Sparkling Christmas campaign puts play first

Kelly Thornham News

With just two weeks until Bradford Hospitals’ Charity spreads some sparkle for Axl, the importance of play has been highlighted by our hospital specialists. People across Bradford have been urged to wear something sparkly on Friday 14 December and raise money for Axl’s Toy Fund. Axl’s Toy Fund pays for toys and specialist play equipment for children receiving hospital treatment …

Spread some Sparkle for Axl this Christmas!

Kelly Thornham News

Bradford Hospitals’ Charity is urging people to don something sparkly and donate money to fund toys and specialist play equipment for children in hospital. The ‘Spread some Sparkle for Axl’ campaign is in memory of little Axl Walker, who was a regular patient at Bradford Royal Infirmary (BRI) until he died just three days before his third birthday this year. …

Winter wonderland ball is coming to Bradford

Kelly Thornham News

Tickets are selling fast for the first ever Bradford Neonatal Ball on Saturday 24 November! The winter wonderland themed ball promises to be a sparkling event to celebrate past and present parents and their babies of Bradford’s Neonatal Unit. The glamorous event will also pay tribute to the dedicated staff who have made it the award-winning, world-class service it is …

Bradford councillor running to raise money for Neonatal Unit

Kelly Thornham News

  Councillor Richard Dunbar is fundraising for Bradford Hospitals’ Charity to say thank you to Neonatal Unit staff who provided “exceptional care” to his nephew. Jonah Saul Stevens was born prematurely at 28 weeks earlier this year to Danielle (Richard’s sister) and Mark. Richard, a Labour councillor for Thornton and Allerton, will kick start his fundraising by running the Bradford …

Superhero abseil raises thousands for charity

Kelly Thornham News

More than £4,600 was raised for Bradford Hospitals’ Charity when 50 people took part in a daring abseil down the side of Bradford Royal Infirmary. Friends, family and even patients watched from the zen garden as the daredevils abseiled 50ft from the roof. Hayley Roberts, who works as a Therapy Assistant at Shipley Community Hospital, was determined to complete the …

Superheroes set to take the plunge for Bradford Hospitals’ Charity

Kelly Thornham News

On Saturday 22 September, more than 50 NHS staff and supportive members of the public will take the plunge to abseil 50 ft down the side of Bradford Royal Infirmary. The exciting event will start at 10.30am, from the zen garden in BRI. Participants, who are aged between 10 and 70, are all raising money for Bradford Hospitals’ Charity – …

Boxing legend Frank Bruno meets children at Bradford Royal Infirmary

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Frank Bruno took time out of his busy schedule at Bradford Literature Festival to visit the Children and Young People’s Unit at Bradford Royal Infirmary (BRI). Frank, who is one of Britain’s most recognisable sporting figures, spoke at the festival on Saturday (7 July) about his remarkable career and life. Speaking to BBC Look North presenter and Yorkshire’s own Harry …

Daredevils and superheroes wanted for charity abseil!

Kelly Thornham News

Bradford Hospitals’ Charity is asking people to take the plunge and abseil down Bradford Royal Infirmary’s new hospital wing. The charity abseil, which has a superhero theme, will take place on Saturday 22 September at the hospital in Duckworth Lane, Bradford. Hayley Collis, Head of Fundraising for Bradford Hospitals’ Charity, said: “Every single day our doctors and nurses prove they …

Bradford Hospitals’ Charity celebrates NHS70 with NHS Big 7Tea

Kelly Thornham News

People across Bradford clinked tea cups  to celebrate 70 years of the NHS. The NHS Big7Tea – organised by NHS charities around the UK – has seen people up and down the country come together to toast 70 years of the NHS. Across Bradford people drank tea and ate cake with friends, family and colleagues to mark the occasion and …

ASDA to raise a cuppa and vital funds for Bradford Hospitals’ Charity

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Staff at supermarket giant ASDA will be clinking cups to celebrate our beloved NHS when they hold their NHS Big 7Tea party this Friday, 15 June! The ASDA store in Cemetery Road, Bradford, is planning a series of fundraising events for Bradford Hospitals’ Charity, which works with Bradford Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust to support medical equipment, research and enhancements. …