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Theatres Appeal

Sponsor a pod!

One of our aims as a charity is to help make significant improvements to not only the services we are able to offer but also the environments we are able to offer them in. To accompany the new Theatres within the Acute Services Block, we are raising money for four ‘Theatre Pods’ specifically catered to paediatric patients as well as adults with sensory needs.

The ‘Theatre pods’ themselves are designated spaces for both adults and paediatric patients to ‘check in’ and use prior to their surgery and return to after their time in Recovery, ready to be discharged. The sensory pods are designed to be completely ‘child friendly’. We are aiming to make the space feel less clinical and more comfortable so that a child who may be about to undergo surgery does not feel as scared or anxious as they might in a regular clinical setting.

In order to achieve this we are planning to vinyl wrap the walls with colourful, yet soothing images, as well as introducing interactive projectors and specialist lighting. These spaces will make a significant difference to the people who use them to make sure they feel completely safe and comfortable during their surgery experience.

How to ‘sponsor a pod’

The creation of just one sensory pod costs only £4000! Due to its relatively low cost we think that this is the perfect opportunity for you to create a fundraiser with us!

Why not get your school involved in fundraising for your local hospital? This is a brilliant way of bringing your school together and showing the importance of helping others.

Find out more about how to get your school fundraising on our website, or contact

You don’t only have to be part of a school to get involved! There are so many other ways you can get involved and support Bedfordshire Hospitals NHS Charity.

If you’re considering creating a fundraiser with us do not hesitate to get in touch on A member of team will then be able to guide you through the process to ensure you create the best event you can!

Theatres staff practicing operating

To support this appeal, you can:

  • Fundraise for us. Please contact for a fundraising pack
  • Make a donation via our JustGiving page
  • Send a cheque made payable to Bedfordshire Hospitals NHS Charity to the Charity Team, L&D Hospital, Lewsey Road, Luton, LU4 0DZ. Please place Little Feet Appeal on the back of the cheque
  • Make a payment over the phone. Call 01582 718 289 and speak to a member of the team
  • Make a BACS payment. Please email for bank details