Ashley Charitable Trust

OUR PROJECTS

The Ashley Charitable Trust has spent more than 25 years leading and supporting a variety of projects in collaboration with a wide number of partners, including NHS Trusts, UK-wide charities and Research Centres.


We have provided Clinical Research grants, partnered Charities and NHS Trusts to provide patient & family information and made significant donations to improve patient facilities, create recreational spaces and educational facilities

Introduction to radiotherapy

Patient Information Films

The Ashley Charitable Trust is delighted to support Oxford University Foundation Hospital Trust in the production of a series of films covering treatment for patients. Find out more >

Ashley Day Surgery Unit staff

Ashley Day Surgery Unit

While the remit of the Jane Ashley Unit has evolved over the years in line with patient needs, it remains a major presence on the Churchill site. Originally for breast cancer patients, advances in treatment and surgery have resulted in a reduction of inpatients, meaning the unit now encompasses gynaecological and colorectal patients too. Find out more >

Mummy's Lump Book & Free Download

Mummy's Lump Book & PDF Download

Following the support of Gillian Forrest's Research 'Breast Cancer in the Family: Children's Research', the Ashley Charitable Trust partnered with Breast Cancer Care, providing a meaningful donation, to produce and distribute "Mummy's Lump". Originally published in May 2008, it has since been updated and reprinted with over 50,000 copies distributed to hospitals, oncology centres and GPs. The Ashley Charitable Trust has continued to fund reprints. Find out more >

OCCTOPUS Robot Registry

OCCTOPUS Robotic Registry

OCCTOPUS aims to create an international Robotic Registry to determine whether robotic-assisted colorectal surgery will improve patient outcomes and reduce complications. The project will generate high quality data and world class research which will be the springboard to future work to ultimately help surgeons and patients select the most appropriate surgical technique for them, to achieve the best possible outcomes. Find out more >

Jane Ashley Garden

Jane Ashley Garden

"I go to nature to be soothed and healed, and to have my senses put in order." The Jane Ashley Garden is a haven for quiet and relaxation and a place to meet privately with families throughout treatment. Find out more >

Jane Ashley Lecture Theatre

Jane Ashley Lecture Theatre

The Ashley Charitable Trust was pleased to have funded the new facility for the School of Health Care at Oxford Brookes University – a provider of professional health care education since the 1920s. Find out more >

Francis Crick Institute

Francis Crick Institute

The Ashley Charitable Trust were delighted to partner Cancer Research UK in gifting a meaningful donation towards The Francis Crick Institute. Find out more >

Breast Cancer in the Family: Children's Research

Breast Cancer in the Family: Children's Research

The Trust provided funding to study and explore the accounts of mothers with breast cancer and their children to identify awareness, understanding, reactions and questions. Find out more >

Breast Cancer in the Family: Father's Research

Breast Cancer in the Family: Father's Research

This is a qualitative interview study of fathers and their role and communication with their children following the diagnosis of maternal breast cancer. Find out more >

Royal College of Surgeons of England

Royal College of Surgeons of England

The Ashley Charitable Trust has been a generous supporter of the charitable activities of The Royal College of Surgeons of England, supporting the College's National Breast Disease Programme for over six years. Find out more >