Bradford celebrates NHS birthday in style!

Kelly Thornham News

Staff across Bradford Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust (BTHFT) raised a cuppa to the NHS to celebrate its 71st birthday.

Wards and departments held NHS Big Tea parties to mark the occasion, raising money for Bradford Hospitals’ Charity.

The NHS Big Tea was a national campaign led by NHS Charities Together – the umbrella organisation which represents NHS charities in the UK. Bradford Hospitals’ Charity was one of 130 member NHS charities to take part in the campaign.

It was launched by celebrity NHS doctor, Dr Ranj Singh last month, and by Bradford Teaching Hospitals Chief Nurse, Karen Dawber, and Head of Fundraising Hayley Collis in Bradford.

Hayley, head of fundraising for Bradford Hospitals’ Charity, said: “Thank to all our staff for taking part in the NHS Big Tea and celebrating our wonderful NHS. While it’s fantastic to pay tribute to our NHS, it’s also a brilliant opportunity for us to raise money to provide the very best for Bradford patients. We’ll see you again next year for the 72nd birthday of the NHS!”

Ellie Orton, CEO of NHS Charities Together, said: “NHS charities give £1 million every day to support the NHS, playing an important role in funding major redevelopments, research and medical equipment.

“As well as mobilising volunteers and brightening wards and waiting areas with beautiful art, they also help to build links between our hospitals and our communities – giving everyone the chance to give back to the NHS.”

To find out more about Bradford Hospitals’ Charity and how you can support your local hospitals, visit www.bradfordhospitalscharity.org. Alternatively, contact Hayley Collis or Elaine Drake on 01274 274809 or email charity@bthft.nhs.ukE