Welcome to The Gary Barton Memorial Trust

After an 11 month courageous battle with cancer of unknown primary Gary Barton died on 14 January 2010, aged 45 years.

Gary was known to many for his warm nature and love of football, especially Chelsea Football Club where he was a season ticket holder for many years.

At the start of August 2008, he commenced employment with A.O Smith Water Heaters who sadly were to be his final employers; due to his new career prospects coinciding with the first symptoms of his illness.

Once Gary had been diagnosed with cancer of unknown primary he was admitted to Talbot Butler Ward at Northampton General Hospital for treatment. Gary expressed that irrespective of the outcome of his journey that the staff should be recognised for the care and dedication they had shown to him during his illness.

On Gary's final admission to Talbot Butler Ward he was transferred to Cawthorne Ward at Danetre Hospital, Daventry; whose fantastic facilities enabled many family members to be with Gary during his last few days.

The Gary Barton Memorial Trust has been created to provide and assist in the provision of facilities, support services and equipment for both above wards.


Cheque presentation to Talbot Butler Ward - May 2015

At the beginning of May, Samantha Tank presented a £2000 cheque to Talbot Butler Ward on behalf of the Trust. Samantha held an Elvis Tribute night in support of The GB Trust and chose to donate the funds specifically to Talbot Butler ward due to recent personal experiences. The donation will be used to purchase a new Observation Monitor (as pictured) and new fans for the Ward.

Great work by our supporters and a big thank you to Samantha. 


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