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Cobalt are holding an exciting online Christmas auction from 10am Friday 18 November to Sunday 4 December to raise funds for a Teenage and Young Adults with Cancer Specialist Nurse to cover the three counties of Gloucestershire, Worcestershire and Herefordshire.  Local businesses have generously donated items and experiences including  an overnight stay in a luxury hotel, beauty treatments, days out, dining, art, sporting activities and jewellery – all perfect Christmas gifts.

It’s easy to take part and bid on items. Simply visit  Then click on the lot of interest and carefully read the description and any terms and conditions.  Then simply click a button to place your bid.  You will be notified via a pop-up and email of your bid status.  The auction is hosted for free by Jumblebee who also securely collect payments on the Charity’s behalf.

Julia Jenkins, Head of Fundraising, Cobalt said, “This auction is a fantastic way to get involved and support us. We have been very lucky to have such amazing businesses and individuals who have donated some super lots that will make great gifts in time for Christmas. The auction wouldn’t be possible without the generous support of local businesses and organisations.”

Ross Elvin, Meetings and Events Sales Executive- The Queens Hotel said, “Being a local historic hotel in the heart of Cheltenham, we are delighted to be supporting local cancer charity Cobalt with their online Christmas auction. We have donated a luxury stay with dinner, bed and breakfast for the Cobalt Christmas auction and look forward to welcoming the winning bidder and making their stay a truly memorable experience”.

Sonja Bradley, Goldsmith at Bicks of Montpellier said, “We are a family run jewellery business situated in the heart of Montpellier and are delighted to help Cobalt raise funds for their Teenage and Young Adults Specialist Cancer nurse through the Christmas Auction.”

The auction has been generously supported by Bicks of Montpellier, Brew & Bake Café, James Dyson Foundation Trust, Giffords Circus, The Exmouth Arms Pub, Peter Ball Leckhampton, East Glos Tennis Club, Tewkesbury Park Hotel, Sandford Lido, The Queens Hotel Cheltenham, Intamarque Tewkesbury, WWT Slimbridge Wetlands Centre, Paco Delgado Hairdressers, The Jockey Club, Llewelyn Bowen Interiors, Martin & Co Jewellers, Silver Circle Distillery, The Retreat Wine Bar, D’arcy Gallery, Finishing Touches Beauty, Farrow & Ball of Cheltenham and Asda Cheltenham.

The charity are still accepting items and experiences to be included in the auction.  Simply call the fundraising team on 01242 535922 if you can help.

Cobalt have supported the NHS for over 50 years and see over 115,000 patients a year. The charity funds the Teenage and Young Adults with Cancer Specialist Nurse Megan who covers Gloucestershire, Worcestershire and Herefordshire helping teenagers and adults through their cancer diagnosis to make sure they get the most appropriate and supportive care. Megan also works to improve the rates of early diagnosis within this age range as very often young people get a late cancer diagnosis. 

Charity Calendar 2023 Now on Sale

Local medical charity Cobalt’s 2023 calendar is now on sale.  The charity received many amazing photographs as a result of the photography competition which was kindly supported by local businesses.  The winning images are truly stunning and now feature in a calendar being sold to help fund a Teenage and Young Adults with Cancer Specialist Nurse to ensure that the vital support they provide continues.

The calendars are just £10, including postage and packaging, and will make wonderful Christmas gifts. Calendars can be purchased here or from the charity at Linton House, Thirlestaine Road, Cheltenham, GL53 7AS.



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