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Bradford Hospitals Charity is a registered charity, number 1061753. Each year we receive generous donations and legacies from members of the public which are used to enhance the patient experience over and above the core services or facilities that are funded by the Government.

To make a quick simple donation, text:

BHCF22 £5 (or the amount you'd like to donate) to 70070

The Trust is committed to improving the services and quality of care for patients and carers in Bradford and the surrounding areas. The charity plays a vital role in raising funds for the Trust to help to ensure the best quality of care is provided by funding aspects such as:

  • Life-saving and up to date equipment
  • Patient and carer support
  • Additional staff and staff training and development
  • Research and development
  • Improving and enhancing the Hospital environment

With thanks to our supporters, Bradford Hospitals Charity is able to make a real difference to the care that people receive when they visit our hospitals. We will always support the wishes of our donors' to ensure their donations are spent according to their choice, whether this is to go to a specific appeal, department or ward. However, we do also encourage donations to be made to the overall hospital fund so we can support the areas which need it the most.

The Bradford Hospitals Charity supports the work of:

  • Bradford Royal Infirmary
  • St Luke's Hospital
  • Eccleshill Community Hospital
  • Shipley Community Hospital
  • Westwood Park Community Hospital
  • Westbourne Green Community Hospital

Examples of how your donations have been spent:

  • Four mechanical chest compression devices, at a cost of £25,820
  • Video urodynamics equipment to offer an enhanced urodynamic service to patients, at a cost of £26,045
  • £37,608 was spent on staff training
  • Distraction toys for Children's areas
  • WIFI for patient use
  • A portable ultrasound unit, at a cost of £19,500. Having a portable ultrasound will enable the rheumatologists to perform the ultrasound, provide results and start treatment all in one appointment for the patient, thus improving patient experience.

For more information about our fundraising work, events and appeals or to find out how to support your local hospital, please contact our Charity Fundraiser on charity@bthft.nhs.uk or 01274 364809.

Making a donation

In person

Please ask a member of staff on the ward you are visiting for a donation envelope and if you prefer, you can choose which ward or department you would like your donation to be allocated to by indicating on the envelope. You can return your donation envelope to our Cashier's office based at BRI or St Luke's or a senior member of staff on the ward.

By post

Please print off this Gift Aid form and include it along with your cheque payable to "Bradford Hospitals Charity and post to: Finance Department, Bradford Royal Infirmary, Duckworth Lane, Bradford BD9 6RJ.


Make a donation using your debit or credit card. If you are a UK tax payer, please include Gift Aid which will allow us to recover an additional 25% from the Government at no extra cost to you.

Our JustGiving profile.

By text

BHCF22 £5 (or the amount you'd like to donate) to 70070.

Employee Payroll Giving

Payroll Giving is a means for employees to donate to any UK registered charity directly from their Gross Pay “ so before tax is taken. This gives an immediate tax relief of up to 45% depending what rate of tax an employee pays. In order to operate the scheme, your employer needs to contract with a recognised Payroll Giving Agency such as Charities Trust. You can download our Payroll Giving form and present it to your HR advisor at your place of work.


If you are interesting in organising your own fundraising event for the hospital, please complete and send back this Fundraising Agreement Form. Here are our top 60 Fundraising Ideas to help you get started and remember to spread the good news about your fundraising for your chosen ward or department at the Hospital. To collect donations, please request a Sponsorship Form and where possible, remember to ask your friends and family to include their address and Gift Aid signature. If you would like our help to promote your fundraising event, please fill in the Have I Got News for You form and send it back to us.

Charity of the Year

If you are a local group or business, and would like to nominate an appeal or a Hospital Trust Fund as your Charity of the Year, please complete this Partnership Enquiry and return it to the address on the form.

Leaving a Legacy

When you are making your will, your first concern will naturally be for your own family and friends. However, if you would consider remembering Bradford Hospitals Charity we would be extremely grateful. Our Leaving a Legacy Guidance outlines the three different types of gift you can make to our charitable work.

Challenge Events

Ever dreamt of trekking to the top of Kilimanjaro or even to Everest Base Camp in Nepal to help others? Or does the thought of challenging yourself to cycle from London to Paris or trek the Inca Trail in Peru spur you on? If the answer is yes to any of these questions then we can make your dreams come true!

Bradford Hospitals Charity is working with Global Adventure Challenges who have been organising worldwide charity challenge events since the year 2000 to offer these amazing experiences. Over the years, Global Adventure Challenges have taken tens of thousands of people on exciting challenges all over the world, helping them realise their dreams and fulfil lifetime ambitions.

Global Adventure Challenges have a real passion for adventure travel, combined with extensive fundraising event experience. They believe from the moment you enquire, you will have embarked on a journey that will change your life... forever.

Please click
here to take you to the Global Adventure Challenges website which lists all of their up and coming open events that you or your team can take part in. Just do NOT forget to choose the 'Bradford Hospitals Charity' to support during your amazing adventure. We can provide you with all the materials and support you will need during your fundraising such as providing t-shirts and sponsor forms. Please contact the charity for more information.

Our Partnership Charities

These are independent charities who work closely with us who, like us, help to make things better for our patients.

  • The Friends of BRI
  • The Friends of St Luke's

London to Paris Bike Ride

Charity Event

In aid of Bradford Hospitals Children's Charity


22- 26 June 2016

Click here to REGISTER NOW!

4 days, 300 miles, 2 capital cities¦. 1 awesome ride!

Annual Report