20th January 2017
Long standing supporters of Cobalt thanked Nailsworth and Woodchester Support Group for a cheque totaling over £13,000 this week.
The supporter group is led by organisers John Perkins and Richard Hardwick who have been raising money for Cobalt for 30 years. A presentation evening was held at The Royal Oak in North Woodchester, Stroud on 18th January 2017.
The donation was made possible by a number of fundraising events including the Gloucestershire Steam and Vintage Extravaganza who donated £2,500 and generously allowed Cobalt to fundraise at their show. The show is one of the biggest of its kind in the country organised entirely by volunteers.
A further £2460 was raised from Arthur’s Stroll which is held each April. The stroll was founded by Arthur McTiffin after whom the 7 mile walk is named.
The money will help fund the work the charity do to help local people affected by cancer, dementia and other life-limiting conditions.
Julia Jenkins, Head of Fundraising at Cobalt said, ‘It is truly inspirational to meet with the volunteers in Woodchester who have done a tremendous job raising money for Cobalt. This donation will help us to continue to provide state of the art care and cutting edge facilities to our patients’.