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	 have an operation or physiotherapy treatment using GAT donated equipment

"Hydrotherapy for All" campaign gets Royal support

GAT is delighted to announce that The Prince of Wales's Charitable Foundation (PWCF) has agreed to support our "Hydrotherapy for All" campaign, through their Small Grants Programme.

Pictured receiving the cheque at Highgrove

The Foundation is funded from a percentage of the profits generated by Highgrove Enterprises through the sales of Highgrove branded products and Highgrove garden tours.

PWCF is a grant-making charity that supports a wide range of causes.

Pictured receiving the cheque at Highgrove are (left to right):
Guy Rooker GAT Trustee, Christine Prescott CEO of Highgrove Enterprises, Sally Eyre GAT Chairman and Steve Morton GAT Secretary.

The PWCF grant will go towards GAT's campaign to help the Chamwell Centre become a reality.

For more information about the campaign Click here


"Ham-tastic" auction raises £20,000 for three charities

Old Spot Pigs on TV

The recent auction of painted Gloucester Old Spot pig statues raised £20,000 for three local charities -
The Pied Piper Appeal, Gloucestershire Arthritis Trust and the Gloucester Theatre Company.

Painted by local artists and craftspeople, the 40 splendid pig statues had been on display across Gloucester City and surrounding villages which attracted around 300,000 summer visitors.

Organised by Marketing Gloucester the "Henson Trail" - as it was known - was one of a series of events showcasing the amazing range of creativity to be found in Gloucestershire.

It also gave rise to a (possibly dubious) spate of pig/pork related puns in both the printed and online media. Our own headline is just one example.

On the day of the auction BBC TV's Points West sent a cameraman to capture the build-up to the event, as our picture shows. BBC Radio Gloucester also reported on the auction.

GAT's beautifully painted pig "Orchard Henson" raised £600 towards the grand total and our charity will be getting close to £2,000 once the final paperwork has been completed.




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