Bradford Hospitals’ Charity is very proud to have the support of the Lord Mayor of Bradord for 2022-23.

Councillor Martin Love's Lord Mayor's Appeal will raise money for our charity's BIG Neonatal Appeal.

The neonatal appeal aims to raise £3 million to create extra accommodation for mums and dads to stay close to their babies.

Bradford's Neonatal Unit cares for up to 500 premature and sick babies each year. Around one baby in 10 requires admission to the unit, which takes babies from all over the Yorkshire and Humber region.

Staff provide intensive care treatments to babies born as early as 23 weeks.

Plans for the refurbishment and expansion of the current unit promise to transform the experience of neonatal care for thousands of families across the region. Alongside superb clinical care, they can expect to find comfort, support and space for reflection in a facility which includes:

  • An additional five, en-suite bedrooms, making it possible for more families to stay closer to their babies and reduce the potential for further anxiety
  • Refurbished living and kitchen spaces, where parents can prepare food, eat, and entertain their new baby’s brothers and sisters more easily
  • A tranquil garden sanctuary where siblings can play and family members can find a quiet corner to talk, process what can sometimes be difficult news and consider how best to move forwards
  • A dedicated indoor play area with toys, games and a selection of books to help distract and calm siblings who may be feeling worried or unsettled.

These internal enhancements, together with the proposed five-bedroom accommodation extension, are anticipated to cost around £3 million.

This represents one of the biggest fundraising challenges for our charity in recent years.

Visit our BIG Neonatal Appeal page here.

If you would like to support our appeal in any way, please call our charity office on 01274 274809.

Please donate at

Visit the official Lord Mayor's Appeal page here.

The Christmas Stars Evening gives you a chance to pay tribute to a special person in your life and also help support the Lord Mayor’s Appeal.
You can nominate the person of your choice as a Christmas Star and have a special star bearing their name hung on the City Hall Christmas tree.
To purchase your star, please complete a £5 coupon from The Telegraph & Argus,
or alternatively go on to the website and print off your own.
Please make cheques payable to “The Lord Mayor’s Appeal”, and send to: Christmas Stars, Lord Mayor’s Appeal, Room 215, City Hall, Bradford, BD1 1HY.
Card and cash payments are also acceptable.
Please call 01274 434965/work mobile: 07970 828 597
(Monday 9am - 4:30pm, Tuesday 9am - 5:30pm & Wednesday 9am - 2pm).
You will be invited to join the Lord Mayor (Cllr Martin Love) in the Banqueting Hall at City Hall, Bradford on Wednesday 7 December 2022 at an appointed time, from 5pm, for a festive evening and seasonal refreshments, with entertainment from the Fairfax Singers. You will, of course, see your star hung on the City Hall Christmas tree.
The closing date for applications is Monday 5 December 2022.

Many thanks to sponsors Telegraph & Argus, Claremon, and The Co-operative Food. 

Donate here!
Lord Mayor's Appeal 2022/23 Calendar of Events

26 October 2022: October Dining Club

Bangkok Thai, 18 East Parade, Little Germany, Bradford, BD1 5EE

£17.50 pp. Bookings via or 01274 434965/07970 828597.

7 December 2022: Christmas Star Appeal

Banqueting Hall, City Hall

£5 per star.

Info via or T: 07970 828597.

16 December 2022: Christmas Lunch

Banqueting Hall, City Hall

£26 pp. Includes 3-course dinner, tea/coffee and mints.

Info via or T: 07970 828597

8 March 2023: International Women's Day event

Midland Hotel

Green theme! To promote recycling.

£20 pp. Includes a selection of sandwiches and cream buns and glass of Prosecco.

April 2023: Opera Night

Banqueting Hall, City Hall

Ticket price tbc

Lord Mayor and Lady Mayoress visit Bradford Neonatal Unit (photos: Cecilia Costello Photography)