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Charity turns a digital face to Gloucestershire as it seeks to bolster its fundraising

Written by: Andrew Merrell | Posted 20 October 2020 6:28

Charity turns a digital face to Gloucestershire as it seeks to bolster its fundraising

Medical charity Cobalt is launching a digital fundraising platform to help replace lost income from community fundraising as a result of the pandemic. 

Supporters can challenge their wits with a monthly quiz to hold with family and friends, choose a favourite walk and step out with sponsorship or try their luck with a raffle. 

Money raised through Get Up Get Going activities will help contribute towards the funding of four specialist research nursing posts supporting breast cancer and dementia research. 

Thenurses work alongside doctors and with patients to identify and recruit suitable and willing participants for local, national and international research trials. 

The posts are not funded by the NHS and medical charity Cobalt needs to raise over £100,000 each year in donations to fund them. 

Kirsty Bradbury, fundraising engagement officer at Cobalt, said “We want to tell as many people as we can about Get Up Get Going and encourage them to take a look and help us fund our research nurses for another year. 

If you use Facebook, Instagram or Twitter please share our Get Up Get Going posts with your friends, followers and family. 

There will be frequent additions to the Get Up Get Going pages so keep an eye on it as there will be new ideas and opportunities every month. 

For every £1 of our total diagnostic and voluntary income Cobalt spends 88p on its charitable work. 

Each year Cobalt provides diagnostic imaging for more than 75,000 patients at Cobalt Imaging Centre in Cheltenham, its ITM Imaging Centre in Birmingham and with our fleet of mobile MRI (Magnetic Resonance Imaging) and CT (Computerised Tomography) scanners that travel throughout the UK. 

As well as cancer, our equipment is able to assist in the detection of illnesses such as dementia, including Alzheimer’s Disease. 

Making a donation will help to fund the charity’s work to support local people across the three counties with cancer, dementia and other conditions. 

If you would like to get involved, donate or get further information, contact the fundraising team on 01242 535922 or visit the website here.