Local medical charity Cobalt received a boost to its funds thanks to the generosity of long standing supporters Nailsworth and Woodchester Support Group. The group have supported Cobalt for 31 years.
Richard Hardwick and John Perkins, leaders of the support group handed over the £11,397 sum at a special evening held at the Royal Oak in Woodchester on 2 February. Donations were raised from a fundraising walk, filling of penny pots with small change and events organized by Stroud Vintage Transport and Engine Club.
Julia Jenkins, Head of Fundraising at Cobalt said, ‘It was fantastic to catch up with Richard and John and we were delighted to receive such a magnificent sum. The group have been steadfast supporters of Cobalt and give up much of their free time to support us and to run events in aid of our Charity’.
Richard and John are firm friends and previously business partners. Events they have helped make happen include Arthur’s Spring Stroll, which is a 7 mile walk named after Arthur McTiffin, close pal of the two men and local resident of North Woodchester. The pair also mastermind fundraising for Cobalt at the annual Gloucestershire Steam and Vintage Extravaganza on the 3rd, 4th and 5th August. The show is one of the biggest of its kind in the country organised entirely by volunteers.