and Assistant Manager, Alison Abrey, on...

VINCI – SOMAD

Dramatherapist Heather Williams from Croydon University Hospital, got in contact to see if we could fund a selection of resource tools including worry monsters and dolls for the oncology children she worked with. Heather explained that many oncology children have lots...

DRAMATHERAPY

Dramatherapist Heather Williams from Croydon University Hospital, got in contact to see if we could fund a selection of resource tools including worry monsters and dolls for the oncology children she worked with. Heather explained that many oncology children have lots...

SOPHIE’S WISH

We are pleased that our oncology families are starting to use ‘Sophie’s Wish’ Lodge, on the Isle of Wight, especially now that the weather is getting warmer. Two families visited ‘Sophie’s Wish’ during the Easter break. They had a lovely time, enjoying the beautiful...

WARBOAR GAMES

Warboar Games are long term supporters of The CCT and have held many fundraising events over the years, at their board game café and gaming store in The Mall, Bromley. On Saturday 9th March, Warboar hosted the X-Wing Hyperspace trial, which raised over £500 in aid of...

AIR SMILES DAY FOR PHARRELL

  Fly2help is an aviation charity dedicated to raising the spirits of people, young and old, and has been organising Air Smiles Days for over 12 years. Five year old Pharrell and his family were nominated by The Chartwell Children’s Cancer Trust to spend an Air...

INTRODUCING CLARKIE & WRIGHTIE

  Annual supporters, Clarkson, Wright and Jakes have raised enough money to purchase two AV1 robots for The Chartwell Cancer Trust. They have named the robots ‘Clarkie’ and ‘Wrighty’ and hope that it will not be too long to raise enough money to fund a third...

THEO’S ROAD TO RECOVERY

Theodora Acha was diagnosed with Hodgkin’s Lymphoma in February 2016 shortly before her 9th birthday. She was treated with six cycles of chemotherapy but relapsed shortly afterwards. Theo commenced treatment again in 2017 (another six cycles of chemotherapy and...

LEWIS’ STORY

  For Orpington teenager Lewis Kelly, one of the young people involved in recent trials – the arrival of the AV1 robot has been a game-changing development in his treatment journey. In 2013 the world of Lewis Kelly and his family was turned upside-down when he...

AV1

Isolation – a long shadow cast by cancer Treatment can leave patients with severely compromised immune-systems and highly susceptible to infection. Contamination carries the most critical risks and protective measures include extended periods of physical isolation in...

SKYDIVE

  20 brave, possibly crazy, supporters were due to jump on the 6th April, but as per usual, the typical British weather put a halt to the proceedings. Despite patiently waiting for pretty much most of the day, not one single skydive took place and our...

THE HOLIDAY INN, BEXLEY IN SOPHIE’S MEMORY

THE HOLIDAY INN, BEXLEY IN SOPHIE’S MEMORY The Holiday Inn is a valued supporter of the Tiger Ward Childhood Cancer Support Group. They have hosted Halloween, Easter, Summer and Christmas parties since 2017. They also organised a Quiz night in aid of the Tiger Ward...

The Cheeky Jawa

'The Cheeky Jawa'   It was lovely of Marco ‘The Cheeky Jawa’, and his dad Szen, to make a flying visit to the Tiger Ward on the 17th December to present Lead Nurse, Cat Wilde and Play Specialist, Carol Sullivan-Wallace with his £150 CeX prize that he had won in...

Southborough School

Southborough School   We are delighted that Southborough School, Bromley has chosen to support the Tiger Ward for 2019. In December, the pupils got off to an amazing start. They raised £670 at their Christmas concerts, by running their own post office and from a...

THANK YOU CO-OP

THANK YOU CO-OP Thank you to the Co-op and its members for supporting the Tiger Ward last year and for raising over a whopping £6,000! We were delighted to receive a cheque at the Co-op in Shooters Hill on 24th November. The Co-op has chosen the Tiger Ward again for...

Christmas Breakfast at Starbucks

Christmas Breakfast at Starbucks   The Tiger Ward Childhood Cancer Support Group were in Starbucks Greenwich Shopping Park tucking into a lovely Christmas breakfast on Sunday 25th November, when a surprise visitor appeared! In walked Father Christmas with one of...

Halloween

Spooky goings-on at the Holiday Inn, Bexley   On Sunday 21st October, The Tiger Childhood Cancer Support Group attended their annual Halloween Party at the Holiday Inn Bexley. The Group arrived to a very spooky reception, the room brilliantly decorated with...

VINCI FM SINGS THEIR HEARTS OUT FOR CHARITY

VINCI FM SINGS THEIR HEARTS OUT FOR CHARITY   VINCI FM led by Paulette West, Business Support/Helpdesk Manager organised a fantastic end of year Karaoke Night to help raise funds for Tiger Ward. A couple of talented superstars emerged on the night, Jennifer...

IN SOPHIE’S MEMORY

IN SOPHIE’S MEMORY Thank you to Jackie Daley and staff from Santander Bexleyheath Branch for presenting over 100 gifts to the Tiger Ward in Sophie’s Powell’s memory.

TigerWard Meetup

HE’S BEHIND YOU! The Tiger Ward Childhood Cancer Support Group took a trip to the Greenwich Theatre to watch Robinson Crusoe on Sunday 2nd December. The pantomime had received rave reviews so we knew the families would be in for a good time. Oh yes they would! It was...

Shopie’s Wish

SOPHIE’S WISH Isle of Wight Lodge Whitecliff Bay Holiday Park, Bembridge is near the eastern tip of the Isle of Wight. It enjoys a breath-taking rural countryside setting, alongside a beautiful private sandy beach with glistening sea views. The beach affords safe...

Christmas Updates

BROMLEY LIGHT SWITCH ON On Sunday 18 November 2018, The Glades Shopping Centre, Bromley held their Bromley Light Switch on. Shoppers in The Glades where entertained with songs by The Kentones and Courtney Noakes. A wonderful £420 was raised that afternoon, with thanks...

Waitrose Community Matters

Waitrose Beckenham’s Community Matters Programme have chosen CCT Tiger Ward as one of the charities to support during the month of December. Please support us by collecting the green tokens when doing your Christmas shopping in December at the Beckenham Store.

In memory of our beloved grandson Robbie Hannam

In October 2012, we sadly lost our Grandson Robbie Hannam, at the age of 7yrs. Robbie was an inspiration to us all, even at such a young age. He entered a competition to name a new Ward that was to be opened at the Queen Elizabeth Hospital in Woolwich. Our family were...

CCT Tiger Ward Prosecco Soirée

Thank you to long term supporter Theresa Hobbs for hosting a Prosecco Soirée in aid of CCT Tiger Ward. As well as a raffle, the party played ‘Guess the Grapes’. There were also some very interesting games played including ‘Bra Pong’! Split into two teams with inspired...

The Perfect Way to See London’s Landmarks

Thank you to valued supporters Kerri and Danny Baker for organising a fantastic boat party on the River Thames on Saturday 25th August in aid of CCT Tiger Ward. It was a beautiful summer’s evening and a perfect way for family and friends to get together. What better...

Oh what a night!

VINCI FM in Woolwich held a fantastic fundraising Karaoke Night on Friday 31st August at the Meridian Social Club, and raised £1,260.00 bringing the total sum raised for CCT Tiger Ward to over £5,000. The ‘Vinci Divas’ strutted and flaunted their singing prowess, we...

Group Meet Ups

On Sunday 2nd September, The CCT Tiger Ward Childhood Cancer Support Group met at Pizza Express Bexleyheath. It was a lively morning learning about how to make pizza, tasting a variety of fresh ingredients and, of course, getting to make authentic Italian pizza...

Group Meet Ups

On Sunday 19th August 2018, The CCT Tiger Ward Childhood Cancer Support Group families met at Greenwich Theatre, to watch a performance of The Jungle Book. On arrival, the families stepped into the deep dark jungle, drums played in the distance and wild animals slept...

Warboar Games continue to support The CCT

On 11th August, Warboar Games hosted its annual Star Wars X-Wing store Championship event at its Bromley Board game cafe and gaming store. There was a slightly smaller turnout than previous years as a new edition of the game was being launched in September. But this...

Festival of Flight

The London Biggin Hill Festival of Flight took place at London Biggin Hill Airport on 18th and 19th August 2018. This year’s festival coincided with the 100th Anniversary of The Royal Air Force (RAF100), and there was an exciting atmosphere as spectators waited to...

Sophie’s Wish

Sophie Powell had inspiration and loved fundraising, particularly for children, like herself, with serious illnesses. She especially loved fundraising for the CCT Tiger Ward, a charity close to her heart, having spent much of her time on Tiger Ward receiving...

The British 10K run

A sizzling Victory! The British 10k run route is world famous. It takes you through the heart of Central London, passing many of the Capital’s world-class historic landmarks including Trafalgar Square, the Embankment, Big Ben and Westminster. This year’s theme was a...

The magic of AV1

The No Isolation Robot Pioneering technology keeping young Cancer and Leukaemia patients connected to school life, education, friendship and normality as they undergo treatment. An estimated 35,000 children in the UK are battling long-term illness and the traumatic...

DONATIONS

A big “Thank you” to everyone who has sent in donations. Thank you to Starbucks in Greenwich, Beckenham, Bromley and Orpington for recently raising donations through donations pots in store. Also to Rachel Bailey for donating her World Cup Sweep Stake Winnings. Thank...

VINCI GAMES NIGHT

On Friday 6th July Vinci Construction UK hosted another Table Tennis and gaming night at the Meridian Sports and Social Club. Vinci now organise these fun evenings on a regular basis for CCT Tiger Ward, which is fantastic. The evenings include driving games, football...

PROSECCO PARTY

Thank you to Rachel Bailey for hosting an Early Warning Prosecco party on 11th July in aid of CCT Tiger Ward and Bloodwise. Her son, Will, was diagnosed with Hodgkin Lymphoma in October 2017 at the age of 14. He received shared care between The Royal Marsden Hospital,...

VINCI AWARENESS DAY

On Monday 25th July an Awareness day took place on the children’s Tiger Ward, Queen Elizabeth Hospital. Paulette West and Matthew Knight from Vinci Facilities took their SOMAD (Stand out make a difference day) day off to join Gillian Mariner and Carole...

NHS PARTY

On Friday 6th July 2018, CCT Tiger Ward arranged a tea party to celebrate 70 years of the NHS on the children’s Tiger Ward, Queen Elizabeth Hospital. There were plenty of cakes, snacks and drinks kindly donated by Asda in Charlton for all the staff and patients. Some...

WOMENS GUILD SUPPORT

On 21st June the Petts Wood Lynwood (Evening) Towns Women’s Guild invited Gillian to join in with their 54th birthday celebrations. They also presented Gillian with a cheque totalling £1688 as a result of a year’s work of fundraising for CCT Tiger Ward. Thank you for...

CHESTER CHEST

CCT Tiger Ward has provided the funding for a ‘Chester Chest’ specifically for the Tiger Ward. A Chester Chest is a life like model of a human torso with a detachable right arm designed for training in the insertion and removal of PICC catheter lines. This type of...

WELL DONE CONNIE

Well done to Connie, who is currently receiving treatment on Tiger Ward. She recently held a Tombola Stall in aid of CCT Tiger Ward at her school. Connie’s Mum, Lorraine said: “It was a wonderful afternoon and the kids really enjoyed the stall. Connie’s brother...

THANK YOU BETTY AND DAVE

Betty and Dave have been supporting CCT Tiger Ward whole heartedly, because they believe the children are our future and for young children to suffer with cancer or leukaemia is unbelievable. When they hear about a great success and recovery on Tiger Ward, and the...

ONE GREAT DAY

The Glades was one of 140 shopping centres from across the country to host a ‘One Great Day’ event – a national campaign to help raise awareness for many worthy causes. The family fun day over the weekend saw shoppers enjoying activities including arts and crafts and...

GROUP MEET UPS

On Sunday 3rd June the Bromley and Frog Childhood Cancer Support Groups got together at the Crofton Halls in Orpington for a really fun afternoon with Magic Frostie. Magic Frostie certainly knew how to entertain, wowing everyone with his impressive magic tricks. He...

DONATIONS

A big “Thank you” to everyone who has sent in donations. Mr and Mrs Hayter Jane Davies Portland Shellfish Starbucks Charlton Mr and Mrs Jamaspian

GAMES NIGHT A HUGE SUCCESS

In April, Paulette and Carol organised a ‘Games Night’ at the Meridian Social Club. The evening included a pop-up games arcade which proved hugely popular and raised a further £400. Due to popular demand a further Table Tennis event was organised at the end of May as...

CONGRATULATIONS

Congratulations to Michelle Cooper and Joseph Smith who took part in the 2018 London Marathon on Sunday 28th April and to “Sophie’s Sprinters” for successfully completing their Inflatable 5K run on Saturday 19th May, all raising funds for Sophie Powell.

DAVE AND BETTY CROFT

Thank you to valued supporters Dave and Betty Croft for selling their amazing collection of plants at the “Celebrate Spring” event organised by ChART Big Local - a resident-led programme in Chinbrook, Grove Park – with the proceeds donated to CCT Tiger Ward. Dave and...

VINCI FACILITIES

Facilities management and maintenance services provider for Queen Elizabeth Hospital, VINCI Facilities, have chosen to support CCT Tiger Ward on an ongoing basis and have been busy organising various fundraising events. Paulette West, Business Support & Helpdesk...

TIGER WARD UPDATE

Sophie, aged just 11, sadly passed away in January 2017 after a two-year battle against kidney cancer. Sophie was a passionate Millwall fan and her family wanted to unite all fans and clubs in Sophie’s memory to fundraise towards her dream of buying a holiday home on...

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...

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...

Roundtable

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. ...

Waitrose

Thank you to everyone who visited the Waitrose Oxted and Bromley North stores during February.  We received just over £500 in donations from the Waitrose Community Matters Green token scheme.  Fantastic!

ASDA

Thank you to Asda in Croydon for their donation of £200 as a part of the Asda Green Token Giving Appeal. This programme allows the public who live in the area around their local Asda stores to nominate a charity or good cause in the local community.  If you do shop in...

Co-op

The two Co-op’s in Shooters Hill have chosen CCT Tiger Ward as one of their charities of the year commencing October 2017. Every time members shop in the Co-op, 1% of what is spent on selected own-brand products is put into the Co-op Local Community Fund pot. This...

New Essential Equipment

We are delighted to announce that Four Qube Monitors with Capnopods have been ordered for sole use on Tiger Ward.  The machines are being tailor-made which will take around a month to build, so we hope to see them on the Ward in early April. The monitors are an...

Team Sophie

In January 2017, aged just 11-years old, Sophie sadly passed away after fighting an incredibly brave two-year battle with cancer. Sophie was very passionate about raising money for charity, especially to support poorly children like her. Sophie spent much time on...

Co-op Support

We reported earlier that the Co-op are supporting CCT Tiger Ward. If you are a 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 you so much to everyone who...

Early Warning Update

We were delighted when Linda Datson, Development Manager at Sycamore Lodge got in touch to take us up on our offer of FREE Prosecco and FREE mince pies by hosting a Christmas Prosecco Soirée in aid of CCT Tiger Ward on 20th December.   Residents of Sycamore Lodge...

Thank You Forum!

Thank you to The Forum at Greenwich for inviting CCT Tiger Ward families to visit their Christmas Craft Fair on Saturday 9th December to enjoy the day’s festive activities. They got to meet live reindeer ‘Snowflake and Tinsel’ and had their picture taken as a memento...

Body Jewellery Advent Calendar

Thank you so much to Lilli and QualiTi Body Jewellery for their amazing support to CCT Tiger Ward over the festive period. Lilli said, “we wanted to focus our fundraising efforts on the Paediatric Oncology Tiger Ward. In 2017, our company produced the world’s first...

Christmas Fair at Charlton Park Academy

Sarah Campbell and her daughter Sam have been organising Christmas and Easter Fairs at Charlton Park Academy for the past four years. Every year, they choose two local charities to benefit, one of which is the school as a thanks for hosting the event, and the other a...

Welling FC Visit Tiger Ward

Players from Welling United FC paid the Tiger Ward a visit on Monday 18th December. They came with plenty of Christmas treats for the children including selection boxes, tubs and stockings full of chocolate! Jack Parkinson, a Welling United player and head coach at...

Congratulations

Congratulations to Cat Wilde, Lead Macmillan Paediatric Oncology Clinical Nurse Specialist, Tiger Ward and Raz Aliyar on getting married in December! Wishing you both much love and happiness from us all at The CCT and CCT Tiger Ward.

ASDA Power

A BIG thank you to Asda at Charlton for all of the presents donated for our Oncology Children over the Christmas period as part of Asda’s toy appeal. We really appreciate your support

David Anderson Davis

On 4th July 2013 we were given the most devastating news of our lives. ‘David has cancer’. My attempt at articulating the feeling that the impact of this had would be to say that the world immediately exploded and crumbled around me. I know that for as long as I live...

Amazing Donation 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...

Thank you ERSG

Thank you to CCT patrons ERSG for once again organising a ‘bring your child to work day’ in aid of CCT Tiger Ward. All employees were invited to bring their children into work for the morning. The children loved the games, cakes and pizzas and particularly enjoyed...

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...

Thank you to Starbucks for their support

We were delighted that Starbucks in Greenwich Shopping Park concluded their three month’s support in aid of CCT Tiger Ward with a Halloween Awareness day on Saturday 28th October. All of the staff dressed up for the occasion, which created a fun-filled atmosphere with...

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...

Orpinton 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....

Workshops

Over the summer months, CCT Tiger Ward has been running a series of workshops on Tiger Ward. The children on the Ward participated in a range of planned activities including making butterflies, fairy wings, and dinosaurs and pottery painting. The children also had...

CALL FOR VOLUNTEERS!

We are urgently seeking volunteers to spare some time to help us in Bromley shaking buckets, handing out magazines, leaflets, and Xmas gift wrapping.

SCFI Bromley

A fantastic free festival of SCFI TV and film culture 23rd September 2017 - 11am - 6pm - Market Square & The Glades

Jake Elliott Dinner Dance

We are holding a dinner dance evening in order to raise money for the treatment room on Tiger Ward where Jake receives treatment throughout his treatment at Queen Elizabeth Hospital

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...

STUDENT PLACEMENT ON TIGER WARD

Second Year Paediatric Nursing students Louise Furlonger and Jade Wiseman from Greenwich University, recently attended the Tiger Ward on a student placement. They found the visit to be extremely positive, valuable and rewarding and very much enjoyed working with the...

Issue 19 Donations

A big “Thank you” to everyone who has sent in donations.   Thank you to Asda, Bugsby Way, Charlton and shoppers for voting the CCT Tiger Ward winners of the Green Token Giving Scheme. Nikki Keys Mr and Mrs Hayworth, £500 - Sponsor money for “Walking Tigers”...

Lean, Mean Tiger Walking Machines!

Our amazing Walking Tigers set off on 8th July from The Globe Theatre in London to begin their six day journey, 162 miles and some more to the Eiffel Tower in Paris! The Tigers have been training for 10 months, driven by Phil Bone and his team starting from walks in...

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...

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...

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....

Walking Tigers Update

Our amazing Walking Tigers set off on 8th July from The Globe Theatre in London to begin their six day journey, 162 miles and some more to the Eiffel Tower in Paris!  The Tigers have been training for ten...

Donations

A big “Thank you” to everyone who has sent in donations.   SUPPORTERS OF THE YEAR FOR CCT TIGER WARD – Petts Wood Lynwood Townswomen's Guild supported The Chartwell Cancer Trust in 2014 and once more for 2016. We were presented with a cheque at the House of...

Tiger Ward Update

Every child that frequents the Tiger Ward to receive treatment gets to choose a small present from the treasure basket. This helps to take their mind off the treatment for a short while. Having the new toys on the ward also enables the nurses to give them birthday...

YOUCAN – Supporting Young People with Cancer

YouCan are part of the Children’s Development Trust which has been operating for 9 years, mostly with children and young people, helping them to improve their lives through well-being, sport, health and the arts. Having cancer at a young age can be a lonely and...

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...

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,...

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...

Update from Cat

Cat Wilde, Lead Macmillan Paediatric Oncology Clinical Nurse Specialist, Tiger Ward took time from her very busy schedule to let us know just how busy it has been on the Tiger Ward over the last few months with full beds for much of this time.   The children,...

New Tiger Ward Kitchen

Seven-year old Frankie Rose’s mum, Michelle, recently wrote to CCT Tiger Ward to thank us “from the bottom of her heart” and to explain how the purpose-built kitchen became her “lifeline” during her daughter’s time spent on Tiger Ward. Michelle said that she and her...

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...

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...

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...

Tandem Charity Skydive – Saturday 1st July

A more adventurous way to fundraise! Jump for The CCT at one of our forthcoming Charity Skydive Events in Headcorn, Maidstone in 2016.  Email info@chartwellcancertrust.co.uk for more information or fill out our online enquiry form.  Date booked for Saturday 1st July –...

Wing-Walking Adrenaline Event – Sunday 6th August

Fancy a roller coaster ride thrill seeking experience travelling at speeds at 50 to 600 feet riding between 80 and 130 mph? Then this could be for you! Our brand new charity fundraiser for the summer. Supporters of the year “The Glades” has a fearless brave team of 6...

The British 10K Run 2017 – Sunday 9th July

Places are now available to enter this year’s British 10k run on Sunday 9th July.  This flat and classic route takes you past London’s most iconic sites including Trafalgar Square, the Embankment, and Big Ben.  However, this year, this route has been adapted to...

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