6 Cotswold charities to donate to this Christmas

Donate to those in need this Christmas (c) LemonTreeImages / Getty Images

Donate to those in need this Christmas (c) LemonTreeImages / Getty Images - Credit: Getty Images/iStockphoto

If you want to spread some Christmas cheer to those in need, here are some fantastic charities in the Cotswolds to donate to


Cobalt - Credit: Archant


Linton House, Thirlestaine Road, Cheltenham, GL53 7AS

Contact: 0800 138 7202

Facebook: @CobaltSupporters

Twitter: @Cobaltfr

Did you know that when the Gloucestershire Breast Centre opened in 2009 it was one of the first to have fully digital imaging systems and it became a centre of excellence? Ten years on, we need to make sure that patients have access to the latest equipment so that doctors can spot breast cancer earlier. Medical charity Cobalt are fundraising for a new 3D Mammography machine. Can you help us?

For one week, from midday on November 27 to midday December 4 your donation given through thebigive.org.uk will be doubled.

Not only will you be supporting vital equipment your gift will have twice the impact and help to save more lives.

Sue Ryder Leckhampton Court Hospice - Registered Charity Number 1052076

Sue Ryder Leckhampton Court Hospice - Registered Charity Number 1052076 - Credit: Archant

Sue Ryder Leckhampton Court Hospice

Church Road, Leckhampton, Cheltenham, GL53 0QJ

Contact: 01242 246285

Email: leckhampton@sueryder.org

Facebook: @SueRyderLeckhamptonCourtHospice

Twitter: @SueRyderLCH

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Being home to the only specialist inpatient unit hospice in Gloucestershire, alongside its Hospice at Home, Day Hospice and Family Support Service, is what makes Sue Ryder Leckhampton Court the only charity of its kind in Gloucestershire. Last year the hospice supported 700 people and their families through the most difficult time of their lives. Whether that’s a terminal illness, the loss of a loved one or a neurological condition – they are there when it matters. A donation can help the charity’s doctors, nurses, care team and support staff give the compassionate and expert care people need to live the best life they possibly can.

There are many ways you can support the charity this Christmas, by joining them for their sparkling Winter Ball at Pittville Pump Rooms on Friday December 14, donating £19 to pay for an hour of care, or signing up to become a regular giver so the charity can be there when it matters all year-round.


LINC - Credit: Archant

LINC - The Leukaemia and Intensive Chemotherapy Fund

Contact: 0300 422 4422

Facebook: @LINCfund

Twitter: @L_I_N_C

Instagram: @linc_1998

The Leukaemia and Intensive Chemotherapy Fund is a small local charity supporting blood cancer patients and their families in every way possible, here in Gloucestershire. The treatment of leukaemia is long and gruelling so patients require a huge amount of support whilst spending weeks or even months in the isolation side rooms. LINC try to be their lifeline by offering emotional support, their relief by providing financial grants, their comfort by providing the little extras and their breakthrough by funding research into potential new treatments.

However, they can only be these things for patients and their families, if local people like you choose to be the LINC too. From the words of comfort offered by clinical psychologists, to the wheelchair friendly showers that enable even the weakest patients to feel human. It is people like you who make it all possible. Please support the charity and be the ‘linc’ for blood cancer patients and their families. Anybody can face a diagnosis of leukaemia at any time of their lives and they aim to be there when help is needed the most.

Hope for Tomorrow (c) Rupert Marlow

Hope for Tomorrow (c) Rupert Marlow - Credit: Archant

Hope for Tomorrow

Kingscote, Priory Park, London Road, Tetbury, GL8 8HZ

Contact: 01666 505055

Facebook: @hopefortomorrowcharity

Twitter: @hfTcharity

Time is precious. Particularly at Christmas. We want to spend it with the people we love.

Hope for Tomorrow and their Mobile Cancer Care Units (MCCUs) allow patients to save time by having their cancer care closer to home, saving them time and energy to be with the people that mean the most.

Hope for Tomorrow’s Gloucestershire MCCU ‘Helen’ was launched in 2007 and has been delivering treatments in locations such as Stroud, Cirencester, Tewkesbury and Cinderford ever since. Each MCCU costs the charity £198 per day to keep on the road.

Please help to give the gift of time to cancer patients this Christmas by donating today via hopefortomorrow.org.uk/donate-hope-for-tomorrow/donate-details. Thank you.

Gloucestershire Nightstop

Gloucestershire Nightstop - Credit: Archant

Gloucestershire Nightstop

5-6 Beaufort Buildings Spa Road, Gloucester, GL1 1XB

Contact: 01452 331330

Facebook: @GloucestershireNightstop

Twitter: @GlosNightStop

Did you know that Jesus had to sleep in a manger! Could you offer something better?

If you enjoy being with young people, like to make a difference to a young person in need and have a spare room then Gloucestershire Nightstop want to hear from you.

Gloucestershire NightStop offers local support for young homeless people aged 16-25 and they need your support. Offering just one night a week can make a real difference to the mental wellbeing of a young person.

They’re looking for host families, volunteer drivers, fundraisers and youth mentors to work with their exceptional young people to ensure that no young person has to spend a night sleeping rough on the streets. If you could offer the occasional night, a few hours to volunteer, or to raise money for us then get in touch today.

Nelson Trust

Nelson Trust - Credit: Archant

The Nelson Trust

Port Lane, Brimscombe, Stroud, Gloucestershire, GL5 2QJ

Contact: 01453 885633

Twitter: @thenelsontrust

Facebook: @thenelsontrust

The Nelson Trust is a charity supporting people affected by addiction, homelessness, poverty, domestic abuse, mental illness and family breakdowns. They provide abstinence-based residential treatment for men and women and gender responsive community services for women with multiple and complex needs. They believe in the possibility of change and recognise that most unsociable and devastating behaviours result from trauma or abuse in early life.

Using a trauma-informed approach the Nelson Trust work sensitively to help clients rebuild their lives, relationships and families. With the support of you, their friends and supporters they are able to help individuals and families enjoy a fresh start. Your donation this Christmas will bring belief, hope and long-term recovery to lives affected by addiction. Visit justgiving.com/thenelsontrust - thank you!

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