Hazlewoods Charity of the Year 2015/16 - Stroud Beresford Group
An organisation that supports victims of domestic abuse was adopted as the Charity of the Year by Hazlewoods.
It is a sad fact that on average two women a week are killed by a partner or ex-partner and at least 750,000 children a year witness domestic abuse.
Stroud Beresford Group has been offering accommodation, advice and support to families affected by domestic abuse for over 35 years.
A local, independent charity, it provides Gloucestershire’s only women’s refuge alongside a range of other services aimed at preventing domestic abuse or supporting those at risk.
Stroud Beresford Group also offers outreach services in the community for those affected by domestic abuse, including one to one support, group workshops for vulnerable people as well as professionals, together with a 12 week “Next Steps” programme.
The charity provides services to help children and their parents overcome their experiences, learn new skills and gain the confidence to build a happy life that is free from abuse.
Hazlewoods Charity of the Year 2014/15 - LINC
The Leukaemia and Intensive Chemotherapy Fund is an important local healthcare charity that works to improve the care of cancer patients in Gloucestershire, Herefordshire and south Worcestershire.
It provides financial and psychological support for people receiving intensive chemotherapy in the three counties cancer centre in Cheltenham, as well as their families and loved ones.
It tries to ensure that every facility is available to make long stays in hospital as comfortable as possible.
Further, by purchasing new equipment and funding update courses for staff, the charity tries to ensure that the treatment on offer is second to none.
LINC supports research too, and funds the Robert Dalton Research Fellow - a post graduate student studying for either an MSc or a PhD in a cancer related subject. By providing financial support and funding a clinical psychologist LINC can help to provide support at the sharp end - at diagnosis and during the initial treatment.
You can find out more about this incredibly deserving cause by going to their website.
Hazlewoods Charity of the Year 2013/14 - James Hopkins Trust
The aim of the trust is to help severely disabled, life threatened and life limited young children aged 0-5 years in Gloucestershire, so that the quality of their lives may be enriched. The trust focuses on the following three key objectives:
- The provision of nursing respite care either in the family home or at our day care centre
- The provision of equipment specially adapted to the needs of the individual child
- The provision of financial help for visits to specialist hospitals outside Gloucestershire
Hazlewoods Charity of the Year 2012/13 - Gloucestershire Young Carers
Hazlewoods raised a total of £11,590 for Gloucestershire Young Carers -the highest amount yet to date!
The charity, Gloucestershire Young Carers, works closely with children and young people who have a caring responsibility for a family member, that would usually be taken on by an adult. It has created a network of support for young carers across the county.
Hazlewoods Charity of the Year 2011/12 - Cobalt
Cobalt are a Cheltenham-based medical charitable trust with a history of success. Over the years Cobalt has been able to support the NHS with £millions worth of equipment and services to enhance the lives of cancer patients and help the relief of sickness and other diseases.
From May 2011 until the end of April 2012, Hazlewoods staff got involved with various fundraising activities to raise £8,000 for Cobalt.
“We are so grateful to Hazlewoods for the fantastic £8,000 that’s been raised during your Charity of the Year support. What a huge boost this has been to our Heart Mind & Body Scanner Appeal and thanks to you we can now almost touch the finishing post of our £1m appeal.
Thank you to everyone who took part in the variety of fundraising events throughout the year. It’s been great having your support.”
Zena Giles Fundraiser for Cobalt
Hazlewoods Charity of the Year 2010/11 - The Cleansheet Foundation
Hazlewoods 2010/11 charity was The Cleansheet Foundation, a local charity set up to help the orphaned pupils at a school in Uganda sustain and support themselves in order to build a brighter future.