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.


Donation to Talbot Butler Ward!

February 2014

The Gary Barton Memorial Trust  is proud to announce it has made a donation of £3725.00 to Talbot Butler Ward. The donation will be used to purchase an AccuVein AV300, a tool that helps locate the veins ahead of inserting a cannula to give chemotherapy.

From our personal experiences with Gary, we know how after several treatments the veins can weaken and become difficult to locate. The Talbot Butler Ward staff have chosen this equipment to aid insertion of cannula's and blood taking. This equipment can help reduce the need for repeated attempts to locate veins which can sometimes distress the patients.

We would like to thank our supporters for your continued support and fundraising which enables the Trust to purchase vital equipment for the two wards we support.

Forthcoming event: Dan Barton-Lewis is taking on the Adidas Silverstone Half Marathon on March 2nd 2014. If you would like to show your support and sponsor Dan please click on the below to make a donation directly to The GB Trust:



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