Barnsley Hospital, Gawber Road. Barnsley S75 2EP (Reg No 1058037) 01226 431650

Help us #LightUpTheTarn

We are delighted to have a wonderful mix of stall holders coming along to our Lan-Tarn Fest on Thursday 16th November. Check out our list below:

Hot drinks will be available in the Outpatients cafe and we are delighted that Potters Gourmet Grill will be coming along selling lovely hot winter food.

There will be the opportunity to buy and decorate your own Lan-Tarn and take part in the event in the Laying of the Lan-tarns, helping us create a giant symbol of love and hope.

There will be other fun items to buy to help us light up the evening along with entertainment. It promises to be a fantastic, uplifting event for all the family, we hope you can join us.

For more information click here

*We will not be using Sky Lanterns at this event, all Lan-Tarns will remain on the ground*

Local Photography Firm Supports Tiny Hearts Appeal

We are delighted that our friends at Stan Plus Stan Two have chosen to support our Tiny Hearts Appeal with their Newborn Photoshoot Vouchers.

For a donation of £30 to the Tiny Hearts appeal you will have a professional studio portrait shoot of your little one! The Newborn Photoshoot voucher includes a 2 hour photoshoot along with your favourite image from the shoot presented in a 10″ x 8″ frame!


100% of this donation comes to our Tiny Hearts Appeal!

Stan from Stan Plus Stan 2 said “We are all really proud to be supporting the Tiny Hearts Appeal. We have been capturing images of babies for nearly forty years now, and as parents ourselves we understand how precious those first moments are with your new child. To be able to do what we love, while supporting this amazing charity is a real privilege.”


Lan-Tarn Fest Launch

We are delighted to launch our first ever Lan-Tarn Fest which is being held here at Barnsley Hospital! 

This wonderful, winter event celebrates love, life and hope for people in and around Barnsley.

Lan-Tarn Fest 2017 will be held on Thursday 16th November at the front of Barnsley Hospital, Gawber Road from 5pm until 8pm and Every penny raised will help us to continue to provide support to the people of Barnsley!

Lan-Tarn packages will be available to purchase before and during the event. You may choose to dedicate a Lan-tarn to a loved one you have lost and include their name and a message in our Book of Dedication. Or you may choose to decorate a Lan-Tarn in celebration of recovery or successful treatment and include a message of thanks to the wards/team or teams that helped you on your road to recovery in our Book Of Appreciation. However you may simply wish to decorate a lan-tarn as a symbol of hope or to make a special wish.

For more information on our Lan-Tarn Packages which cost just £4 each, please go to our website and complete the form at the bottom of the page.

On the evening their will be the opportunity to decorate your lantern and from 6.30pm onwards there will be our ‘Laying of the Lan-Tarns’ on the grass outside the hospital where we hope to complete a wonderful giant symbol of love and hope.

There will also be a variety of different stalls selling items such beauty products, children’s books and crafts, jewellery, homemade jams and sauces! There will also be musical entertainment, fun games and a range of food and refreshments.

This event is open to people of all ages so come along and join us to help Light Up The Tarn with love this November

The Sound of Success

Our fantastic Tiny Hearts supporter Jeff who works here at Barnsley Hospital organised the fantastic Rock for Cause Evening which was held on 29th September at East Dene WMC. The event featured Beardsmith along with DJ Mick West.

The event brought in over £1,260 for the Tiny Hearts Appeal bringing our current total to over £575k! 

The event was kindly sponsored by GMB Union, Rhys Davies Logistics, F&G Commercials Ltd and Ortho Health+ and we would like to thank them for their  support! There was a huge number of raffle prizes donated including the star prize of a 2 night stay in a lovely holiday cottage in Wensleydale along with various vouchers and lots of wine! All prizes have been claimed and we would like to thank everyone who donated a prize along with everyone who bought a raffle ticket!

Organiser Jeff says “It was such a fantastic night and I would like to give a massive thank you to everyone who contributed, I could not have done it without you! A huge thanks to the East Dene WMC providing the venue free of charge, Keith and his bar staff who worked so hard. A special thanks to my old mate Mick the DJ and what can I say about the band they never fail to amaze me. Thanks to the caterers who supplied far too much food. Big thanks to Jay , Sarah, Amy for selling raffle tickets. Avril says I can’t organise any more as it stresses me out but we will see…”


Isobel’s Fantastic Fundraising

We would like to say a huge thank you to 11 year old fundraiser Isobel!

Isobel decided to support our Tiny Hearts appeal with a sponsored hair cut. She and her twin brother arrived 11 weeks early at just 29 weeks at Dewsbury hospital. After just 6 days they came over to be cared for on our NeoNatal unit here at Barnsley Hospital. Thanks to the wonderful care they received, Isobel and her brother Luke were home just 5 weeks later.

She decided she wanted to say Thank You in her own special way by fundraising for the Tiny Hearts Appeal which is supporting the relocation and development of the new unit here at Barnsley Hospital where her mum works as a Community Midwife.

Isobel raised a fantastic £351 for our appeal and also donated her beautiful long hair to the Little Princess Trust. The Little Princess Trust provides real hair wigs free of charge to children across the UK and Ireland that have sadly lost their own hair due to cancer treatment and other illnesses.

I am sure you will all agree this was such a wonderful and thoughtful deed and her new hair style looks beautiful! Thank you Isobel!



Thank you for our first #FirstTenner

We have had our first #FirstTenner donation into the incubator this weekend and would like to thank our anonymous donor! It is great to see it snuggled in with fellow New Fivers from all the wonderful donations we receive into the incubator!

So far our wonderful donors have filled the incubator with a staggering £46 thousand since it’s placement back in November 2015!

Don’t forget, if you pay tax it may be possible for the charity to claim Gift Aid on your donation, simply complete one of the charity envelopes (sat on top of the Incubator)  with your full address and signature, pop in your donation and post it into the incubator! For every #FirstTenner donated your donation will be increased by £2.50 at no extra cost to you. All donations placed in the incubator will go to our Tiny Hearts Appeal! 

If you have organised a fundraising event or making a larger donation to the Tiny Hearts appeal we would love to hear all about it! Please either contact the charity office at or call us on 01226 431650. We’d love to shout out about our wonderful Hospital Heros!

Local Golf Club score an Ace

Our wonderful supporters at Tankersley Park Golf Club are helping us raise vital funds for the Tiny Hearts Appeal after their lady Captain chose us as her charity of the year earlier this year.

During the Summer they held a ‘Call The Midwife’ themed Captains day which saw the lady members of the club dressing up as various characters from the popular TV series.

So far with their fundraising they have already raised nearly £500. Lady Captain Gina said “There are two reasons I chose Tiny Hearts, one is because 3 of my grandchildren needed incubators when they were born. The other is because I had breast cancer 13 yrs ago and I didn’t want to go down that route. I wanted to focus on new young life, I found that more satisfying.”

The fundraising continues as they are holding a Fashion show on Tuesday 3rd October from 7pm at the Golf Club with Tickets costing just £5 which include a Glass of Wine and Nibbles.

For more  information on this event please click here.


Once again we would like to thank Gina and her fellow members for their continued support.




Walkers rise to the challenge

Twenty-five hikers raised over £6,500 by tackling the Yorkshire 3 Peaks Challenge, raising vital funds for Barnsley Hospital Charity in early July.

The 24.5 mile trek, which includes Pen-Y-Ghent, Whernside and Ingleborough, was such a success that the Charity’s Fundraising Co-ordinator is already eyeing up a repeat trip!

“I am so proud of each and every walker who took on this tremendous challenge, it was wonderful to see staff and supporters of the charity coming together and encouraging each other to enable them to achieve their own personal goals,” said Lisa Calvert.

“They have raised a fantastic amount of money for the charity which will help us make a difference to patients and their families in often difficult circumstances

“We’re already excited to be organising an event for next year so please keep an eye on our website for forthcoming details.”

The Charity were ably assisted by the team at Kuta Outdoors whose support in ensuring participants remained safe was fantastic.


Andy Leppard, Digital Communications Specialist at Barnsley Hospital, took part. He said: “It was an amazing day. It was great to get involved with the Charity and spend time with colleagues outside of work while raising money.

“The weather remained good throughout as we explored the stunning countryside and the support we received was great. Hopefully there will be many more joining me in 2018!”

If you are interested in joining us get in touch with the charity on 01226 431650 or email

It’s not too late…!

If you haven’t signed up for this years Rainbow Dash which is happening this Sunday, we are pleased to say we have places still available.

Come along down to Locke Park on Sunday 25th June, registration opens at 11:15 where you can still sign up to register!

Adults £20 | Children £10 | Family tickets £50

The forecast is looking good for the weekend so why not bring the family down for a colour filled day of fun!

Pentagon Barnsley to join the Rainbow Party

We are delighted to announce Pentagon Barnsley as our Pink colour station sponsors at our Rainbow  Dash event on Sunday 25th June at Locke Park.


Pentagon, who have their Fiat, Jeep and Nissan showrooms located on Claycliffe Road, Barugh Green are proud to take part in this event

Rebecca Reeve, Marketing Specialist at Pentagon, said “Pentagon are very proud to be supporting such a worthwhile charity that helps support the care and needs of so many local Barnsley Hospital patients and their families. We are looking forward to an exciting, energetic, colourful fundraising day.”

The Pentagon team will be onsite on the day with staff manning the pink colour station as well as other members of the team taking part in the Dash! Keep an eye for their vehicles standing guard on the station to ensure everyone has their fair share of the colour fun!