Let’s light up our hospitals to say thank you this Christmas

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Bradford Hospitals’ Charity has launched an ambitious festive fundraising appeal which will see our hospitals lit up with giant snowflakes to say thank you to our NHS staff. Businesses, schools, families and individuals are invited to sponsor a snowflake, which will be displayed on the outside of Bradford Royal Infirmary and St Luke’s Hospital, along with an attached name tag …

Grant awarded to support most vulnerable patients and NHS staff

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Bradford Hospitals’ Charity has been awarded £50,000 by NHS Charities Together to support patients and staff at Bradford Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust who are disproportionately affected by Covid-19. The grant – awarded as part of NHS Charities Together Emergency Covid-19 Appeal funding – will support four projects which benefit Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic (BAME) staff, disabled patients and …

Dad’s skydive to thank NHS heroes

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Daredevil dad Shane Callaghan is preparing to jump out of a plane to say thank you to staff who have cared for his mum the past year. Shane, from Thornton, Bradford, will take part in a skydive in Bridlington on Saturday 29 August for Bradford Hospitals’ Charity – the charitable arm of Bradford Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust. He is …

Alex’s August fundraising challenge

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Little Alex Foxall is getting active to raise money for Bradford Hospitals’ Charity, in memory of his friend Axl. Four-year-old Alex, of Wibsey, Bradford, told his mum Louise he wanted to raise money to buy toys for children in hospital. Because Alex used to go to the same playgroup has Axl Walker, who sadly passed away two years ago, Louise …

Bradford Hospitals’ Charity funds wellbeing spaces for NHS staff on the Covid-19 frontline

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Hospital staff on the frontline in the fight againstCOVID-19 now have wellbeing rooms where they can take a break from the pressures of the pandemic, thanks to generous donations to Bradford Hospitals’ Charity[1]. More than 30 wellbeing rooms – affectionately named ‘wobble rooms’ – and two wellbeing gardens have been introduced across Bradford Teaching Hospitals Foundation Trust, which runs Bradford …

How your donations are making a difference

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As the nation comes together in a country-wide clap of thanks this Sunday 5 July – on the 72nd birthday of the NHS – Bradford Hospitals’ Charity can reveal the invaluable role the public has played in supporting patients and staff. Since launching its emergency NHS Hospital Heroes appeal on 27 March, Bradford Hospitals Charity – the charitable arm of …

Sowing the seeds of hope

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What started as a seed of an idea to raise money for the NHS, has blossomed into an international ‘Sunflowers of Hope’ growing competition – all in aid of our Bradford Hospitals’ Charity. Proud dad Peter Kershaw decided he wanted to support staff at Bradford Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust, where his son Jonny Kershaw is a junior doctor. So …

Take a hike for Bradford Hospitals’ Charity

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Students and disabled walkers from around Bradford are raising money by virtually climbing Ben Nevis in their own homes. ‘Take a Hike’ is a mixed ability walking group, made up of disabled people with a love of walking and University of Bradford students who assist them on their hikes. When their long-awaited Ben Nevis trip was cancelled, they decided to …

Sikh community’s generous donation to help hospital heroes fight Covid-19

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The congregation (sangat) of the Guru Gobind Singh Gurdwara has donated an incredible £40,400 to Bradford Hospitals’ Charity’s Intensive Care Unit (ICU) Fund to help medics in the fight against Covid-19. Bradford Hospitals’ Charity – the charitable arm of Bradford Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust – will use the donation to fund additional equipment for the ICU at Bradford Royal …

Bradford City favourite raffles off prized shirts for charity

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Former Bradford City striker Billy Clarke has raised more than £3,300 for Bradford Hospitals’ Charity by raffling off two much-loved football shirts. Billy, who scored 25 goals in 112 appearances for City in two spells in 2014-2017, and on loan last year, raffled two shirts from the Bantams’ FA Cup 4-2 giant-killing win at Chelsea in 2015. He raised a …