Andrew’s hike for the NHS

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A keen walker who has undergone more than 30 surgeries is taking on the hike of a lifetime to thank our NHS. Andrew Heward, 57, of Wibsey, Bradford, will complete the 100km Yorkshire Challenge over two days next month to raise money for the Bradford Hospitals’ Charity renal fund. Andrew has Cystinuria, caused by an inherited gene defect. The condition, …

“Phenomenal” fundraising by grateful patient will help others

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Tongue cancer patient Helen Lynch was so grateful to her surgeon for saving her life, that she has raised more than £30,000 so far to help others on the same journey. Helen’s surgeon, Raad Glore, has hailed her efforts “phenomenal” and said money she has raised so far for Bradford Hospitals’ Charity through her fashion shows has already helped to …

NHS teams ready to race the dragon and raise money

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NHS hospital staff are roaring to go at this year’s Bradford Dragon Boat Festival. Nine teams, made up of colleagues from across Bradford Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust and neighbouring NHS Trusts are raising money for Bradford Hospitals’ Charity. The festival will take place on the weekend of 1-3 July at Robert’s Park, Saltaire, with the charity day on Sunday …

Raise your cuppa to thank our NHS this July

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Bradford Hospitals’ Charity is inviting people across the city to clink cups next month in celebration of our health service’s 74th birthday. The NHS Big Tea involves more than 150 NHS charities across the UK and is co-ordinated by NHS Charities Together. The event – on or around 5 July – is an opportunity to give thanks to our NHS …

Lord Mayor launches his appeal with a visit to Bradford’s Neonatal Unit

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The Lord Mayor of Bradford, Councillor Martin Love, saw first-hand the amazing work which goes on behind the doors of Bradford Royal Infirmary’s award-winning Neonatal Unit. Councillor Love has chosen Bradford’s BIG Neonatal Appeal as his charity for the year. The appeal, which is run by Bradford Hospitals’ Charity – the official NHS charity partner of Bradford Teaching Hospitals NHS …

Walk this way to raise money for our NHS!

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Bradford Hospitals’ Charity is calling on NHS staff and supporters to conquer the Yorkshire Three Peaks this year. Last year, around 40 staff, their families, and grateful patients from across Bradford Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust raised £15,000 for NHS charity funds when they took on the challenge. This year’s event, which will include hiking 24 miles up Pen-y-ghent, Whernside, …

NHS staff ready for cycle ride of their lives

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Two NHS colleagues are gearing up to take on the RIDE Vyking challenge for Bradford Hospitals’ Charity. Samantha Hunter and Scott McDonald, who both work in Estates and Facilities at Bradford Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust, are taking part in the classic 70-mile route through Yorkshire on 5 June. The event will be all the more challenging for the pair …

Cyclists ready to ride the Way of the Roses for NHS charity

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Workmates from a West Yorkshire firm are gearing up to cycle coast to coast to raise money for Bradford Hospitals’ Charity. The intrepid team of 13 cyclists from Owens Corning (a fibreglass manufacturer in Liversedge) are cycling more than 170 miles from Morecambe on the west coast to Bridlington on the east coast on 11 and 12 June. The second …

Shipmates wanted for Team NHS!

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Bradford Hospitals’ Charity is calling for companies across the district to join its intrepid team of paddlers at this year’s Dragon Boat Festival. The official NHS charity partner of Bradford Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust will return to the famous festival on 3 July after a two-year hiatus. Team Bradford Hospitals’ Charity previously enjoyed roaring success in 2019, when it …

Bradford’s eggstraordinary response to hospital Easter Appeal

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Photocall The Easter Bunny will be hopping along to Bradford Royal Infirmary with a delivery of chocolate eggs for the children and young people in hospital. Photographers are welcome. Time: Monday 11 April at 10am Location: Bradford Royal Infirmary, Smith Lane entrance. Bradford businesses and families have donated more than 1,000 Easter eggs so far this year to the children …