Making the difference for patients and carers
Christmas is fast approaching and for many Bedfordians, their Christmas celebrations start with the annual Bedford Christmas Tree Festival, held at St Paul’s Church in the centre of town. Now in its 23rd year, St Paul’s will be sparkling with over 70 Christmas trees decorated to the theme of Kings & Queens by schools, charities, volunteer groups and local businesses.
Over the 5 days of the festival, Wednesday 6th to Sunday 10th December there will be 43 school and community choirs entertaining our visitors. The festival is open from 10am – 5.00pm Wednesday to Saturday and midday to 4.00pm Sunday. Admission is only £3 and children under 16 are free…READ MORE
Bedford Hospital Charity & Friends has an exciting new Appeal that will significantly improve the facilities available within our Accident & Emergency department at Bedford Hospital.
In addition to the £3.1M NHS Covid 19 funding to upgrade A&E we have been invited to enhance this provision by creating a brand new much needed dedicated Paediatric A&E department and providing a dedicated state-of-the-art CT scanner to be situated in the A&E department for shared use by both emergency and general hospital patients.DONATE
The Primrose Cars Service provides free transport to take patients for radiotherapy treatment from their homes to Addenbrookes Hospital in Cambridge. Every two to three years the Charity needs to raise funds to buy new, replacement cars in order to continue this valuable service for the people of BedfordDONATE
A brief history
The Friends of Bedford Hospital were formed at the inception of the NHS in 1946 and have joined forces with the Bedford Hospitals Charity so that there is now a single charity with a common aim. The Bedford Hospitals Charity was formed in 1988 with the specific purpose of refurbishing the old Nurses Home and has continued with a series of major projects including the £2.35million Primrose Appeal for a purpose-built Oncology Unit. To date the combined charities have raised well over £11 million for the Hospital.
On Friday 25th March 2022 we will be hosting a dinner event at Bedford Blues Rugby Club at which our speakers will be Charlie Ross and Charles Hanson who will entertain us with tales and reminiscences of their remarkable lives in the fascinating world of antiques.Read more
This year we are very grateful to Bedford & County Golf Club for hosting our much anticipated Annual Charity Golf Day on Thursday 7th July at Green Lane, Clapham; raising money for our “£1m for Bedford A&E Appeal”.
The event will commence in the early afternoon with a shotgun start and followed by a post-golf celebratory dinner when many exciting prizes will be presented.Read more
We are looking for runners who would like to support Bedford Hospital Charity & Friends by taking part in the next London Marathon on the 4th October 2022. We still have spaces.
For the last 20 years, BHC&F have been allocated three much cherished Golden Charity Bonds permitting 15 runners to represent the charity and raise much needed funds for the hospital, be that for the BHC&F main charity appeal or the Primrose Cancer Clinic.Read more