January 22nd 2018.

Alex and Cressy went along to the Brighton Argus Community Stars Awards recently - and came home with the award of Joint Charity of the Year for 2017! This was a high profile event locally, hosted by Fred Dinenage of ITV Meridian, and with sponsors including the British Airways i360, American Express, Brighton & Hove Buses, and the Charity award sponsor estate agents Kreston Reeves. We are delighted to be an official 'award-winning charity' just 15 months after launch, and having raised almost £130,000.






Charlotte's BAG In The Press

January 8th 2018.

Following on from Alex' Inspirational Woman of the Year Award back in  October, she and Charlotte's BAG appeared in Good Housekeeping's December issue, and this double page feature appeared in the February 2018 issue of Prima.  Prima is still available to buy now, so if you would like a read head to your nearest news aisle!  The combined readership of both magazines is almost 700,000, so Charlotte's legacy in helping us build awareness of glioblastoma is certainly alive and kicking!



Alex at Women Of The Year Event

December 8th 2017.

Lorraine Inspirational Woman of the Year Award:

Winner, Alex Eades said: “This is for my daughter Charlotte, she fought a long and hard battle and the last six weeks of her life took everything from her. She was paralysed, she lost the ability to walk and to talk. She finally gave in to her tumour on 5th February, she was told she was going to die that night and a subsequent three more times and she went on until 24th February. She was my best friend, this is for her.”




Charlotte on the buses!

November 1st 2017.

Big thanks to Brighton & Hove Buses, which will carry posters about Charlotte's BAG on 92 buses throughout November 2017, reaching over 1.4m
people.  They have given us this space free of charge - thank you to the whole team there.

(click the image to view poster)



Putting glioblastoma firmly on the public radar.

October 18th 2017.

Channel 4, October 26, 10.50pm.

Thank you Tom and team for all your hard work, and the C4 team for being brave enough to share an incredibly difficult story. It will make a difference.
www.charlottesbag.com - beating glioblastoma better and faster.



Dany Cotton and Alex Eades compare their Women of the Year trophies

October 18th 2017.

The first ever female commissioner of the London Fire Brigade Dany Cotton and Alex Eades of Charlotte's BAG compare their Women of the Year trophies in the ITV Lorraine green room yesterday. Dany is a vocal supporter of mental health support for all her firefighters, the people who run towards the stuff the rest of us run away from, and heads a campaign to encourage more women to become firefighters. Go Dany and Alex!




October 17th 2017.

When Cressy told Alex she had nominated her for the 'Inspirational Woman of the Year' 2017 award on the very popular Lorraine morning show on ITV, Alex didn't think too much about it.  Fast forward a couple of weeks to yesterday's Women of the Year lunch at London's Intercontinental Hotel in the presence of HRH The Duchess of Cornwall and 400 of the UK's top women...

Alex spoke very movingly and beautifully about Charlotte and our hopes for Charlotte's BAG, and her appearance the morning after on the Lorraine programme generated an immediate flood of donations, offers to fundraise and new subscribers to the youtube channel.




Alex has been nominated for an ITV Lorraine Inspirational Woman of the Year Award

October 12th 2017.

We are so proud that Alex has been nominated for an ITV Lorraine Inspirational Woman of the Year Award.  The news was announced live on the show on Wednesday Oct 11, a huge surprise which reduced Alex to tears (but she did recover!).  Many thanks to everyone at Cardinal Newman Catholic School where Alex works, who did an amazing job of keeping the secret and getting Alex into the Lecture Theatre bang on time to meet Dr Hilary Jones for the shock of her life!  Voting is now open - you can vote for Alex by calling 03301 236203.

Lines close on October 16 at 10.00am, and Alex will find out whether she's won at the Woman of the Year Lunch in London on the same day.





Spreading The Word

September 4th 2017.

Leading communications consultancy Vuelio interviewed Alex, Miles and Cressy for their website.  You can read the full text here:




New fundraising initiative: Charlotte's BAG one of first charities to take part

July 12th 2017.

We have been lucky enough to be selected by Donate The Change to take part in an exciting new service that allows you to donate your spare change to Charlotte’s BAG every time you pay for something using a Donate The Change contactless payment accessory. These accessories can be used to pay for anything costing £30 and under, wherever you see the contactless payment symbol. You simply link your accessory to an existing UK debit or credit card, and when you pay for something via the device a donation is automatically triggered for Charlotte’s BAG.

We think this new service is going to help make donating even easier but we need your help to make sure it does everything Donate The Change is expecting it to do – for example, putting you in complete control of how much and how often you donate, and making donating easier and more rewarding.

For the launch Charlotte’s BAG has 250 accessories to give away FREE (RRP £20-£30) to really test the service. The devices include bracelets, keyrings and a loop that fits on your watch strap or fitness band. You get to keep the accessory, but in return, we would like you to answer a few short surveys to get your feedback on the experience.

If you’re interested in helping us with this and trying out the latest bit of payment tech at the same time, then please register your interest here at http://donatethechange.org/handraisers/charlottes-bag/ and we’ll give you 24 hours advance notice that they are ready to order. You’ll need to act quickly, there's only 250 available and they'll be allocated on a first come first served basis!

As such a small, new charity we really do feel very fortunate to have been chosen for this opportunity – we are sharing the space with major national charities like the British Heart Foundation and the NSPCC, so we are in good company!

Any questions, do please check out www.donatethechange.org or come back to us via info@charlottesbag.com and we'll do our best to help.



Charlotte's BAG asked to give inspiring talk

June 22nd 2017.

Our chair, Cressy, is delighted to be part of the line-up for this event in Brighton on July 13 - she will be talking about how and why we set up Charlotte's BAG, and the challenges that a small charity faces in a climate where the big charities spend a fortune on marketing and have every resource at their fingertips. She will also be sharing our success to date, the passion that drives us forward, and our commitment to delivering every single penny (no overheads, no salaries, no advertising) we raise to ground-breaking medical research into beating glioblastoma.

Check the link to find out more about the event and the other speakers, and if you're in the area please come along!




Charlotte's BAG Team Meeting!

June 14th 2017.

It's not all work... the last time the team got together we managed to have a nice lunch and a walk on the beach too. We thought you'd like to meet the team "off duty", so left to right in the photo are: Miles, Alex, Cressy and Stergios. We also managed to catch up on how Stergios' research is going - more news on that later in the summer; and discuss what's on the agenda for fundraising ideas.




CV Store has committed its support to CBAG

June 1st 2017.

Many thanks to Lee Tonge from The CV Store who has committed to supporting Charlotte's BAG on a monthly basis. Lee is the founder of The CV Store - an industry leader in CV writing and general careers advice, from graduate/entry level right up to CEO/directors. You can even get a free, no obligation CV critique in four hours! www.thecvstore.net



Charlottes BAG Newsletter May 2017

May 8th 2017.


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Marks & Spencer boost for Charlotte's BAG

April 18th 2017.

Huge thanks to M&S in Shoreham, who have named Charlotte's BAG as their staff charity for the year April 2017-March 2018.  They publicly support Macmillan, breast and prostrate cancer, but behind the scenes they invite staff to nominate a local charity, and this year it's us!  Thanks to Laurence Allen who works at the Holmbush store and who nominated us.



Easyfundraising nets £240.11

April 18th 2017.

The 39 shoppers who've nominated us as their charity of choice have raised £240.11 so far - at absolutely NO cost to themselves.  If you haven't tried easyfundraising and you shop online for virtually anything, please check it out.  There are over 4,000 retailers who give a percentage of what you spend to Charlotte's BAG, and literally anything you want to buy can be found on there!



Look out for Charlotte's BAG in the media

February 25th 2017.

Our planned event for Feb 24 was postponed for planning reasons - watch 
this space in April!

However click the links below to see recent coverage on Juice Brighton and The Argus:



Charlottes BAG February Newsletter

February 7th 2017.

Hello, and welcome to this, our first newsletter from Charlotte’s BAG.  Since we launched the charity on October 26 2016 we have had so much interest and support from so many people, as well as requests to be kept up to date, that we thought we’d try out a simple e-newsletter.  As you will see, there are no pretty pictures or clever tricks, because they all cost money and we put every single penny raised into Charlotte’s BAG.

So, what’s been going on over the last three months?

Click here to download the newsletter and find out



BBC - Beating Brain Cancer?

January 23rd 2017.

Charlotte and family were the focus of a 9 minute piece on BBC TV South East Inside Out, broadcast on Monday January 23rd.  This was a very in-depth look at the realities of glioblastoma, which included interviews with Alex, Miles, Charlotte's consultants Stergios and Chris, and her friend Emily, along with some previously unseen video footage which Miles found on Charlotte's camera just before Christmas. As a result of this and the support package the BBC's Mark Norman and team put together around it, Charlotte's story was the 'most watched' item on the BBC national news homepage on their website for most of Sunday; BBC Radio Sussex interviewed Miles on Monday morning; BBC TV Newsbeat carried it; BBC TV SE news trailed the programme on the 6.30 news, and the Brighton Argus, Charlotte's local paper which is always so supportive, also carried a lovely story on Monday. CRUK's Stand Up to Cancer very kindly shared the BBC Newsbeat on their website and included a link to Charlotte's BAG - at the time of writing, this has clocked up over 750,000 views!  (If only every viewer gave us a £!...)

BBC Inside Out 23/01/17




January 23rd 2017.

Huge thanks to the cast, staff and technicians at Brockhill Park Performing Arts College drama team - their Variety Show last night was  not only highly creative, thought-provoking and downright entertaining, but the lovely audience very kindly donated almost £110 as the Charlotte's BAG team shook buckets at them on their way home.




January 11th 2017.

Charlotte's Comedy Night at The Joker, Brighton, on January 11th was a great success - the place was packed to the rafters with a crowd determined to enjoy themselves.  Our lovely compere Ali, and six comedians including Ben Carter (sample joke:

  “I’m on the market for a friend.  It doesn’t have to be a best mate, just someone who would happily say… Who, Ben?  Oh yeah, I know him”) made sure there were laughs a minute, and best of all the generous crowd raised almost £525 through ticket sales and donations.

Thank you to everyone who came along, and special thanks to Liv Evans and Alex Michals for their organisation, and to Ben Carter who plans to help Charlotte's BAG in future.




December 15th 2016.

Huge thanks to everyone who made a bid for the wonderful art and photos that were so kindly donated to us by artists ranging from their teens to their 70's, from students to Oscar winners. We are so happy to announce that the works on offer raised an amazing £1615 for Charlotte's BAG - all money that will go directly into fundraising for reasearch into glioblastoma.




November 24th 2016.

If you're shopping online you can now donate to Charlotte's BAG at NO cost and NO risk to yourself.  Simply click the link below and follow the instructions - every time you shop online with over 3,000 retailers they will make a donation to Charlotte's BAG based on a percentage of your spend with them. 

More details and to sign up -click below:




November 23rd 2016.

Charlotte's BAG chair Cressy Brooks and daughter Tallulah represented Charlotte, Alex and Miles at this fantastic event at the London Palladium on Tuesday November 22. Celebrating the creativity of youtubers and vloggers in the UK and internationally, Charlotte's video with Marcus Butler for Stand Up to Cancer was nominated in the Campaign Video of the Year category. Although we didn't bring home the award we were delighted that Charlotte was nominated in a category with some very tough competition, and it gave us a chance to put her story and Charlotte's BAG in front of some very influential opinion-formers.

More details about the awards and nominations can be found at:




Awards night is November 22nd 2016.

We are delighted to announce that a video that Charlotte made for Stand Up to Cancer with top vlogger Marcus Butler has been nominated for a BONCAS Award.  The British Online Creator Awards are hosted by Jack Maynard and Connor Maynard, and aim to celebrate the most creative, inspirational and exciting online creators of the year, championing the best of British and international online contributors, and judged by a jury of industry professionals. 

More details about the awards and nominations can be found at:


Charlotte's BAG launched on the 26th October 2016 in Brighton, outside the Royal Pavilion with beautiful  weather on our side.

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Click the following links to see the awarness we have raised with our launch:






































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