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.
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.
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Captain Tom 100
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- firstname.lastname@example.org
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.
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
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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
A 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
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.
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!
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.
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.
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/
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.
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!
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!