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Bradford City AFC – our claret and amber stars of our City have long supported our NHS. 

Every year the players have visited both the children’s and elderly wards during the run up to Christmas to spread some joy and cheer throughout the wards.  The lift in morale they give to the staff is just as important as to the patients. 

This year, however, Covid has changed what we can do together.  BCAFC staff and the players wanted to show their support to our amazing NHS staff at this time and to let them know that each and every one of the team is thinking about them over the festive period.

CSM Bakery reached out to support our NHS Hospital Heroes Appeal at the beginning of the pandemic to offer their support with weekly donations of sweet bakery treats for our frontline staff.  On delivering to the hospital, their delivery staff got to hear first-hand how their sweet treats were helping to boost our weary workforce.  Even during the summer months when the numbers of hospital admissions decreased, CSM Bakery wanted to continue their support.    

CSM Bakery still continue to donate every Thursday and during the second wave, as more red (Covid) wards have been opened, these treats have been distributed.  CSM Bakery were one of the first companies to further support our NHS Hospital Heroes Appeal with their gift of £500.  This will enable us to support our staff and patients during the winter months where the greatest need is.  Eg furniture and electrical goods for additional wobble rooms to providing additional wellbeing support or additional activity and games items for children in hospital.

The Hell Oar High Water (HOHW) team (James Tordoff and Chris Nicholl) fundraising over £27k for Bradford’s BIG Neonatal Unit Appeal for new parent accommodation.  Our first really big donation to help make this dream become a reality and boosting our total fundraised to £55,000 so far. 

If you’d like to know more about Bradford Big Neonatal appeal, find out more here:

A gift from Eesa’s Aziz Family towards Bradford’s BIG Neonatal Appeal. 

The Aziz family were very recent patients in the neonatal unit and are incredibly thankful for the care and compassionate support they received during their stay and generously donated towards our Appeal for a vision of a new parent accommodation unit to enable families to stay close to their babies.

Cullingworth Villagers have clubbed together to donate £500 towards our NHS Hospitals Heroes Appeal.  Our local community’s support has been unwavering throughout the pandemic by donating to our emergency appeal. 

We’d like to thank the villagers of Cullingworth for this extra special donation.

LOCALIQ are the advertising company partner to the Telegraph & Argus who have supported us with the launch of our Snowflake Campaign. 

In addition to their gift in kind they will also be donating toys for our youngest in-patients this Christmas with a donation of cuddly polar bears.

The Card Factory – nationally the Card Factory have been supporting our friends at the NHS Charities Together and launched the World’s Biggest Thank You card in the summer to show their support to NHS staff and key workers. 

Their additional support in joining us to say our biggest every THANK YOU to NHS this winter is very much appreciated and their donation will boost our NHS Hospitals Heroes Appeal which is continuing to support our staff this winter.