Michael Smith

It is with deep regret that we announce the sudden loss of our much valued and highly committed volunteer, Michael Smith.

We send our sincere condolences to Michael’s family and many friends.

£1500 Raised! Gordon Giltrap MBE & Carrie Martin at the Fleece Inn 2022

A huge thank you to our Patron Gordon Giltrap who organised this special fundraiser which took place at the Fleece Inn, Bretforton on 21st August 2022.  The evening commenced with the highly accomplished singer/songwriter and guitarist Carrie Martin and later in the evening keyboard musician,Adam Parrish, accompanied Gordon. All performances were truly outstanding!

 It was a truly magical evening which raised the wonderful amount of £1,500. Special thanks also go to the night’s sound engineer Dave Ford who had travelled down especially from Derby and to Nigel Smith for providing the great venue. 

Vein Finders provided to local Hospitals and GPs

The Trust became aware that many patients suffer discomfort or distress during treatment when there is a difficulty in finding a vein. This was brought to the Trust’s attention by a local patient.

Following research into the problem it was discovered that there is a piece of medical equipment called a vein finder which can help. The vein finder provides a laser computer image of the position of the veins.

The vein finder needs to be attached to a stand for regular hospital use and there are two types of these stands available. The one type is a fixed stand for placement in a haematology unit and the other one is a mobile stand which is ideal for wheeling up and down a ward.

The Trust has purchased several of these vein finders together with their appropriate stands for several hospitals.

Cheltenham Hospital’s Rendcomb Ward

Cheltenham Hospital’s Lillybrook Ward

Gloucester Royal Hospital’s Edward Jenner Ward

Gloucester Royal Hospital’s Children’s Outpatient Department

Worcester Hospital’s Haematology Department

Kidderminster Hospital’s Haematology Department

Hexham Hospital’s Oncology Unit