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

Each year, Laptops & Lipstick awards a free annual membership to a local charity.  The membership is worth nearly £500 and enables the charity to join our monthly meetings where they can meet and network with a range of local businesses.  As a group, we also commit to organising a fundraising event (historically a quiz but we're open to new ideas!) and to supporting the charity's own fundraising ideas.

Since our inception in 2011 we have supported four different local charities and raised thousands of pounds.  In addition to taking part in dragon boat races, walks over the O2, sponsored runs, sky dives and more!

Nominations are now open for our 2020/21 charity partner, with membership starting in April.  Please get in touch to find out more.

Our 2019/20 Charity partner

Chartwell Children’s Cancer Trust supports local cancer and leukaemia services to improve cancer care for children receiving treatment in 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.

Childhood Cancer Support Groups - We fully fund four childhood cancer support groups.  We organise monthly meet ups, including 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.  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.

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

CCT Lily Pad Appeal - We are fundraising towards a major redevelopment project at Croydon University Hospital to integrate and upgrade Paediatrics Services and create a brand new Oncology Unit.  We have a fundraising target of £750,000 to enable this project to go ahead.