The Stories Behind the Snowflakes – St Anthony’s Primary School

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St Anthony’s Primary School have supported Bradford Hospitals’ Charity for a number of years taking part in our annual abseil and supporting our children in particular.  They will be fundraising this year to help buy toys and games for children in hospital at this time.  This is more important than ever as the activity and games rooms on the wards …

The Stories Behind the Snowflakes – Sparkle for Axl

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Sparkle for Axl – In memory of a special little boy, Axl aged almost three.  We remember him every Christmas.  His legacy is fund specialist toys and games that stay in hospital for children and their siblings to play with whilst they are being treated.   The Walker family are expecting another baby in the New Year and are particularly thankful …

The Stories Behind the Snowflakes – Molly-Mae Windle

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Molly-Mae Windle – Ambassador for our Rays a Smile appeal stepped up during the midst of Covid, working with the charity and the children’s unit devised an emergency wish list for her friends and supporters to buy arts and craft materials.  As a regularly patient herself and knowing the play and activity room couldn’t be used, children and their families …

Charity refurbishes Family Room as part of their Bradford BIG Neonatal Appeal

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A room which aims to create a ‘home-from-home’ environment for the families of special babies at Bradford Royal Infirmary (BRI) has been given a £15,000 makeover, thanks to Bradford Hospitals’ Charity’s Children’s Fund. The recently renovated area at the Neonatal Unit is for parents, families and siblings to use during their stay in hospital. It boasts comfortable sofa seating which …

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 …