Laptops and Lipsticks chosen charity The Chartwell Children’s Cancer Trust

The Chartwell Children’s Cancer Trust supports local cancer and leukaemia services to improve cancer care for children receiving treatment in our local hospitals. We provide a range of support services for capital projects, equipment, training and additional medical staff.   We also fund local childhood cancer support groups offering valuable support to oncology children and their families.

The Chartwell Children’s Cancer Trust currently supports three local children’s oncology wards in Croydon University Hospital – CCT Frog, King’s College Hospital - Toni & Guy Ward and Queen Elizabeth Hospital, Woolwich - Tiger Ward.   We are committed to fulfilling the wish lists of the medical team who work directly on the children’s wards who decided where the money is needed most so not a penny is wasted.

Our fundraising enables ongoing enhancements to facilities and equipment and the life-line of Patient and Family Support Groups as well as financial assistance packages.

Childhood Cancer Support Groups - We fully fund four childhood cancer support groups in our local areas.  We organise monthly meet ups, including trips to the theatre, cinema, coffee mornings, parties and special outings for around 200 children and their families.

No Isolation Robots – An estimated 35,000 children in the UK are battling long-term illness and the traumatic upheaval to their lives and inevitable absence from school can be as devastating as the illness itself.  For educators and parents, there has been a lack of solutions to alleviate the isolation and disruption that these children suffer form as a result of their illness – until now.

We are working to improve the education of our children by equipping schools with ‘No Isolation’ Robots, giving seriously ill children, live, interactive connections to their classroom, teachers and peers.

With tried and tested results, we are now looking for partners and sponsors to help us raise £3,500 for each robot and to realise our ambitions to bring these life-changing robots to more young people.

CCT Lily Pad Appeal - We are fundraising towards the major redevelopment project at Croydon University Hospital to integrate and upgrade Paediatrics Services and create a brand new Oncology Unit.  We are raising the £750,000 shortfall to enable this capital project to go ahead and ensure that cancer treatment and care for young people in Croydon stays in the borough.