Let’s make our city sparkle for Axl!

Kelly Thornham News

Bradford Hospitals’ Charity is asking people to wear something sparkly on Friday 10 December and help raise money to fund toys and specialist play equipment for young patients. The annual Sparkle for Axl Day – held in memory of little Axl Walker – sees NHS staff and members of the public donning something sparkly for one day and making a …

Say thank you to our NHS by sponsoring a snowflake

Kelly Thornham News

Only a few days remain for businesses and individuals across Bradford to show their support for our NHS by sponsoring a snowflake. Bradford Hospitals’ Charity – the official NHS charity partner of Bradford Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust – is running its Snowflake Appeal again this year to raise money to buy gifts for children and long-stay patients in hospital …

Light up our hospitals to say thank you

Kelly Thornham News

Bradford’s hospital buildings will twinkle again this festive season as people from across the district show their support for our NHS by sponsoring a snowflake light. Bradford Hospitals’ Charity – the official NHS charity partner of Bradford Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust – has launched its Snowflake Appeal to raise money to make the festive season extra special for patients …

Children’s physiotherapist running to raise money for neonatal babies

Kelly Thornham News

Children’s physiotherapist Ceri Carless is running the Manchester Half Marathon to raise money to fund specialist cushions for babies in Bradford’s Neonatal Unit. Ceri, who works in the Child Development Team at Bradford Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust, is hoping to fund Zaky Hands. These are weighted, hand-shaped cushions which parents can use when they are not holding their baby. …

Grateful patient to brave heights for Bradford Hospitals’ Charity

Kelly Thornham News

Rebecca Binns is taking the plunge in a charity abseil to say thank you to the “amazing” hospital teams in Bradford who have looked after her. The 44-year-old from Wibsey will abseil down the 19-storey Hyatt Regency Hotel in Manchester on 14 October to raise money for Bradford Hospitals’ Charity – the official NHS charity partner of Bradford Teaching Hospitals …

NHS staff and supporters join forces for Three Peaks fundraising challenge

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NHS hospital heroes and supporters teamed up to trek the Yorkshire Three Peaks to raise money for Bradford Hospitals’ Charity. More than 40 people, including staff from Bradford Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust, and members of the public, took time out to take on the gruelling challenge together in the beautiful Yorkshire Dales for their local NHS charity. So far, …

Sam ready to run the London Marathon for Bradford Hospitals’ Charity

Kelly Thornham News

Mum of two, Sam O’Sullivan, is all set to run the Virgin Money London Marathon this Sunday (3 October), to say thank you to our NHS staff. Sam is administrator and receptionist at Rance Booth Smith Architects. The Saltaire company chose Bradford Hospitals’ Charity as its Charity of the Year for 2021. Sam said: “We always try to support charities …

Little fighter Lucas inspires dad to take on Great North Run

Kelly Thornham News

Baby Lucas – born 16 weeks early and weighing just 1lb 6oz – has inspired his dad to run the Great North Run to raise money for the neonatal unit where he is being cared for. Allan Simpson and his partner Laura Mount were shocked to discover Laura was pregnant at 22 weeks. Just weeks later, Laura went into early …

Neonatal doctor to tackle world’s toughest mountain race for charity

Kelly Thornham News

Consultant Sam Wallis is preparing to take on the world’s toughest mountain race to raise money for families whose babies are being cared for in Bradford’s Neonatal Unit. Sam, a neonatologist at the Neonatal Unit, is taking part in the Dragon’s Back Race from 6 to 11 September to raise money for the BIG Neonatal Appeal. The appeal is being …