The End of The Rosemary Appeal

Posted: Jul 15, 2019

We are thrilled to share the news that that The Rosemary Appeal has achieved its target, by raising £5.5m for the Greenham Trust Wing at the West Berkshire Community Hospital. The Appeal is now closed. Thank you to everyone in the community who helped us to reach this milestone.

Gold Civic Award to be presented to The Rosemary Appeal

Posted: Feb 19, 2019

As part of the Thatcham Civic Award Scheme 2019, Thatcham Town Council presents up to three Gold Civic Awards to members of the public in recognition of their significant service to the community.

After the recent meeting of the Adjudication Panel, The Rosemary Appeal Team was delighted to receive a Gold Civic Award as recognition of the work undertaken in fundraising and developing the Rosemary Centre.

The reasons for the nomination were:

The Arrival of the new CT Scanner!

Posted: Jan 04, 2018

We are thrilled to announce that the CT scanner is now in place at the new centre at West Berkshire hospital. CT scanning is a fast, painless, non-invasive and highly accurate piece of equipment, and is vital for diagnosing and monitoring illnesses.

We can also report that the scanner has already been successfully tried and tested with a patient just yesterday. There will now be a month of training for staff at the hospital to prepare for when it is fully up in running in February.

Offering Businesses Opportunity to raise Profile in the Local Community

Posted: Sep 19, 2017

Bearing in the mind the significance of the project and the positive impact that it will have on the local community, we would like to offer your business the opportunity to promote your services and brand through a sponsorship arrangement with the Appeal. A sponsorship arrangement is likely to bring a multitude of benefits to your organisation, such as enhanced public relations, clearer corporate identity, greater levels of engagement with staff and charitable donation tax deductions.

Building Begins!

Posted: Aug 17, 2017

It feels like it has been a long time coming but we are thrilled to announce that the building work for the new centre has recently been kicked off at the West Berkshire hospital! This would not be possible without the phenomenal amount of kind donations, fundraising efforts and support we have received from so many people across West Berkshire.

Progress So Far...

Posted: Aug 10, 2017

We are completely overwhelmed by the phenomenal number of people who have willingly contributed to The Rosemary Appeal, either by making an individual contribution or by organising and taking part in a fundraising activity. We can’t begin tell you the impact that all of this will have on the total money raised. Because of your help, cancer patients across West Berkshire will soon experience a much more pleasant and convenient place to receive treatment.   

Fantastic news- £155,000 match funding announced for The Rosemary Appeal!

Posted: May 08, 2017

We are incredibly pleased to announce that, through The Good Exchange, The Rosemary Appeal have more two more funders match funding donations. These include Newbury based charity Peter Baker Foundation and The Englefield Charitable Trust! These two new funders have matched a combined amount of £155,000 for the Rosemary Appeal, which will make a huge difference in terms of reaching the final target!

The Rosemary Appeal Raise £11,000 at the Vineyard with Pam Ayres

Posted: Mar 20, 2017

As you may know, we recently held an auction dinner at the Vineyard hotel in Newbury. The black tie event included a delicious 6 course dinner, with guests including local artist Elizabeth Harwood and poet/presenter Pam Ayres.

We are delighted to say that the charity auction raised £11,000 for the Rosemary Appeal. Thank-you to everyone who attended and helped to ensure the event was such a success; the money raised will certainly help bring us closer to the final target.

Jones Robinson: Corporate Sponsors for the Appeal

Posted: Feb 16, 2017

As you may or may not be aware, esteemed local letting and estate agents Jones Robinson has become the first major corporate sponsor of The Rosemary Appeal. Jones Robinson, whose branches are located in Newbury and Lambourn, will kindly be making financial contributions towards the appeal. The estate agent has also generously offered to actively promote the appeal and to organise and run a number of fundraising events.

The Rosemary Appeal raise over £1,600 at the Corn Exchange!

Posted: Nov 14, 2016

The Rosemary Appeal’s fundraising efforts are well underway, with the ‘Pitch to the Panel’ event at the Corn Exchange, Newbury bringing our latest donation.

Held in conjunction with the Greenham Common Trust, the Pitch to the Panel event gave a host of local charities and community organisations appealing for their share of the £100,000 kindly offered by the Trust.


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