Category: Charity and donations

Staff support Elf Day for patients with dementia

Posted on 12/11/19 by AireAdmin No Comments

Staff at Airedale Hospital have taken part in raising awareness for Alzheimer’s and Dementia by unleashing their inner elf.   Elf Day, which took place on 6 December, raises money for people affected by dementia by spreading some festive cheer. Staff on the pre assessment unit on ward 22 held a cake sale and raffle, with […]

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Money raised for Friends of Airedale through local Co-op stores

Posted on 12/10/19 by AireAdmin No Comments

Local Co-op stores and customers have been raising money for the Friends of Airedale hospital charity through their Local Community Fund. Money is raised by Co-op members where 1% of what they spend on selected Co-op branded products and services goes to support local causes through the Local Community Fund. Members can choose a local cause for their […]

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Family donate vital equipment in memory of Jim Tattersall

Posted on 12/04/19 by AireAdmin No Comments

The family of well-known and much-loved man from Brierfield have donated vital equipment in his memory.  Jim Tattersall died in tragic circumstances last year whilst celebrating his wedding anniversary in Wales and his family wanted to create a legacy in his memory, at Airedale Hospital, where he had been a patient.  Mr Tattersall had told […]

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Castleberg celebrates with an official opening

Posted on 11/27/19 by AireAdmin No Comments

Castleberg Hospital had its official opening yesterday and staff, patients and their families gathered to celebrate. Andrew Gold, Chair of Airedale NHS Foundation trust cut the ribbon and said: “There are opportunities like this as Chairman of the trust and a resident of Skipton that make me feel very proud.  It’s being proud to see […]

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Cobbydale singers support Airedale cancer unit

Posted on 11/26/19 by AireAdmin No Comments

Members of the Silsden based Cobbydale Singers presented a cheque for £450 to support Airedale Hospital’s cancer unit, a cause close to their hearts as one of their singers, Christine Whinnerah, has been a patient at the unit over the last year.  The money was raised at their 25th anniversary concert. Elaine Isherwood, who started […]

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Addingham WI donate £300 for our stroke unit

Posted on 10/21/19 by AireAdmin No Comments

Members of Addingham WI visited the hospital today to hand over a cheque for £300 after being moved to help the stroke unit when one of their speakers shared her story with them about the care she had received. Julie Bridgman from Addingham WI said:  “We are always doing fundraising for local charities, they have […]

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New wheelchairs give freedom to our stroke patients

Posted on 10/16/19 by AireAdmin No Comments

The Friends of Airedale charity have bought three specially designed wheelchairs for the stroke unit at Airedale Hospital, to give patients more freedom after their stroke.  The chairs are specially designed to give maximum comfort and vital postural support for people who have just had strokes that don’t have sitting balance, as Pam Beaumont, Stroke […]

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Legacy funds Airedale’s own cancer research project

Posted on 07/01/19 by AireAdmin No Comments

A legacy left by a patient who was cared for and who passed away at Airedale Hospital has funded a new research project, which hopes to create a more accurate blood test to improve cancer diagnosis. The patient specifically wanted to help cancer research and the project focuses on cancer of the ovary, which is […]

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Engineering company donate Easter eggs to children’s ward

Posted on 04/18/19 by AireAdmin No Comments

Howard Civil Engineering, based in Leeds, have donated Easter eggs for children at Airedale hospital’s children’s ward over the Bank Holiday weekend. The engineering firm will be working on the Hard Ings roadworks in Keighley for the next year, and wanted to give something back to the local community. Abbie Harrop from Howard Civil Engineering, […]

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Friends donate vital heart monitor

Posted on 04/16/19 by AireAdmin No Comments

Friends of Airedale have funded a vital heart monitor for the stroke unit at Airedale Hospital, helping detect heart conditions and reduce the risk of further strokes. The pocket sized Novacor device monitors for a heart condition called Atrial fibrillation (AF), which is often found in patients who subsequently have a stroke.  A person with […]

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