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Our Contributors and Major Donors

Bradbury Foundation

Provided a generous grant towards the Discovery Zone, located in the downstairs atrium, which contains interactive computer systems such as the table top and magic carpet computers for games and creative projects, a rich variety of sensory equipment, a meeting place and venue for sports such as boccia and table cricket.

MariaMarina Foundation

Has been a dedicated supporter of The Chamwell Centre, providing a major capital grant towards the capital building programme. They have given additional generous support for our joint venture with Soundabout to provide an all-ability choir based at Chamwell.

The Pied Piper Appeal

Valued supporters of The Chamwell Centre from the very beginning, lending support and advice. Their donation funded the Pied Piper Adventure Playground and the Pied Piper Soft Play area, both of which are fully accessible to non-ambulant children. Pied Piper subsequently pledged a donation towards Pied Piper Playdays, giving regular short break care to children with complex additional needs.

St James's Place Foundation

Supported Chamwell from its earliest days, giving valuable advice and making a major donation to the capital appeal, funding the entire St James's Place Hydrotherapy Pool complex, along with some of the external facilities. The Foundation made a subsequent donation over two years to provide a paediatric aquatic physiotherapist.

Garfield Weston Foundation

Made a major donation towards the capital cost of the Chamwell Centre, enabling the Charity to commence work on detailed architecture, technical design, engineering plans, and complex construction work which resulted in the state-of-the-art building and unique facilities of The Chamwell Centre.

Gloucestershire Disability Fund

Made a major donation towards the communal areas on the upper floor, providing facilities for people with disability of all ages to meet for a meal in the Cafe, access group activities, clubs, social events including the Soundabout choir and educational events. These areas will also provide work experience and opportunities for supported social interaction.

The Clothworkers' Foundation

Made a major donation towards the capital cost of The Chamwell Centre. This provided invaluable help towards the construction of the beautiful building, housing all of Chamwell’s wonderful facilities and making them accessible to all those who wish to use the Centre, no matter what their level of ability or the challenges they face.

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In the UK today there are 11 million people with a disability. Our research work with disabled people across the lifespan gives us a unique perspective in the charity sector that allows us to provide research-driven advice and management to several different conditions.

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What We are Working On

What We are Working On

The Chamwell Centre supports research aimed at addressing the lack of evidence around interventions that promote health benefits for those with a varying range of disabilities.

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Help us to maintain our facilities

The Chamwell Centre was built entirely by charitable funding and will rely on the generosity of the public, businesses and charitable trusts to continue its work and to ensure that children and adults in Gloucestershire can enjoy its facilities.

How you can help:


Making a single donation or regular giving

Organising a fundraising event

Remembering The Chamwell Centre in your will