Get set to sparkle, Bradford!


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 Sparkle for Axl appeal 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. Axl suffered from a rare blood disorder which meant he needed monthly blood transfusions and two bone marrow transplants.

Bradford Hospitals’ Charity, which is running the Christmas campaign, is urging people to spread some sparkle for Axl by holding a sparkly day on Friday 10 December. For the day, you can wear something sparkly or trim up your office or school with sparkly decorations, while donating to the appeal. The appeal is raising money for Axl’s Toy Fund. Axl’s Toy Fund pays for play equipment, distraction toys and activities for young patients throughout the year.

This is a wonderful opportunity for the people of Bradford to come together and back a truly heart-warming campaign this Christmas, which will benefit our children and teenagers throughout the year. You could wear a sparkly jumper, sparkly socks, or even sparkly earrings. It’s all about having fun and raising as much money as possible!

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