Covid survivor’s extraordinary story prompts NHS charity donation

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A grateful patient, who came dangerously close to dying from Covid-19, has thanked medics who saved him by donating to Bradford Hospitals’ Charity. Derek Walsh, a 65-year-old retired painter and decorator from Horton Bank Top, Bradford, was first admitted to Bradford Royal Infirmary in October 2020 with a severe headache and breathing difficulties. While he was initially cared for on …

Aamnah’s charity challenge for Ramadan

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Health researcher Aamnah Rahman is putting her best foot forward to raise money for Bradford Hospitals’ Charity during Ramadan. Aamnah, who is based with the groundbreaking Born in Bradford research team, has pledged to walk at least 20 minutes each day during the holy month of Ramadan, which is no mean feat for her because of her health challenges. She …

Changes to charity staff lottery

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Information for employees of Bradford Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust who are members of the Bradford Hospitals’ Charity 50:50 staff lottery. Changes to our charity staff lottery mean there are now more chances to win big throughout the year. From 1 April this year, there will be four quarterly opportunities to win a big prize (£2,500) rather than the three …

Indian Women’s group raises funds for young hospital patients

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Young patients in Bradford’s hospitals have benefited from toys and specialist play equipment thanks to fantastic fundraising by the Indian Women’s Community UK group. The community group presented a cheque for £2,500 raised for the Bradford Hospitals’ Charity Sparkle for Axl appeal. Members of the group have raised a total of £6,004 in total for Sparkle for Axl over the …

Your donations make a big impact

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Thanks to kind donations and fantastic fundraising, Bradford Hospitals’ Charity was able to spend more than £300,000 supporting NHS patients and staff during 2021. Latest figures show that Bradford Hospitals’ Charity – the official NHS charity partner of Bradford Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust – invested in the following during 2021: Patient welfare                            £147,000 Staff education and welfare       £114,000 Medical equipment                     £27,000 Gifts …

Two thousand thank yous!

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The people of Bradford have shown incredible generosity and kindness this Christmas by donating more than 2,000 gifts to patients in hospital. Bradford Hospitals’ Charity – the official NHS charity partner of Bradford Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust – has funded gifts for children, babies born over Christmas, elderly and long-stay patients thanks to £10,000 raised in its Snowflake Appeal. …

Bradford City supporters will sparkle for Axl

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Bradford Hospitals’ Charity will be out in force with bucket collections raising money for its Sparkle for Axl appeal at Bradford City AFC’s home match on Saturday, 11 December. At the City v Sutton United game, supporters will be asked to hold their mobile phone torches up as the players come onto the pitch to make the stadium ‘sparkle for …

Let’s make our city sparkle for Axl!

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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

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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 …