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Disco Bingo!

Sing, Dance & Dab the night away 🎤🕺🖋 Disco Bingo is coming to Warrington Fri 3rd May 😃 Have you got your tickets yet?

We’re looking forward to delivering this event in aid of one of the Warrington based children’s charity we’re proud Patron of – The Shannon Bradshaw Trust –

GROUP BOOKINGS of 10 or more benefit with £10 a Ticket (saving £1.25) PLUS reserved seating 😀To discuss your GROUP BOOKING e-mail

To book 9tkts and under @ £11.25 each (unreserved seating), click on the TICKETS tab at the top of this page.

LIKE, SHARE & get your mates together for this FUNdraising night out!

Charity Race Night

Race Night & Disco will be held at Tetley Walkers Club Long Lane Warrington on Friday 26th April 7.00pm

Late bar & Raffle

Entrance by program £5.00

Your Master of ceremonies is Mr Graham Brinksman

Ambers Appeal
Ambers Appeal

     A massive thankyou to the Shannon Bradshaw Trust and Jeff Hartley Trinity Facilities for there very kind and generous donation of £2000 to help with the costs of living in Germany and the Uk . The family extremely grateful.


Read more about Amber:

Raising £200,000 to Amber’s Appeal – Fund raising money for alternative treatments in Europe and outside the EU to fight this disease.

Climbing Snowdon raising funds
Climbing Snowdon raising funds

The Shannon Bradshaw Trust. teamed up to climb mount Snowdon in September 2018 to raise funds to help poorly children in the Warrington Area…. it was a gruelling climb but well rewarding.

We finished the weekend with a fantastic auction at the black horse in Sankey… and raised over £2000.


#Match4Marley calls on community to join the Anthony Nolan register

On 11thOctober 2018, Shannon Bradshaw community centre in Penketh will hold an event to help find a life saving match for Marley Nicholls, by registering potential stem cell donors on the Anthony Nolan register.

Marley (right) with his brother George

Marley (right) with his brother George

Marley Nicholls, from Newport, was diagnosed with aplastic anaemia, a rare blood disorder affecting the bone marrow. His family have been told that his best chance of survival is a stem cell transplant from a matching stranger. Founder of the Trust, Patti Bradshaw whose daughter Shannon passed away in 2002 from the same condition, is working with the family to find a match for Marley.

After it was revealed that Marley’s younger brother George, 4, wasn’t a suitable match, blood cancer charity Anthony Nolan sprang into action, and is now actively searching for a matching donor.

Marley’s family, who have been told that he has no matches on the UK or global stem cell registers, have launched a desperate appeal, called ‘Marrow for Marley’, for people to sign up as potential stem cell donors – with over 10,000 people signing up so far.

Marley’s mum, Shaney Truman, who describes him as ‘a kind soul and would do anything for anyone’, said ‘When Marley was diagnosed it felt like a grenade had been dropped on our family.’

‘We’re trying to remain hopeful. It’s a race against time now – there’s got to be someone out there who can be a match for Marley.’

Karen Archer, Regional Development Manager for Wales, said: ‘We are doing everything we can to support Marley and his family in their search for a lifesaving stem cell donor. Every day, five people, like Marley, will start their search for a matching stranger who might save their life.

‘Every single person who signs up has the potential to help save someone like Marley, and it’s incredible that over 10,000 people have already signed up to the Anthony Nolan register since his appeal was launched. However, we urgently need more people to sign up to help people, like Marley, who are in desperate need of a lifesaving stem cell transplant.’

Anthony Nolan recruits people aged 16-30 to the stem cell register as younger people are more likely to be chosen to donate. It also costs £40 to recruit each potential donor to the register, so Anthony Nolan relies on financial support.

To find about more about joining the Anthony Nolan register, or to find out more about the different ways you can support, visit

Marie Hall running for Shannons Trust
Marie Hall running for Shannons Trust

I chose to run for you guys after Dani and Henry Seddon posting on Facebook for fundraising ideas. I took a look at the website and was moved by your story and the work that you guys do.

I like to challenge myself and if I can help local charities at the same time it makes it even more worthwhile in my view. The larger charities have less issues with funding so I prefer to help smaller local ones who perhaps do not have this luxury.

I hope the money I have raised, although not a vast amount compared to some, will help make a difference and contribute to your good work.

Marie x

Kind-hearted strangers give Kirsty’s garden a make-over
Kind-hearted strangers give Kirsty’s garden a make-over

THE community has once again rallied together to show support for Kirsty Mcdonald and her young family.

In a bid to make life easier for her two daughters, The Shannon Bradshaw Trust enlisted the help of volunteers to transform the Mcdonald garden.

Kirsty, from Orford, is facing her third cervical cancer diagnosis despite just being 26.

Over the past 18 months Kirsty has been juggling raising her two children, paying her bills and undergoing gruelling cancer treatment.

Kirsty’s mum Janette contacted The Shannon Bradshaw Trust, based in Penketh, to see if they could help by donating a trampoline that would be suitable for six-year-old Eva who has a severe disability.

When Patti Bradshaw, from the charity, visited the garden, she thought it would be nice to go above and beyond and give the garden a complete makeover for the children.

Jeff Hartley, from Trinity Facilities, asked how he could help and extended the garden wall for the family for free.

After Jeff rendered the wall and Johnstones Decorating donated paint and brushes, Patti appealed on Facebook to find an artist.

This is when Jason Morley offered his skills and said he had been touched by Kirsty’s story and would like to help the family.

The talented artist has transformed the outdoor space for Ava and Ella into a colourful oasis where the two can enjoy playing with their mum.

The gofundme appeal has raised more than £36,000 for Kirsty and her family, you can donate here



Shannon Bradshaw Trust helps Callum Foy on his treatment journey
Shannon Bradshaw Trust helps Callum Foy on his treatment journey

THE Shannon Bradshaw Trust presented Callum Foy with a £2,000 cheque to help the family’s fundraising efforts.

Last Thursday, Callum and his family visited the centre in Penketh not knowing about the donation.

The money will help fund the 10-year-old’s trip to Germany in September where he will receive proton beam therapy to treat his cancer.

Comedian Charlie Hale took Callum back to his house afterwards where he gifted him a signed Leroy Sane Manchester City shirt.

As reported previously in the Warrington Guardian, Orford youngster Callum is facing the fight of his life with cancer.

Cheshire Masons aid Shannon Bradshaw Trust
Cheshire Masons aid Shannon Bradshaw Trust

Following the Installation of David Petley as Worshipfull Master for the second Year running Domville Lodge No.4647  donated £250 to The Shannon Bradshaw Trust.  

Domville Lodge meets at the Spread Eagle Hotel Lymm  on the second Friday of each Month excluding March, June, July and August.

David  together with John Taylor the Lodge Charity Steward visited the Community Centre, Meeting Lane, Penketh to present Patti Bradshaw the Honorary President of the Shannon Bradshaw Trust Charity with a Cheque, Patti said ” I thank the Members of the Lodge from the bottom of our hearts for this valuable cheque”


Caption: L->R  John Taylor, David Petley, Patti Bradshaw and Ann

The Charity helps Children up to the age of 17 with life-threatening conditions and their families and can be contacted through Registered Charity No. 1113368

This years Annual Ball is on the 14th July 2018

The Shannon Bradshaw Trust Presents a Night of

“Rock N Roll”

Tickets are £45pp or a table of 10 for £400

Arrive for 6.45pm to a Champagne/Bucks fizz drinks reception

Seated by 7.30pm followed by a 3 course meal then Tea/Coffee

Also there will be entertainment 2x 45 minutes shows followed by a disco also there will be a raffle with some lovely prizes

Fancy dress optional

Contact us for tickets