The Chamwell Centre Charity has some wonderful news on fundraising – we have just had confirmation of a further significant capital grant to complete the capital funding for Chamwell – meaning we have reached our target of £5.1million needed to complete the building of the Centre! Needless to say, we are all completely over the moon.

An enormous THANK YOU  to everyone for their support over the past 3 years in helping us to raise funds; foundations, supporters, donors and the Gloucestershire community helping us make The Chamwell Centre become a reality for the pupils of The Milestone School and the wider Gloucestershire community. 

Meanwhile, construction work is progressing well – Speller Metcalfe (contractors) have confirmed they are ahead of schedule, and the building will be watertight by Christmas, which is wonderful news! 

The Chamwell Centre will open for The Milestone School pupils to use from Easter 2020 (when the pool and changing areas will be completed).  The rest of the centre will then continue to be fitted out (soft play, rebound therapy, discovery zone and community café) ready for opening to the public Summer 2020.

Commenting on the wonderful news, Chair of The Chamwell Centre Charity, Dr Marie Owen said:

“To have reached our target of £5.1million to build The Chamwell Centre, ahead of schedule, is a great tribute to the generosity of our donors – local, national and international – bringing this state-of-the-art facility to Gloucestershire.   School pupils with disabilities and older people in the community will be able to benefit from its fully accessible hydrotherapy pool, sports and leisure facilities following its opening in Summer 2020.”

So – now we go on to the enjoyable task of filling Chamwell with good things but we will require more help with fundraising to complete fitout & also to run services within the Centre (the cost of which will be around £400,000 per year) Please contact us if you can help:

Our Annual Report has just been published, which you can see here or printed copies are available on request.

On this very happy note, on behalf of the Trustees of The Chamwell Centre Charity, we wish you all a Very Merry Christmas and Happy 2020.

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