Because of you

As a charity we support 620,000 patients and their families and 7,600 nurses, doctors, health care assistants, estate workers and support teams. We have been able to support items above and beyond NHS provision, and supported with volunteers who make a real difference on our wards and in our departments.

Because of you we can make the difference together, to patients’ lives both now and in the future.

In 2022 we received £29,000 worth of gifts given to the hospital which supported patients at Easter and Christmas, and with staff wellbeing. We also received £1,529,000 in monetary donations from individual donations, events, collection tins and so much more which have supported the creation of the Children’s Critical Care Room in the Children’s Ward, they supported the purchase of a specialised chair in X-Ray to help patients with x-rays of the head and neck, purchase I-pods and speakers for our Neonatal Care Babies and so much more!

Volunteers gave 1000’s of hours’ worth of volunteering on wards like the care of the elderly, way finding on main reception, blossom volunteers being with patients at end of life, volunteering in our charity hub and on our shop trolley. These people are truly special and make that difference too!

As you can see your donations really do make the difference!

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We received a whopping 3000 gifts for our Give a Gift Appeal, every patient on Christmas Day received one of these gifts.

Some of the amazing feedback we received:

  • “Thank you from myself and the staff on ward 16 for all the gifts which were donated for the patients. I am sure it will go a long way to make their Christmas day a lovely one.”
  • “Hope you and the team have a lovely Christmas and New Year 2024.”
  • “May I thank you all for giving my dad a present on Christmas Day on Elizabeth Ward Bedford hospital. It was lovely to see him tell me about it and also it was a reminder we weren’t alone as a family on Christmas Day. Wishing you all a wonderful year of fundraising and I shall continue to support you.”

Because of you we made the difference to our patients.

Light up a Life raised £2,504.71 for our Neonatal Intensive Care Parents Accommodation and Special Care Baby Unit, Thanks to you we can keep our accommodation free for parents.