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 …

Brave Kian to abseil down Bradford Royal Infirmary

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Young daredevil Kian Pely is planning to take part in Bradford Hospitals’ Charity’s superhero abseil to raise money for its Rays a Smile appeal. Eleven-year-old Kian, from Bradford, was inspired to take part after watching the charity’s fundraising film, which features young charity star MollyMae Windle, also 11. MollyMae has been supporting the appeal because, due to her cystic fibrosis, …

The sky’s the limit for hospital charity fundraisers

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NHS staff and supporters jumped out of a plane above Bridlington to raise almost £8,000 for Bradford Hospitals’ Charity. The 11 people – made up of Bradford Teaching Hospitals staff, former patients and local businesses – took part in the charity skydive. The group were raising money for a range of appeals, including: Rays a Smile Appeal, which is raising …

Skydivers hoping hospital charity funds will soar

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A brave group of NHS staff and supporters are set to take to the skies over Bridlington this weekend for Bradford Hospitals’ Charity. The 11 people will jump out of a plane to raise money for a range of appeals and projects across Bradford Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust (BTHFT). ∙Laura Jones, lead cancer manager at BTHFT, is jumping to …

Students walk their way to fundraising success

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Bradford Hospitals’ Charity has received a major boost to its Rays a Smile appeal thanks to fundraising students from Bingley Grammar School. Year seven students walked 5K to raise an incredible £9,000 for the charity appeal, which aims to make radiology facilities in Bradford more child-friendly. The money is expected to cover the entire cost of creating a revamped children’s …

Bradford celebrates NHS birthday in style!

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Staff across Bradford Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust (BTHFT) raised a cuppa to the NHS to celebrate its 71st birthday. Wards and departments held NHS Big Tea parties to mark the occasion, raising money for Bradford Hospitals’ Charity. The NHS Big Tea was a national campaign led by NHS Charities Together – the umbrella organisation which represents NHS charities in …

Bradford youngsters challenged to brave hospital abseil for charity

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Bradford Hospitals’ Charity is calling on the city’s young daredevils to sign up to its superhero abseil to celebrate our NHS. On Saturday 21 September, staff and members of the public will be abseiling 50ft down the side of Bradford Royal Infirmary dressed as superheroes in tribute to the hardworking NHS staff. The daredevils are raising money for Bradford Hospitals’ …