We celebrated Christmas early with a £2000 gift from local organisation The Honourable Company of Gloucestershire. The money has gone towards our Imaging Centre in Cheltenham and a new state of the art scanner.
Founded by Gloucestershire’s previous Lord Lieutenant, Sir Henry Elwes The Honourable Company of Gloucestershire aims to support as many good causes as possible in the County. Its membership is limited to 160 and is made up of individuals who live or work in Gloucestershire and who have made a positive contribution towards the county such as volunteering or charitable giving or had national or international achievements. Funding and support is given to Armed Forces, Arts and Heritage, Business, Community Support and Sports. A visit to the Cobalt Imaging Centre was arranged for The Honourable Company of Gloucestershire to see how their funds had been invested and to hear more about the work of the Charity first hand.
Tom Frost, Trustee, The Honourable Company of Gloucestershire said ‘It was wonderful to witness the excellent work that is being done at Cobalt and to know how fortunate everyone is in the County to have access to such a far-reaching facility’.
Julia Jenkins, Head of Fundraising, Cobalt said: ‘It was lovely to meet Tom and his wife and for them to see the facilities their funds have helped to deliver which include our new high definition 3.0 Tesla MRI scanner, specifically built to improve patient comfort, enable shorter scanning times and deliver superior image quality’.
We are currently fundraising to continue to provide a specialist nurse for teenagers and young adults with cancer.
The Honourable Company of Gloucestershire
The organisation aims to promote Gloucestershire, and the best interests of the county, through fellowship and by supporting industry, commerce, sport, education, science, the arts, the armed forces, youth and voluntary organisations.
They encourage leadership and debate, promote and recognise excellence and encourage charitable giving in order to provide a positive influence on life in the county.