Mistry Family trek 10K to say thank you

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Like many, Anita Mistry was so overwhelmed with gratitude for the doctors and nurses who have cared for her beloved dad in hospital, that she decided to raise money to thank them. What started as an idea resulted in 20 members of the Mistry Family walking 10K across North Yorkshire, raising more than £7,000. Anita, of Clayton Heights, Bradford, said: …

Charity director brings a wealth of experience to Bradford

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Bradford Hospitals’ Charity has kicked off the New Year with a new leader, appointing Sharon Milner as Charity Director. Sharon joins Bradford Hospitals’ Charity (BHC) after heading up the Leeds-based Children’s Heart Surgery Fund (CHSF) for 16 years. As CHSF CEO, Sharon fronted the campaign to save the Leeds Congenital Heart Unit from closure in 2012 and championed the charity’s …

A smarter way to support Bradford’s patients

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Bradford hospital patients in need of spiritual, pastoral, or religious guidance can now use an innovative new app on their smartphone or PC to access help. The app is the first of its kind in the country and has been funded by Bradford Hospitals’ Charity – the official NHS charity of Bradford Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust. It was developed …

A festive ‘thank you’ from Bradford Hospitals’ Charity

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Organisations and businesses from across Bradford and beyond have donated gifts worth £10,000 to children in hospital this Christmas. Bradford Hospitals’ Charity – the official charity of Bradford Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust – co-ordinates an annual ‘toy drop’ for the city’s hospitals to make sure young patients receive a gift from Santa. Donations have ranged from £3,000 worth of …

Bradford Royal Infirmary welcomes Baggins the Bear

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Baggins the Bear has officially arrived on the hospital wards of Bradford! The fictional bear, which was created to help relax and distract young patients having surgery with anaesthesia, was waiting on the beds of children for the first time as they arrived on Ward 12 for their ENT procedures. Bradford Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust is the first in …

Let’s make Bradford City sparkle!

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Bradford Hospitals’ Charity is joining forces with Bradford City AFC again this year to Sparkle for Axl. City supporters will be encouraged to raise their phone torches at half time at the City v Rochdale match on Saturday 17 December to make the stadium sparkle in memory of a special little boy, Axl Walker, and donate. Fundraisers will also be …

Get set to Sparkle for Axl!

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Bradford Hospitals’ Charity is asking people to wear something sparkly on Friday 9 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 …

Bradford Hospitals’ Charity celebrates a successful 2022!

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Thanks to some fantastic fundraising and kind donations, Bradford Hospitals’ Charity has been able to spend more than £320,000 during the past year on enhancing hospital services and patient care. Bradford Hospitals’ Charity – the official NHS charity of Bradford Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust – has invested its funds as follows: Some of the projects proudly funded by Bradford …

Businesses join forces to back Bradford’s NHS hospitals

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Bradford’s brand new 100 Club has launched with a host of business and community leaders pledging to support our city’s wonderful NHS hospitals. The networking club got off to a flying start at Bradford Royal Infirmary, with business people meeting clinicians and senior NHS executives to hear about the inspirational projects funded by Bradford Hospitals’ Charity and how they have …

Do something brilliant for Bradford! Join The 100 Club

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An exciting new venture promises to give local businesses, faith and community groups the chance to join an exclusive networking club while supporting the life-saving work of our NHS hospitals. Bradford Hospitals’ Charity – the official charity of Bradford Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust – will launch its brand new 100 Club at 5.30pm, Wednesday 23 November at Bradford Royal …