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 …

MollyMae’s run to ‘Rays a Smile’

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Young fundraiser MollyMae Windle will join forces with her dad and fitness coach to tackle the Bradford City Run to raise money for the Bradford Hospitals’ Charity Rays a Smile appeal. Eleven-year-old MollyMae, of Clayton, is a big supporter of the appeal, which aims to raise £250,000 to make radiology services more child-friendly in Bradford’s hospitals. She knows first-hand how …

New physio vest brings a smile to young patients

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Poorly children suffering from chronic lung disease can now benefit from a brand new treatment vest paid for by Bradford Hospitals’ Charity. The high-frequency chest wall oscillation vest performs a gentle form of therapy, allowing physiotherapists to treat children with complex health conditions, who would otherwise struggle with hands-on physiotherapy to treat chest infections. According to paediatric physiotherapist Jill Morris, …

Fearless fundraisers to take part in hospital abseil

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Media are invited to attend this year’s Bradford Hospitals’ Charity superhero abseil at Bradford Royal Infirmary. Hospital staff, members of the public and children from St Anthony’s Catholic Primary School, Clayton, will be dressed as superheroes as they abseil down the side of Bradford Royal Infirmary. All participants have their own personal reasons for taking part, such as to raise …

Bradford nurses overcome the elements in charity bike ride of a lifetime

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Two children’s nurses pedalled from London to Paris through extreme heat and rain to raise money for a new scanner. Catherine Grasby and Jennifer Gould took on the challenge of a lifetime for Bradford Hospitals’ Charity – the NHS charity partner of Bradford Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust. They are just a few pounds from reaching £4,000 – money they …

Neonatal team to abseil for superhero parents

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Four fearless women are planning to abseil down the side of Bradford Royal Infirmary to raise money for the hospital’s neonatal appeal. Neonatal Senior Sister Holly Eve, her friend Claire Beaumont, her mum Judy Kaye and Neonatal Sister Carly Miller, are all taking part in Bradford Hospitals’ Charity’s superhero abseil on Saturday 21 September. Holly said the foursome wanted to …