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In memory of Sir Michael Bonallack OBE

Gold Geese is very saddened to hear of the passing of Sir Michael Bonallack OBE. Our thoughts are with his family and friends at this sad time, and we join them in celebrating Sir Michael’s remarkable life. If you would like to donate in memory of Sir Michael, please use his JustGiving page here. Sir […]

Go Gold 2023!

Gold shop window for Go Gold For September

Have you noticed our little patch of Essex is looking very yellow and gold at the moment? September is childhood cancer awareness month and every year we raise awareness of childhood cancer signs and symptoms by turning our glorious towns GOLD. We’re incredibly lucky to have the support of our local community. Businesses and shops create […]

Nuclear Races mud run raises over £4200 for Gold Geese!

Nuclear races mud run

Fifty-three intrepid fundraisers took part in our 2k Nuclear Races event in Brentwood this weekend, raising over £4200 for Gold Geese! These superstars swung on ropes across muddy ponds, climbed through tunnels, jumped across giant lily pad pontoons and scaled rope ladders, ending with a steep ‘Death Slide’ into a pool of muddy water. All […]

Henry’s 6th birthday wish to boost blood donations

Henry Turner

Henry has received 19 blood transfusions during cancer treatment One of our gorgeous Gold boys created a special ‘What’s in Our Blood?’ explainer video, released on his 6th birthday, to encourage more people to give blood and to raise awareness of Gold Geese. Henry Turner was diagnosed with acute lymphoblastic leukaemia in April 2020, shortly […]

Essex friends’ half marathon fundraiser for Gold Geese

Skye square

Team Skye For the Win! A group of thirteen friends from Rayleigh and Leigh are taking on the challenge of the Chelmsford Half Marathon next month to fundraise for Gold Geese. ‘Team Skye’ is named after Skye Harris, the 11-year-old daughter of one of runners, who is currently fighting Acute Lymphoblastic Leukaemia. We’ve supported Skye and her family since her diagnosis in December 2021. Their friends are training hard for the race and hope […]

Ruth’s hair-shaving fundraiser raises £2000 for Gold Geese

Ruth Sage headshave for Gold Geese

A huge thank you to Ruth Sage from Billericay who had all her hair shaved off this month to fundraise for Gold Geese! And what’s more, Ruth’s hair is being donated to the charity Little Princess Trust, so it can be used in real hair wigs for children and young people who have lost their […]

Where did your donations go in 2022?

Thumbs up in a Gold Geese T-shirt

Where your donations went in 2022 Happy New Year everyone! Wishing you all happiness and health in 2023. Because of you, in 2022 we supported every Southend family affected by childhood cancer and we’re helping a growing number of families from Basildon. Times are tough and 2022 was a busy, sometimes difficult year and we […]

Gold Geese Grotto 2022!

Cool Father Christmas in sunglasses and some elves

Magical Christmas Party for our Gold Families Christmas can be a particularly tough time for families affected by childhood cancer, whether they’re newly diagnosed, going through treatment, or have lost a child too soon. Each year we arrange a Christmas get-together for families we support. This year the event took place at café Hatch in […]

Giving Tuesday!

Police and firefighters supporting charity Gold Geese

Today is GivingTuesday, an annual global campaign that celebrates and inspires generosity in all forms, and we’re proud to be a partner charity. Whether it’s making someone smile, helping out a neighbour or giving your time, energy or a bit of spare cash – every act of generosity counts and everyone has something to give. […]

Ryan’s Show

Ryan Tolley

Ryan’s Show is an annual fundraiser event organised by friends of Ryan Tolley who died of leukaemia aged just 22. Now in its 10th year, the West End themed musical show honours Ryan’s memory while raising vital funds for Gold Geese. Ryan’s friend, Theatre Director Michelle Barrington, explains: “Ryan began a small fundraising project from […]