A Focus on Local Cancer Care

A Focus on Local Cancer care

We are thrilled to announce an exciting new partnership between Babel Cheltenham and Focus, the charitable fund for the Gloucestershire Oncology Centre, raising money to provide extra care, specialist equipment and improvements to facilities for local cancer patients.

Among other amazing projects, Focus is raising money to install Sky Ceilings in specialised treatment rooms at the Gloucestershire Oncology Centre. These are backlit ceiling tiles that enable patients undergoing radiotherapy treatment for cancer to distract themselves and look up through trees to a summer sky. A Sky Ceiling gives the impression of daylight penetrating what is normally a large, white clinical room with no windows or natural light.

To offer our support and help raise money for this worthy cause, we will donate £1 from every Smoked Poke Bowl we sell to Focus. Poke bowls are one of the biggest trends to come onto the culinary scene recently and are loaded with power packing super foods. They are light on calories but full on flavour and good fats like Omega 3. Not only is our Smoked Poke Bowl a tremendously healthy dish but it is also extremely popular. We’re hopeful that by choosing the Smoked Poke Bowl, we’ve put our best foot forward in helping Focus reach their £46,000 fundraising goal which will allow them to install Sky Ceilings in other areas of the Gloucestershire Oncology Centre too.

We always knew that we wanted to get involved in a charity initiative at Babel Cheltenham and have been working towards this since we opened late last year. As fate would have it our MD, Steve Cox, happened to meet two NHS nurses on our opening night who put him in touch with Richard Smith, Head of Fundraising at Focus. It’s a local charity supporting the local community which is something very important to Steve and he felt extremely passionate about getting involved.

We think the work Focus is doing with Sky Ceilings is an incredibly admirable project that provides kindness and compassion to people when they need it most. It’s amazing how such a seemingly simple idea can make a world of difference. Please help us support Focus by ordering a Smoked Poke Bowl on your next visit to Babel Cheltenham.

Click here to find out more about Focus and the other ways that you can get involved.

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