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Due to the Pandemic all of our Fundraising events are now postponed. However, we are able to support Virtual events with marketing and promotional materials/electronic donation methods to make sure we continue to support our hospitals through these challenging times.

the big tea

  big tea have a cuppa

We are excited to invite you to join us on Monday 5th July, to mark the NHS 73rd Birthday Big Tea Event. In a year like no other, join us in a national outpouring of love and support for our NHS.

For more informate please click here

Captain tom 100

captain tom 100 image

Captain Tom 100

As we all continue to remember and reflect on the awe inspiring Captain Tom Moore, members of our communities have been very busy indeed marking the #CaptainTom100 event.
                        
One incredibly talented lady in particular set about creating a wonderful tribute, which has been so well received in Walton Wakefield. Lynn Clegg wanted to mark the event last week whilst also raising funds for our Cancer Support Services whom have a special place in Lynn's heart. Following members of the community witnessing this incredible piece, they too joined Lynn in donating (Lynn donated £100 personally to mark the event, closely followed by her neighbours/friends/family).
 
Thank you so much to Lynn for personally crocheting this wonderful tribute to Sir Captain Tom featured on her local Letterbox, and for thinking of such a creative way to mark this event.

5k may

5k may poster

5k May
 
We are extremely excited about the 5k May challenge 
 
The event which many of you will remember gripped the nation last year and inspired 1.5 million people to get active and give back
 
Why not consider getting involved in the trend that we hope will sweep the nation once again, have fun, enjoy the outdoors (or in!)  and support MY Hospitals Charity
 
To sign up and nominate MY Hospitals Charity please follow our link below
 

Frasier 's bike ride

  Fraiser image

We would like to say thank you to Frasier who at 10 years old is riding 100 miles in March, raising money for MY Hospitals Charity  .  
 
This year for lent instead of giving something up, he has decided to give something back. We are so thankful to Frasier and his family for thinking of MY Hospitals Charity .

hug a husky title

hug a husky poster

Hug A Husky

We are super excited to be able to share a project we've been working on for some time now, we can now share that MY Hospitals Charity will be welcoming the TherapyHuskies.co.uk to visit our fantastic Staff at The Mid Yorkshire Hospitals NHS Trust.

Each week we will be releasing dates for Staff to book a private 1/1 session with Thunder the Husky. This will be done on a booking only basis. There will be multiple sessions at each site, therefore please don't worry if you can't make one of the dates or your booking isn't able to be accommodated on first request.

If your booking is successful, please ensure you follow the details in the email, in order to maximise this wonderful opportunity;

To submit a booking request please email stipulating the site preference- midyorks.bookingsmyhc@nhs.net

gate 44 donations

gate 44 joint donation image

Entertainment and comfort resources for our Patients and their families make such a huge difference and we simply could not provide these without the support from our Communities.

Pictured above shows our incredible Gate 44 team who recently received four portable TV’s for our patients and a portable Camp bed to support carers who need to stay on site. This is just one example of an area supporting our Covid-19 patients and where adaptations such as the portable TVs and camp bed were implemented quickly, to support our teams to support our commitment to care.

carer bed donation

carer bed donated

Pictured above is a Carer Bed purchased to support the families of our Complex Needs Patients with help of the monies granted byNHS Charities Together.
 
The positive feedback we have received from this addition has been incredible
Here we share just a few words from our Families and Carers whom really appreciated the offering;
‘The bed made a massive difference. Rather than being in a chair at the side of my sisters bed, I was able to sleep at the side of my sister and the bed was quite comfortable. My sister has a learning disability and would have not managed in hospital without me being there.’
 
‘My daughter has a learning disability and needs help to make her needs known when she is in hospital. Having the camp bed meant I could stay with her and ensure I was able to support the nurses with her care.’

  knitting donations

gale and barbara image with donations

Gale and Barbara live next door to each other, very close to one our Hospitals. They continue every single day to keep up their routines busily knitting away and donating out not only to our Trust but considering other areas also that may benefit through these challenging times

body shop donation

body shop handover

It was our privilege and pleasure to meet the lovely kind hearted Rachel Morley today who with help from her customers has kindly donated 140 The Body Shop face masks in addition to Hemp hand creams to share with our Acute Respiratory Care Unit Team.

Our Director of Nursing David Melia and Deputy Director of Nursing Dawn Parkes, graciously received the donation on behalf of our Teams. David extends his thanks below; 
 
"We are so grateful to receive such incredibly kind donations from our Communities. It really does make a huge difference to enable us to continue to support our Nursing teams and colleagues through these unprecedented times. This will mean a great deal to our Acute Respiratory Care Unit Team, thank you to all that donated to support this wonderful donation."

our 2020 recap

2020 recap

On behalf of all at MY Hospitals Charity, we’d like to wish everyone a Happy, Healthy and prosperous New Year. 

We know 2020 has presented so many challenges for everyone, but in spite of that we’ve seen our communities unite, supporting and caring for one another like never before. Combatting #loneliness and encouraging people to #talkmore and #CheckOnYourNeighbours. Whilst #Covid19 has brought so many challenges it definitely has shown many positives within our communities reaching out and showing pure acts of kindness.

Above is a snapshot of everything the Charity are so proud of for 2020, which simply would not have been possible without our supporters rallying to help. 

Here’s to a Healthy, bright and safe 2021. 

pinderfields mural

because you mural post

We are extremely excited and proud to team up with The Surface Design Studio, to create a legacy mural, in the theme of a Rainbow.

The opportunity to feature as part of this legacy paying thanks to everyone for all their gestures, efforts, and compassion over recent months, is now upon us. The Mural will consist of images sponsored and submitted by our Communities, for more information about how to sponsor or gift a tile please follow the link below- Every single tile sold will generate a donation to MY Hospitals Charity, so be part of a permanent lasting legacy whilst supporting your local MY Hospitals Charity.

www.thesurfacedesignstudio.com/product/myhospitalscharityvisualite light boxes

visulite light boxes image

We are so proud to be able to share the completed enhancements made in our ultrasound room at Pinderfields Hospital. 

Our Patient Service Manager for radiology and ultrasound Matthew Smith shares his thoughts and feeling on behalf of the team below:

‘We had a vision to create a space that would promote a calming environment for Paediatric and patients with dementia. It was hoped that these light boxes would provide distraction and a focus for patients whilst having an Ultrasound examination.
The idea of the Visualite Ceiling light boxes has been work in progress for a number of months and we are excited to see the beautiful environment that we together with the Mid Yorkshire Hospitals Charity (MY Hospitals Charity) have created.
Staff have reported that the images and blue hue provides an instant calming effect not only on patients but also staff.
The Visualite ceiling light boxes are on a separate dimmer switch to the room dimmer switch, this enables the room ambience to be tailored to the individual reporting needs of the Sonographers and Consultant Radiologists utilising the room.
Thank you for the support of Mid Yorkshire Hospitals Charity (MY Hospitals Charity) in enabling this piece of work.’

Enhancements like these are simply not possible without the continued support from each of our donors, thanks to each and every one of you for your continued support. 

spinning yarns

Knitted Bear

A huge thank you to the continued support from Spinning Yarns throughout the last few months, they have made some wonderful items and all monies raised has been donated back to our Charity. They've generated over £1500 in total so far, our heartfelt thanks to all that have supported them to reach this incredible amount. Below features just a portion of the great items they've made throughout recent months.

tour de cul de sac

tour de cul de sac rider photo

Sean Sparke's fundraising cycling 'Tour de Cul de Sac 'event has been a fantastic success, smashing his initial target and raising £3,200.
Members of the Cardiac Rehab team took it in turns to cheer him on throughout the 3 days and the atmosphere in his cul-de-sac was amazing amongst all his friends, family and neighbours.
As a team they all feel very privileged to have been a part of Sean's recovery journey and are so very appreciative of Sean's amazing efforts.
The aim of Cardiac Rehab is to support patients to return to doing what they were doing and enjoying before their Cardiac event.
Sean is a shining example of what can be achieved with excellent healthcare and support, all colleagues that have been involved in his care should be very proud of the great feedback

hemsworth dragons kits

Hemsworth Dragons kitsA huge thank you to all that have been involved in the Hemsworth Dragons ARLFC Page creation and sales of the incredible shirts, we are so grateful.

Thanks so much, Stay Safe 

 

Thank You for 2019

We would firstly to thank everyone involved in our events over the past year; Friday 5th July saw our Big Tea event for the NHS' 71st Birthday,  Saturday 6th July saw the first time we entered the Wakefield Rotary Club Dragon Boat Race, and Sunday 8th September saw 18 runners take part in the Great North Run on behalf of our charity.

Staff, businesses & members of the local community are central to us as a Charity achieving our goal of improving patient care in Mid Yorkshire Hospitals; none of this could have been done without your support.

New Year 2020

Our 2019 Recapped

As 2019 comes to a close we'd like to take a look back at what has been such an incredible year for our charity! We've seen more events, support and engagement than ever and thanks to this we've been able to support our hospitals in enhancing the care and experience of patients.

Thank you to everyone who has supported us this year, we truly look forward to see what's next for our charity, and we expect 2020 to be even bigger! 

Christmas 2019 Totals

Christmas events 2019

We are so proud to announce that monies raised from all of our Christmas events totalled £1,025.26! Thank you so much to everyone who got involved or donated, we really appreciate everything you do to help our hospitals do more. This will go such a long way to enhancing the care and experience of our patients.

Halloween 2019

Halloween 2019

On Wednesday 30 October from 1pm to 4pm, the MY Hospitals Charity team will be in the Pinderfields main atrium to discuss with the public the ways that they can contribute and help our hospitals do more. Pop along for a chat and to share in the Halloween spirit!

The final performance dates are the 11th and 18th of December, around 1pm.

Reminiscence Therapy Unit Donation

Reminiscence Unit Donation

We are so grateful to be in the position to share our A&E Department has had a My Improvement Network Reminiscence Interactive Therapy Activities 'RITA' Unit donated to calm and relax patients living with Dementia whilst being treated in our Emergency Department.

Anita Ruckledge (Lead Dementia Care Nurse), Kirsty Jowett (Fundraising Manager), Sister Amy Johnson and Sister Cara Fleming (pictured left-to-right) were thrilled to receive the unit; Anita added "This will be so valuable in providing comfort and therapy to our patients with cognitive impairments"

Thank you so much to My Improvement Network for kindly offering to donate this unit to our Emergency Department. MY Hospitals Charity and the ED team are so incredibly grateful; on behalf of our Patients, Families and Carers - thank you!

You can find out more about the units donated at: https://myimprovementnetwork.com/

Great north run 2019

gnr collage

The Great North Run 2019 was clearly bigger than the last year for MY Hospitals Charity; 18 runners took part and completed the 13.1 mile challenge on behalf of our charity, collectively raising over £7000 for our hospitals in Wakefield, Dewsbury & Pontefract! We are so thankful for the commitment these runners have shown in preparing for the run, and for their  fundraising efforts.

rotary dragon boat race

rotary dragon boat race

MY Hospitals Charity had three staff teams, Medicine, ABC Team & ‘Surgery Pirates’ , for the Rotary  Dragon Boat Race on 6th July, all of whom competed to demonstrate their athletic prowess with the goal of raising as much money for MY Hospitals Charity as possible so we can help our hospitals do more.

It came down to a photo finish, but the winners of the 2019 Dragon Boat race between our 3 teams were the Division of Medicine team!

Above all of this our teams managed to collectively raise an incredible sum totalling over £3500 for MY Hospitals Charity. Thank you to everyone involved!

NHS 71st birthday big tea event

NHS Big Tea

We are proud to share totals raised so far from our Big Tea event last Friday 5th July stands at £741.21. This is a fantastic 'gift' to the NHS in recognition for it's 71st Birthday on the same date.
A massive thanks to everybody that supported during and throughout we are so incredibly grateful. What an amazing amount to raise for the benefit of our patients. 
On behalf of our staff, patients and families thank you!