News & events

Cavendish Christmas Draw

The Cavendish Christmas Draw Captain Hook’s Hampers was drawn last night by Captain Hook himself Nigel Planer. ALL WINNERS HAVE BEEN NOTIFIED so if you’ve not heard we are really sorry but you didn’t win. We have rasied just over £4000.00 so many thanks to everyone who bought a 50p ticket.

The first prize hamper worth £300 has set our winner up for Christmas and they were overwhelmed and delighted. Many thanks to Sheffield Theatres who arranged for Nigel to pick the winning tickets keeping our strong links between the panto and our draw.

A Song for Cavendish

Emma WIndle of Irwin Mictchell solicitors was victorious in their most talent competition, her prize was to record her winning single. All proceeds come to us so please support this release

To download the single…

Text TRACK EMMA to 80818.  This will get you a download link, which you can use to download the song.  Texts cost £1.


JOGLER Presentation Evening

We were delighted to receive £1700 from the efforts of the 2010 JOGLER (John O’Groats to Lands End Relay). Along with the other benefitting charities Cavendish Cancer Care received a cheque from the Lord Mayor of Rotherham.  

A team of 16 plus support crew complet a non-stop road run from one end of the country to the other in just under 5 days. They raised over £8000 split between charities nominated by those that took part.

Local Students Donate £1000

A donation of £1000 to the Cavendish Cancer Care  on behalf of the Platform Festival was received on 22nd September.

The festival, which was held in April 2010, was a performing arts festival organised by students of Sheffield University Theatre Company which aimed to encourage students to produce exciting new writing and styles of performance. The festival included established plays, productions of Wilde’s The Importance of Being Earnest, Brecht’s Fear and Misery in the Third Reich, and John Godber’s Teechers, alongside dance and physical theatre pieces, musicals, and new writing.
Prior to the festival, money had been raised by acquiring sponsors, holding fundraising events, and receiving a generous grant from the University of Sheffield Alumni Foundation. This funding allowed us to publicise the festival, hire venues, and provide technical support for each show. Over the course of the weekend, we generated over £1000 in ticket sales, and the festival proved a tremendous success. Hopefully in the coming years, the festival will grow and involve more people and groups from outside the university.



A running relay from one end of Britain to the other has raised vital funds for Cavendish Cancer Care.

Twelve runners from South Yorkshire set themselves a target of six days to complete the grueling challenge from John O’Groats to Lands Ends – and did it – with a day and a half to spare!

The JOGLER 2010 (John O Groats to Lands End Relay) was raising funds for the Cavendish and four other charities. The team ran through the night in all kinds of weather – each runner completing an eight mile section of the relay before handing on the baton to the next member of the team. The team pictured at the finish post at Lands End each took up the baton each 10 hours.

Ladies Lunch June 2010

Who would have thought chinwagging in the countryside could raise money for charity?

It was a little more involved than just coffee and conversation but the surroundings of the Maynard Arms in Grindleford, Hope Valley provided the backdrop for the latest Cavendish Centre Ladies Lunch on Thursday 17th June. Over £1600 was raised for the charity at the informal gathering in one of Derbyshire’s most well respected hotels in the heart of the Peak District.

Iron Man Triathlon

Iron Man – France 2010

Richard Neulaender will be doing the Iron Man 2010 in Nice France on Sunday 27th June.

Richard will be completing a 3.8km swin, 180km bike ride and then a 42km run and is hoping to raise at least £20,000 to be split between Cavendish Cancer Care and Dreamflight.

if you would like to sponsor Richard on his amzing race please do so at:

Irwin Mitchell Keep on running for us

A team from Irwin Mitchell took to the Sheffield Half Marathon course on our behalf raising much needed funds. From Left to Right with their finishing times.

Andrew Lawrence – 2h 35mins
Daniel Senter – 1h 50mins
Andrew Smith – 2h 33mins
Kate Senter – 2h 30mins
Edward England – 1h 43mins
Carly Scott – 2h 35mins
Kevin Guthrie – 2h 02mins
Amy Tudor – 2h 38mins
In addition to this team David Turner ran the Cavendish London Marathon in a great time of 4h 13mins.

Great Pancake Race

The inaugural Cavendish Cancer Care Pancake Race 2010 took place at Coghlans Cookery School on Shrove Tuesday 16th February at noon.

Contestants from local companies ran in relay formation to the perimeter of The Gilder Group premises, all to raise money for Cavendish Cancer Care, raising over £600 for the centre.

Team Gilders led the way after the first leg with Chrissy Broughton getting a flier, Simon Lilley hot on her heals (head Chef of Coghlans) and TSG also getting off at reasonable pace.