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  • Charity Archives - Page 3 of 11 - Gladstone Brookes
    Merry Christmas from Gladstone Brookes By Mike Birkett Published 18th December 2014 Posted in Charity Gladstone Brookes Wolves Foundation Tagged British Heart Foundation Children in Need Christmas Cystic Fibrosis disabilities Disability Awareness Fanconi Appeal Gladstone Brookes Help for Heroes H4H illness New Born Appeal NSPCC Pudsey Stop Hate toy appeal Toys R Us Warrington Wolves Charitable Foundation Zoe s Place The Gladstone Brookes elves pictured with overflowing trolleys at the end of their 1 000 trolley dash in aid of the Warrington Toy Appeal To bring our year of giving to a close Santa s little helpers from Gladstone Brookes went on a high speed trolley dash around Toys R Us to scoop up 1 000 worth of new toys which will be donated to under privileged children this Christmas Three teams of elves were in competition with each other to see who could search out the most bargains for their 333 share of the money and complete the task in fastest time Read More Gladstone Brookes recognised for charity work By Mike Birkett Published 5th December 2014 Posted in Charity Gladstone Brookes Tagged disability Disability Awareness hate crime Gary Watmough left and Stuart Farley right of Gladstone Brookes pictured with Adrian Derbyshire Disability Partnership ambasador who nominated the firm for the award Gladstone Brookes are the proud recipients of an Appreciation of Effort Award from Warrington Disability Partnership WDP Stu Farley and Gary Watmough received the award on behalf of the company from WDP chairman Dave Thompson MBE DL MBA after being nominated by former Great Britain athlete and WDP ambassador Adrian Derbyshire Read More GB Charity event Remembrance Ride By Mike Birkett Published 14th November 2014 Posted in Charity Gladstone Brookes Wolves Foundation Tagged Total Sport Warrington Wolves Charitable Foundation wheelchair rugby Gladstone Brookes has become the first organisation to buy a specially designed sports wheelchair for the planned Warrington Wolves Charitable Foundation wheelchair rugby team A three strong team of cyclists Anthony Chorlton Leon Moye and Gareth Burke took part in the Foundation s Remembrance Day Ride at the David Lloyd sports centre in Warrington Read More CHARITY OF THE MONTH Children In Need By Mike Birkett Published 13th November 2014 Posted in Charity Gladstone Brookes Tagged Batman Children in Need Pudsey Superman Charity of the month for November is Children In Need and Pudsey Bear paid a visit to the office to receive the dress down cheque of 675 from super heroes Superman and Batman This brings the GB charity total to 7 672 so far this year with December s donation to the Warrington Christmas Toy Appeal still to come Read More CHARITIES 2014 The story so far By Mike Birkett Published 3rd November 2014 Posted in Charity Gladstone Brookes Wolves Foundation Tagged Age UK Brainwave British Heart Foundation Children in Need MacMilla Cancer Support Sport Relief Warrington Hospital Warrington Wolves Charitable Foundation As a firm Gladstone Brookes is committed giving back to the community We are a highly successful business and we want to

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  • Charity Archives - Page 4 of 11 - Gladstone Brookes
    Adrian had already hand cycled over 1 700 miles with more invitations for more talks and more visits pouring in all the time Phenomenal It s taken on a life of its own said Adrian The response has been so phenomenal the tour is now going to run through to December 22nd The incredible amount of interests has proved beyond doubt that people want to hear the message I am giving I was in the Isle Of Man a short while ago and spoke to two schools but now the Manx government have invited me back to speak to many more of them He had further proof one day while enjoying a coffee in Starbucks He was approached by a woman who asked if he was Adrian Derbyshire When he confirmed he was the lady could not thank him enough Read More A marathon a day for 21 days By Mike Birkett Published 15th September 2014 Posted in Going the Extra Mile Tagged Adrian Derbyshire Once the schools broke up for their summer holidays Adrian found himself free to pursue one of the other strands of his tour promoting fitness and well being for disabled people And what better way to do it than taking on a marathon a day for 21 days all along the south coast of England Starting in Portsmouth Adrian hand cycled through the New Forest where he stopped off at The New Forest Inclusive Cycling Centre on the way to Bournemouth Read More London and Kingbury By Mike Birkett Published 15th September 2014 Posted in Going the Extra Mile Tagged Adrian Derbyshire Central London and Kingbury Adrian s 15k hand cycle tour of central London wasn t just taking in the sights He was there to support the London Cycling Campaign a 12 000 member charity aiming for safer cycling in the capital While there he spoke to the staff of London Mayor Boris Johnson and has been invited back to meet the Mayor at the end of his tour Read More Meeting David Cameron By Mike Birkett Published 15th September 2014 Posted in Going the Extra Mile Tagged Adrian Derbyshire Briefing David Cameron on the tour Prime Minister David Cameron was briefed about the Stamping Out Hate Crime campaign when he met Great Britain international wheelchair athlete Adrian Derbyshire during a reception at 10 Downing Street Adrian also got the chance to chat to Mr Cameron about other topics related to the campaign like Going The Extra Mile to encourage children to be positive role models and promoting health and well being through sports Invited The wheelchair athlete was invited down to Parliament to speak about the campaign before making his way to the Downing Street reception with Warrington South Conservative MP David Mowat Presenting the Prime Minister with one of his special tour jerseys Adrian outlined the Stamping Out Hate Crime campaign including his plans to take the message to schools colleges and businesses throughout Britain and the Isle Of Man It was

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  • Charity Archives - Page 5 of 11 - Gladstone Brookes
    would recommend it to others to try it It was nice to see how GB helps others with charity events Christopher McShane also recommends the experience He said The children were great to work with and the whole day was very well organised I got a huge amount out of it personally It s the first time I ve ever been involved with anything like this and it was great to see the children learning and having fun at the same time I learned a lot too and would 100 recommend it to other colleagues who haven t been involved yet What a scorcher Paul Speakman has attended several events in the past and enjoyed this one just as much Fantastic day again but now fighting off sunstroke what a scorcher Co organiser Stu Farley summed everything up when he said It was a brilliant event and the weather was kind to us The staff got stuck in and involved with all the activities and it was obvious from the laughter and smiles on the faces of the kids how much they enjoyed it It was a fitting end to the programme we have been running jointly with the Wolves Foundation over several months to raise the awareness of disability with schoolchildren through sport Best day so far By Mike Birkett Published 24th June 2014 Posted in Charity Gladstone Brookes Wolves Foundation Tagged disabilities Disability Awareness Warrington Wolves Charitable Foundation The GB Team left to right Jordan Campbell Aaron Chadburn Kathryn Bennett Amy Atherton and Jon Quirke The GB staff taking part were unanimous the Disability Awareness Day at Green Lane Community Special School was the best day so far in our year long project with the Warrington Wolves Charitable Foundation to raise awareness of a range of disabilities and the effect they have on people s daily lives Everyone agreed that though they were there to bring a series of sporting lessons to pupils with their own disabilities they ended up being taught as much if not more by the kids themselves with the enthusiasm they brought to every event Jason Elkaleh from the Wolves Foundation said The GB Staff did a great job This is the first time we have delivered the programme in a special school and it was great to see the way they adapted to the situation and got really involved with the children Inspiring Kathryn Bennett said Today has been the best day so far Being part of the assembly was possibly the most inspiring part of the day with the children receiving their merit awards for achieving something which seems so ordinary to you and I but is a huge achievement for a child with a disability It was all capped off by the look of joy and excitement on their faces when we had the seated volleyball tournament in the afternoon It was a picture I won t forget she added Amazed Aaron Chadburn found that working with children who had their own disabilities brought an added dimension to the whole programme I was amazed at how well they did he said It gave us all a special insight into what it means to cope with a disability and still enjoy life It was a great day Amy Atherton said It was a very rewarding day It was lovely to see children of all ages learning to work as part of a team and all having fun no matter what their disability It was a fantastic event to be part of and such a positive experience For Jordan Campbell it was his first experience of a disability awareness event but it won t be his last It was a great day from start to finish and something I definitely want to do again Click on thumbnail to see a bigger image Incredible Jon Quirke has been to a series of events but this was his first time with disabled children and he describes it as an incredible day Watching the kids receive their merit awards in morning assembly was a very touching experience even for a guy It makes you realise that we have a much easier life and that we need to appreciate what we have and think about the attitude we have to other people regardless of who they are Help I was working with one young girl trying to get her to pick up two balls at the same time It seems such a small thing but to see her achieve it because of the help I gave her was an amazing feeling It taught me that regardless of who you are and whether you have a disability or not we are all the same but some people just need more help than others at times Staff at the school who work with the children every day enjoyed the event as much as their pupils Delighted The staff joined the kids for the seated volleyball tournament PE Co ordinator Mike King commented All the kids and staff really enjoyed the event We have had great links with the Wolves Foundation for a number of years and were delighted to welcome the staff from Gladstone Brookes into school to see the great work that goes on in disability sport and get involved themselves A great day was had by all and everyone enjoyed the activities the seated volleyball was a particular highlight Many thanks to everyone involved for helping to give our children positive and enjoyable experiences of sport he added Disability Awareness at Meadowside By Mike Birkett Published 13th June 2014 Posted in Charity Gladstone Brookes Wolves Foundation Tagged Disability Awareness Warrington Wolves Charitable Foundation The GB staff with Jason Elkaleh from the Foundation back row right pictured with the Year 6 pupils from Meadowside Six Gladstone Brookes staff turned teacher for the day when they delivered the lessons in our latest Disability Awareness Day for Warrington schoolchildren The Disability Awareness Project is run jointly by GB staff and

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  • Charity Archives - Page 6 of 11 - Gladstone Brookes
    away from you Only then do you understand how much you actually depend on them Grateful I often moan I m not happy with my body or I look like E T without my top on I want a sick pack or I wish my legs were bigger But having that experience Friday made me feel embarrassed and realise that I should be grateful I have all my five senses and have legs to walk and not just following what society deems as attractive If more people allowed themselves to live in a disabled person s shoes I guarantee they would not only love the body they have but love and support anyone who they see struggling in life These days people think it s easier to turn the other cheek and carrying complaining about things that are unimportant They don t realise how lucky they really are I now have a greater respect for anyone with a disability and actually see those people who haven t let a disability stop them as being stronger than you and I We can all learn a lot from them Clearer Joanne tries her hand at seated volleyball Joanne Johnson of Winwick Street reception also felt she learned a lot It was much more than I expected It gave me a much clearer understanding of the difficulties which some people have to overcome and I would not think twice about It was interesting to live in a disabled person s shoes for a couple of hours When we were set tasks to complete as a disabled person would I couldn t think of how to go about them but after the training I had a much better understanding To be honest in the past I have not given much consideration to things like this but I definitely learned from the experience and look forward to other opportunities to get involved Get involved Cheryl has already volunteered for Stage 2 Cheryl Morris Yorke implores all her colleagues to get involved and has also signed up as a volunteer She said I give money to three charities each month but today I realised that although giving money to charity is good giving a bit of your own time is better So I have been inspired to offer my services as a volunteer I hope that I am not on my own and that other people will offer some of their time as well Lip read I can do my alphabet in sign language and would like to learn how to sign properly and work more with deaf people I have been partially deaf since the age of 5 after I had measles and I learned how to lip read because I was totally deaf for 12 months Please get involved with this scheme it is both enlightening and humbling at the same time but really worth it CHARITY OF THE MONTH Children In Need By Mike Birkett Published 19th November 2013 Posted in Charity Gladstone

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  • Charity Archives - Page 7 of 11 - Gladstone Brookes
    with fans from Cinnamon Brow and St Albans Gladstone Brookes staff and teachers watch from the sideline Relaxing in the sunshine while waiting to play Schools taking part St Alban s Oakwood Cinnamon Brow Westbrook Old Hall Meadowside Christchurch St Phillips St Monica s Great Sankey St Margarets Each team adopted a country who will be playing in this year s Rugby League World Cup which kicks off with England v Australia in Cardiff s Millennium Stadium on October 26th The Halliwell Jones Stadium home of Warrington Wolves is the venue for New Zealand v Samoa on October 27th and will host one of the quarter finals on November 17th The morning of the full day event was taken up by the group stages and after lunch the teams started a knockout competition which ended with St Monica s The Cook Islands beating Great Sankey the United States to lift the Gladstone Brookes Taking a break from the games many of the children took the chance to get their faces painted It was a hot day so a picnic lunchin the shade was the order of the day for Westbrook Old Hall Of course there was always the chance to try the Try Time Tussle inflatable St Philip s representing Tonga took third place in the tournament The trophies awaiting the presentation Great Sankey representing the USA were runners up Wolves stars Tyrone McCarthy Chris Hill and Richie Myler added some extra sparkle to the day by coming along to present the certificates and trophies as well as signing autographs Gladstone Brookes organiser Leon Moye said after the event It was a memorable day watching 140 local children enjoy such a fun day out It was a great end to the whole series of Rugby League World Cup events held jointly by the Warrington Wolves Charitable Foundation and Gladstone Brookes which is a patron of the Foundation The weather was superb and the appearance of three star Wolves players to make the presentation to the winning teams capped off a great day It s nice to know we made life long memories for 140 children Gladstone Brookes are looking forward to continuing as a patron of the Wolves Charitable Foundation and we are already looking forward to co hosting more events in the future The Gladstone Brookes Team who helped run the day St Albans mini fans at Warrington Wolves By Mike Birkett Published 25th June 2013 Posted in Charity Gladstone Brookes Wolves Foundation Tagged Rugby League World Cup Warrington Wolves Warrington Wolves Halliwell Jones Stadium has been invaded by 26 mini rugby fans from St Alban s RC Primary School in Warrington for a Rugby League World Cup themed event co hosted by the Warrington Wolves Charitable Foundation and staff from Gladstone Brookes who are patrons of the foundation Read More In memory of Corbyn By Mike Birkett Published 17th June 2013 Posted in Charity Gladstone Brookes Tagged Royal Bank of Scotland RBS Last month Gladstone Brookes chose to

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  • Gladstone Brookes - Adrian: "It's taken over my life!"
    the most inspirational people I ve ever met and Jess Jones added The whole class was inspired by this talk I thought it was very moving Making his point Time for selfies with the top man Younger children Getting the message of health well being and overcoming adversity across to younger children is also important like the assembly talk he gave to the pupils of St Clare s RC Primary School in Chester St Clare s assemply Holding the Olympic Torch Enthusiasm from the class Trying out the hand cycle Head teacher Marian Ryder said The children absolutely loved Adrian s visit They said it was the most inspiring talk they had ever heard One teacher had to abandon their timetable as the children just wanted to share their thoughts about what they had listened to and observed This gave the children great insight into diversity and overcoming difficulties Campaign Adrian is currently promoting his campaign every four to six weeks with a stall in Warrington s Golden Square shopping mall It s another way of furthering the outreach and getting the message across he says The importance of what I m doing was underlined the other day when two 17 year old girls approached me out of the blue and told me they were both victims of social media bullying at such a level that they have both had to leave two schools I had only been out there 15 minutes and they came along to tell me their stories Adrian will be in Golden Square every month from June through to the start of Anti Bullying Week in October Dates are June 6th July 18th August 29th September 12th and October 10th Adrian describes the Olympic torch he carried to a fascinated audience in Golden Square The future What is the future of the campaign Well it just keeps going from strength to strength says Adrian As well as going back to the Isle Of Man I am involved in a whole series of events like LBGT Pride Mela and Northwich Pedal Power I have been invited to be the keynote speaker at Warrington Mela and will be leading Warrington Pride for the third year in a row But he is concerned the very success of the campaign could bring about its downfall He says I have had great support from my sponsors like Gladstone Brookes so far but due to overwhelming and positive response for this much needed and vital campaign it s success may be its downfall I have to raise 80 000 a year to continue my outreach into schools clubs universities and after school programs and without future funding this life saving and educational campaign will come to an end Documentaries Adrian has also been busy on the filming front As well as his own film which will show his campaign through his own eyes he is currently working with documentary director Delwyn Byast on a series of 30 minute short films He says

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  • Uncategorised Archives - Gladstone Brookes
    times what RBS has put aside to settle the case Read More Orcel says sorry for causing financial meltdown By Mike Birkett Published 12th May 2015 Posted in Banks News Uncategorised Tagged bailout financial crisis Royal Bank of Scotland RBS Andrea Orcel the man whose advice cost the British taxpayer 45 5 billion has finally said sorry seven years later Orcel was the man who advised Royal Bank Of Scotland RBS on its disastrous acquisition of the ABN Amro Bank in 2007 which led to the UK government being forced to bail out RBS to save the bank from going under Read More Lloyds loses 660 million on the sale of TSB By Mike Birkett Published 5th May 2015 Posted in Banks News PPI Uncategorised Tagged Lloyds Lloyds Banking Group LBG PPI Sabadell TSB Lloyds Bank has announced the loss of 660 million on the sale of its TSB brand to the Spanish bank Banco de Sabadell The loss created an 11 fall in pre tax profits to 1 2 billion for the first quarter of 2015 The underlying profit was up by 21 to 2 17 billion Read More Adrian It s taken over my life By Mike Birkett Published 27th April 2015 Posted in Charity Gladstone Brookes Uncategorised Tagged Adrian Derbyshire bullying hand cycle Isle Of Man marathon Stop Hate TT Getting the message across to Year 11 pupils at Hartford C of E High School When Adrian first started planning his Stop Hate Crime campaign he thought it might last four weeks and then he would move on to something else A year on it s taken over his life and he s now being booked for appearances all over the country as far ahead as 2016 as well as shooting a number of special documentaries surrounding his life and the campaign Read More Total Sport holiday sport camp By Mike Birkett Published 24th April 2015 Posted in Charity Gladstone Brookes Uncategorised Wolves Foundation Tagged archery football golf handball rugby league sport camp St Gregorys Total Sport Warrington Wolves Charitable Foundation Hungry Hippos in action With the children of St Gregory s High School on Easter holiday Warrington Wolves Foundation staff and Gladstone Brookes volunteers had the chance to take on a new project a Total Sport holiday sport camp which ran throughout the Easter break Total Sport Co ordinator Craig Thomason is responsible for running the project which receives funding from Children In Need He spends most of his time working within the local special schools and SEN units in mainstream schools but when the children are off on holiday he runs the special activities holiday schemes at Orford Jubilee Hub Read More Cultural shift needed in UK financial services FCA By Mike Birkett Published 3rd December 2014 Posted in Uncategorised Tagged banks Financial Conduct Authority FCA financial services foreign exchange scandal The UK financial services sector needs a cultural shift if it is to leave behind the repeated failures and scandals of the last decade

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  • hand-cycle Tagged - Gladstone Brookes
    weeks and then he would move on to something else A year on it s taken over his life and he s now being booked for appearances all over the country as far ahead as 2016 as well as shooting a number of special documentaries surrounding his life and the campaign Read More Search for By Month Select month February 2016 January 2016 December 2015 November 2015 October 2015 September 2015 August 2015 July 2015 June 2015 May 2015 April 2015 March 2015 February 2015 January 2015 December 2014 November 2014 October 2014 September 2014 August 2014 July 2014 June 2014 May 2014 April 2014 March 2014 February 2014 January 2014 December 2013 November 2013 October 2013 September 2013 August 2013 July 2013 June 2013 May 2013 April 2013 March 2013 February 2013 January 2013 December 2012 November 2012 October 2012 September 2012 August 2012 July 2012 June 2012 May 2012 April 2012 March 2012 January 2012 December 2011 November 2011 October 2011 September 2011 August 2011 July 2011 June 2011 May 2011 April 2011 March 2011 February 2011 January 2011 December 2010 November 2010 October 2010 August 2010 By Category Uncategorised PPI News Mortgages MPPI Mortgage Mis selling Technology Banks Debt Debt Advice Debt Statistics Friday Round Up Insurance Debates Help MAU Money Advice Personal Finance Banking Credit Energy Money Saving Pensions Money Memories Gladstone Brookes Charity Charity highlights Going the Extra Mile Wolves Foundation Success Stories Opinion Site Information Contact Us From the Blog Follow Us Site Information Terms Conditions Privacy Policy Complaints Procedure Fees Charges Sitemap Terms Conditions Privacy Policy Complaints Procedure Fees Charges Sitemap Contact Us Gladstone Brookes Ltd 47 Museum Street Warrington Cheshire WA1 1LD UK Tel 08000 461 825 Fax 08442 510 511 From the Blog Lenders Are Locked in a Price War And

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