As we approach the festive season, we are all undoubtedly reflecting on what an unprecedented year 2020 has been. You will have heard about our emergency NHS Hospital Heroes Appeal we launched earlier this year, where we shared the tremendous impact the coronavirus pandemic was having on both our NHS patients and staff. It’s thanks to generous supporters like you that we have been able to make it through the crisis so far.
The appeal has raised over £360,000 which in turn has enabled us to care for both our NHS staff and patients.
Those two small words “thank you” have taken on a whole new meaning and without the help and kindness from people just like you, we simply wouldn’t be able to support our incredible NHS staff and patients at this time in the ways that we have. I want to say a sincere and heartfelt thank you.
We are incredibly proud of our NHS staff at this time, especially now as we are in a second wave of the pandemic and entering the long winter months. We want to continue with our additional help in the months ahead, and we hope you will be able to support our winter appeal. You can donate here https://www.justgiving.com/campaign/BTHFTCovid-19
If you have any more questions about our work, please contact us on 01274 274809 or at firstname.lastname@example.org
We still need your help now, more than ever before
As our hard-working staff face unprecedented pressures and challenges in the weeks ahead, Bradford Hospitals’ Charity has launched a large-scale fundraising effort to support our NHS hospital heroes.
Our staff will continue to treat and care for patients in their time of need and, as a charity, we pledge to care for them.
While we are all looking after our own families, our NHS staff are leaving their own families at home to care for others on the front line.
We can’t thank them enough for this sacrifice.
We know you like to say thank you through donations, so please donate if you can, via the link above.
All donations will be used to fund items which help our staff continue to work. From food and drink, to care packs, your donations will be spent wisely to support our NHS heroes.
Please share our JustGiving page far and wide!
UPDATE FOR DONORS:
We would like to thank you all for your generous donations of food, drink and toiletries over the past two months. We have taken delivery of thousands of items, which have been distributed to staff across Bradford Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust. Your kind donations have helped enormously and really lifted our spirits during some very difficult times.
However, we are planning for the months ahead and working to establish how we, as a charity, and our Trust can meet the needs of our staff in the most efficient and timely way possible. So can we politely request that, if you would like to continue your support, you make a cash donation instead of donating items.
This will allow us to manage stock levels of the most needed and most effective items, and it will mean our staff can concentrate their efforts on distributing them to the areas across the Trust which are required the most.
Again, a heartfelt thank you for your unwavering support throughout this crisis. Our staff will continue to provide the highest quality of care and treatment, which the people of this wonderful city deserve.
Donations can be made at www.JustGiving.com/campaign/BTHFTCovid-19 .
Please ensure you leave a message of support, so we can pass it on to our staff.
Our Intensive Care Unit and Covid wards are asking knitters to create matching hearts to provide comfort to very poorly patients and their families through very difficult times.
Please send your hearts in a sealed plastic bag (such as a freezer bag) with the date on to our ICU at: BRI Knitted Hearts Appeal, Bradford Royal Infirmary, Duckworth Lane, Bradford, BD9 6RJ.
Thank you to the following businesses for offering discounts and benefits to NHS staff
Lilly’s Ironing Service, Bradford – 50% off wash, dry and iron
CarTech UK Bradford Free full car check for all NHS workers, including, computer diagnotiscs, full scan of electronics, bulb check, wiper check, windscreen chip check, battery test, oil check, coolant check and washer water check.
NI Gas & Plumbing Services Limited 20% off Repairs for NHS Staff, includes natural gas boiler & plumbing repairs for domestic properties withing West Yorkshire – Show NHS ID Badge.
Shipley Taxis – 01274 595959 50% off all taxi rides to and from any BTHFT hospital, show NHS badge to qualify
Up-to-date information from Money Saving Expert Martin Lewis https://www.moneysavingexpert.com/deals/deals-hunter/2020/03/nhs-discounts-and-freebies/
Clap for Carers
To get everyone to clap for everyone that works in the front line; doctors, nurses; GPs; Pharmacist and EVERYONE related at the front line. Every Thursday at 8pm!
There is a need for volunteers and if you would like to help out your local hospital please follow the link below