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Charity of the Year Vote

3 July 2015

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SWINDON Town have unveiled a shortlist of four charities who could become the club's next Charity of the Year.

Town fans will now have the opportunity to vote for who they think should hold the title next season.

The candidates are as follows:

1.    Brighter Futures – a charity of Swindon Great Western Hospital, going to an extra level of care at the hospital helping patients and their families above what the NHS can provide. Improving hospital environment, support the development of hospital staff and provide new equipment. Currently working on bringing cancer care to those living in Swindon with a new Radiotherapy centre built in Swindon and this would provide a service to the 340,000 people who live within a half hour drive of the hospital. They will be equipping the centre with 2 linear Accelerators, enabling cancer patients to receive radiotherapy locally.

2.    The CALM (Cancer and Leukaemia Movement) Trust – CALM is a parent run support group to help other families in Swindon and the surrounding area that have a child undergoing treatment for a form of cancer or Leukaemia, CALM is a totally run charity with no wages or paid staff. During in 2015/2016 CALM is hoping to replace their current caravan that they have in Weymouth, with a brand  new one. Working in partnership with the Rainbow Trust charity they are also working on improving the support that they can offer bereaved families with specialist bereavement training.

3.    Swindon Therapy Centre for Multiple Sclerosis – To Support people holistically in addition to help treat their symptoms. This extends to those touched by MS and other neurological conditions , they also help children with learning difficulties and neurological conditions and their families through use of the oxygen chamber.  They have recently launched their Moving on Up Appeal to buy the freehold of the building enabling them to expand their services to upstairs which is currently empty, providing a new state of the art gym facility, dedicated exercise studio and further therapy rooms

4.    Headway Swindon and District – Headway is a local charity that helps adults who have survived a brain injury caused by a sudden event such as a traffic accident or stroke. Due to increasing demand of their service the main objective for Headway is within the next year to move to bigger premises in Swindon and furnish it with new equipment and install a life skills kitchen to enable clients to develop cooking skills to use at home.


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