We need your help now, more than ever before

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Bradford Hospitals’ Charity has launched an urgent appeal for the public to support the city’s hard-working NHS hospital staff through the Covid-19 crisis. The NHS Hospital Heroes Appeal has launched today to raise money for staff across Bradford Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust (BTHFT) and to encourage the public to show their support. Members of the public are asked to …

Doctor running to raise money for high-tech breathing monitor

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A Bradford doctor is planning to run 10K to help fund a device which will better monitor patients with breathing problems. Leanne Cheyne, a respiratory consultant at Bradford Royal Infirmary, is taking part in the Bradford 10K on 15 March 2020. She said: “As a doctor of chest medicine, I am always telling my patients to exercise to keep their …

Morrisons makes a donation to neonatal babies in Bradford

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Morrisons supermarket has donated £1,544 to support newborn babies and their families in Bradford’s Neonatal Unit. The Bradford-based company gave the cash to Bradford Hospitals’ Charity’s Neonatal Fund after a bucket collection at its head office raised £772. The money raised by staff was matched by the Morrisons Foundation – the supermarket’s charitable arm – boosting the total to £1,544. …

Young Sergio says thank you with a donation

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Children at Bradford Royal Infirmary (BRI) will benefit from new toys and games thanks to the generosity of one of its young patients. Five-year-old Sergio Worsley, from Bradford, wanted to say thank you for the brilliant care he has received in the Children and Young People’s Unit at BRI. He presented hospital play specialist, Catherine Piggott, with £700 in cash …

The Broadway, Bradford, Raises more than £10,000 for Bradford Hospitals’ Charity

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The Broadway, Bradford has announced its 2019 fundraising total which will be donated to its charity partner, Bradford Hospitals’ Charity. Through a combination of staff fundraising activities and community contributions via events in the Centre, a total of £10,045 was raised. Money was raised for the Bradford-based NHS charity through a number of initiatives including the hugely successful Giving Tree …

Get set to sparkle for Axl!

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Bradford Hospitals’ Charity is calling on people across our city to don something sparkly and donate money to fund toys and play equipment for young hospital patients. The Sparkle for Axl day will be held on Friday 13 December, in memory of Axl Walker, who was a much-loved patient at Bradford Royal Infirmary and who died last year, three days …

Bradford duo to row the Atlantic Ocean for neonatal babies

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Bradford Hospitals’ Charity is urging people to get behind ‘Team Hell Oar High Water’, as they take on the world’s toughest row next month to raise money for neonatal babies and their families. Chris Nicholl and James Tordoff, both from Bradford, will start their challenge from the Canary Islands on 12 December, rowing more than 3,000 nautical miles to the …

Charity appeal to fund comfy chemo chairs

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Patients can now receive chemotherapy treatment in more comfort, thanks to Bradford Hospitals’ Charity. Two specialist chemotherapy armchairs – worth £3,700 each – have been funded by the charity to ensure patients can receive the gruelling treatment at Bradford Royal Infirmary in the most comfortable environment possible. But Carolyn Butterfield, who manages the Chemotherapy Day Case Unit, is keen to …

New ‘Relax and View’ system puts children at ease in scanner

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Children having an MRI scan at Bradford Royal Infirmary (BRI) are being helped to relax thanks to a new video screen they can watch while they’re in the scanner. The specialist ‘Relax and View’ machine, which plays films and videos while children and young people are having scans, has been donated to BRI’s Radiology department by Bradford Hospitals’ Charity as …

Bradford Hospitals’ Charity scores golden goal thank to Bradford City FC

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Bradford Hospitals’ Charity is delighted to be chosen as one of only a handful of charities to be officially backed by Bradford City FC this season. The charity was selected by a panel at the club after it received a host of applications for its ‘chosen charity’ status. Each of the three charities chosen will be highlighted at a forthcoming …