Pennine Breast Service goes pink for charity

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Our Pennine Breast Service at St Luke’s turned pink for Bradford Hospitals’ Charity recently in aid of Breast Cancer Awareness Month. The team have traditionally held fundraising events for more than a decade now, but this year’s efforts were curtailed due to the pandemic. Janette Watmough, Assistant Practitioner at Pennine Breast Screening, based in the Horton Wing, said: “We were …

Revamped Radiology unit relaunched on World Radiography Day

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BRADFORD Teaching Hospitals launched key improvements to its Radiology department on World Radiography Day, following a highly successful appeal from Bradford Hospitals’ Charity (BHC). Three years ago, Consultant Paediatric Radiologist Dr LeeAnne Elliott, Radiology colleagues and BHC launched the Rays a Smile appeal to transform the Trust’s Radiology department into warm and relaxing spaces for children and young people. Three …

Let’s light up our hospitals to say thank you this Christmas

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Bradford Hospitals’ Charity has launched an ambitious festive fundraising appeal which will see our hospitals lit up with giant snowflakes to say thank you to our NHS staff. Businesses, schools, families and individuals are invited to sponsor a snowflake, which will be displayed on the outside of Bradford Royal Infirmary and St Luke’s Hospital, along with an attached name tag …

Grant awarded to support most vulnerable patients and NHS staff

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Bradford Hospitals’ Charity has been awarded £50,000 by NHS Charities Together to support patients and staff at Bradford Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust who are disproportionately affected by Covid-19. The grant – awarded as part of NHS Charities Together Emergency Covid-19 Appeal funding – will support four projects which benefit Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic (BAME) staff, disabled patients and …

Dad’s skydive to thank NHS heroes

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Daredevil dad Shane Callaghan is preparing to jump out of a plane to say thank you to staff who have cared for his mum the past year. Shane, from Thornton, Bradford, will take part in a skydive in Bridlington on Saturday 29 August for Bradford Hospitals’ Charity – the charitable arm of Bradford Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust. He is …

Alex’s August fundraising challenge

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Little Alex Foxall is getting active to raise money for Bradford Hospitals’ Charity, in memory of his friend Axl. Four-year-old Alex, of Wibsey, Bradford, told his mum Louise he wanted to raise money to buy toys for children in hospital. Because Alex used to go to the same playgroup has Axl Walker, who sadly passed away two years ago, Louise …

Bradford Hospitals’ Charity funds wellbeing spaces for NHS staff on the Covid-19 frontline

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Hospital staff on the frontline in the fight againstCOVID-19 now have wellbeing rooms where they can take a break from the pressures of the pandemic, thanks to generous donations to Bradford Hospitals’ Charity[1]. More than 30 wellbeing rooms – affectionately named ‘wobble rooms’ – and two wellbeing gardens have been introduced across Bradford Teaching Hospitals Foundation Trust, which runs Bradford …

How your donations are making a difference

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As the nation comes together in a country-wide clap of thanks this Sunday 5 July – on the 72nd birthday of the NHS – Bradford Hospitals’ Charity can reveal the invaluable role the public has played in supporting patients and staff. Since launching its emergency NHS Hospital Heroes appeal on 27 March, Bradford Hospitals Charity – the charitable arm of …

Sowing the seeds of hope

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What started as a seed of an idea to raise money for the NHS, has blossomed into an international ‘Sunflowers of Hope’ growing competition – all in aid of our Bradford Hospitals’ Charity. Proud dad Peter Kershaw decided he wanted to support staff at Bradford Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust, where his son Jonny Kershaw is a junior doctor. So …