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Did you know that local medical charity Cobalt is celebrating 60 years of providing support and innovation to the people of Gloucestershire, Herefordshire and Worcestershire?

The charity, established by Dr Fred Hanna in 1964 was originally set up to enable people to receive their radiotherapy for cancer locally. Since then Cobalt has continued to grow and is now at the heart of delivering cutting edge imaging technology to people across the region and the UK. Recent projects include a partnership with the NHS supporting the new diagnostic centre at Gloucester Quays by providing a bespoke imaging centre with MRI (Magnetic Resonance Imaging) and CT (Computerised Tomography) scanning,  in addition to funding nurses for breast cancer research and support to teenagers and young people with cancer.

You may have seen our Cobalt cards in your local GP or shop? Our Cobalt cards have been made by volunteers for over 40 years and last year raised over £32,000 for the charity. This is only possible because our supporters donate cards for us to upcycle. Funds help us to provide the latest diagnostic equipment and help fund research and specialist nurses.

If you would like to get involved with our upcycle card project you can

–          Offer to volunteer to make cards

–          Donate greetings cards and stamps please bring them to Linton House, Thirlestaine Road, Cheltenham, GL53 7AS or call 01242 535922 for more information.

–          Help us distribute them or sale them for us in your shop/business.

We are also holding events through the summer to celebrate our anniversary and to raise money for the work we do from Open Gardens on 23 June or our Gala Party on 5th July. Visit our website to find out more at www.cobalthealth.co.uk/support-us/.