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BFS Great Christmas Bake Off

Thank you to the BFS team at Barnsley Hospital who chose to support our Tiny Hearts appeal this Christmas with their BFS Great Chrsitmas Bake off and Dress Down day. The team raised over £158 for the appeal.

Staff from around the hospital were invited along to sample the lovely baked goodies in exchange for a donation to the appeal, they were then asked to vote for their favourite dish. It was a tough competition however Katie Griggs took the prize for best Sweet dish with her snow-themed display and Ella Fisher took the Savoury prize for her Parsley and Aromatic Sage Sausage Rolls. The coveted Wood Spoon went to Darren Nunn for his Christmas Protein Snowballs!

We are already looking forward to next years tasty treats!

Thank you to the whole BFS Team and everyone who came along to support them!

Thornhill House Bring Festive Cheer to our Elderly Patients

Members of the wonderful care team at Thornhill House popped into Barnsley Hospital earlier this week with a huge donation of Christmas presents for patients on our elderly care wards. With a variety of wonderful items from such as toiletry sets, sweet treats and gloves/socks these items are greatly appreciated by the teams on the wards as it ensures we can ensure festive cheer for patients staying at the hospital over the Christmas period.

Fundraising Coordinator Lisa Calvert said “This is such a wonderful and thoughtful act of kindness by the staff and friends of Thornhill House. Christmas can often be a difficult and lonely time for our patients and receiving wonderful gifts such as these will help brighten their day and know that local people outside of the Hospital are sparing a thought for them at Christmas and reaching out to them with a gift.”

Manager of Thornhill House Christian said “It’s lovely to be able to support the hospital in this way at Christmas, here at Thornhill House we ensure our residents have a wonderful Christmas and we wanted to reach out to elderly patients who sadly will be spending Christmas in hospital, often with no friends and family able to visit. We are so pleased we can spread our Festive Cheer out in our local community”

 

Variety Night Winning Line Up

The Tiny Hearts Variety night which takes place on February 23rd 2018 has announced the acts who will be performing and it promises to be a winning line up!

With a variety of entertainment the evening promises a wonderful mix of music, magic and laughter. The compère for the evening is the fantastic comedienne Mandy McCarthy who will be joined by an assortment of great acts.

Paul Dawson is an award winning magician, based in Leeds and with over 15 years experience. Paul has performed all over the UK and overseas and is becoming one of the most sought after magicians in the country, combining misdirection, pick pocketing, sleight of hand and psychology he is one not to miss. He has trained in Las Vegas with world class master magician Jeff McBride and was a contestant on Britain’s Got Talent.

Grant Saunders has spent the last 15 years entertaining people and developing his unique brand of comedy stage hypnosis. Grant is considered by many to be one of the TOP stage hypnotists in the UK and and he has even been invited to perform at Balmoral castle. As a stage hypnotist Grant brings a fresh new look to a world that has been shrouded in mystery for years, and does this in a hilarious, modern and down to earth way. He has appeared Internationally on TV and radio as well as many other media levels.

Award winning comedienne Gina Jenkinson‘s hilarious alter ego Kellii Taylor. Gina is a comic who has attended shows and festivals across the UK. Most notably she performed her critically acclaimed show “Desperately Seeking Attention” at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival. Her comedy is uniquely personal either as herself or Kelli! she is hugely popular.

Yorkshire based musician and performing artist Scott Wainwright has been a regular feature on his local music scene for the last ten years, offering audiences an energetic and eclectic take on blues, folk and gospel music. He has released numerous albums, EP’s and singles over the years. All of his albums evoke a wide range of emotions and feelings from his listeners, as he tackles subjects such as love, life, death, loss, hope and the possibility of being ‘wrong’ about everything. Scott plays extensive shows all over, both as a solo performer and as part of various duos and bands. Solo performances see Scott using Voice, Guitar, Harmonica, Foot Stomps and occasional Banjo to entertain and bewilder his audiences. Every performance comes with and element of homespun humor and is one of a kind act not to miss.

 Max Wall having been into comedy all his life, he takes his comedy where ever its wanted and it is. Max is a regular across the UK comedy circuit providing unique comedy to every show he does; not one show is the same. 

Circus Insane is not for the faint hearted, officially the worlds most extreme Circus. Deemed too extreme for British TV by the BBC, Channel 4, Channel 5, ITV and Sky One there is no other Circus which has been banned by so many TV stations, venues and even Countries. Doc MB James AKA Doc Insane and his show as traveled the world. He featured recently on Britain’s Got Talent. There are no illusions! No Fake Blood! Everything you see is very real! “A performance that makes Jackass look like a Punch & Judy puppet show! ” – DO NOT TRY THIS AT HOME OR ANYWHERE ELSE FOR THAT MATTER!

Event Organiser Carl Barma said “The Tiny Hearts appeal is a great cause and doesn’t even need a reason for being my chosen charity but my brother who also happens to run the venue lost a baby who was born prematurely. Also my parents are foster carers for over 20 years and I’ve seen my share of vulnerable babies. Being a local charity it can directly be there to help the future generations to live a healthy and happy life”

To get your tickets, priced at just £10, (Over 18’s only!) before there are gone click here. If you have any questions please email event organiser on THVN@mail.com.

Children’s Ward receive Christmas gifts from Reds heroes

Barnsley Hospital were visited by players and staff from Sky Bet Championship side Barnsley FC who handed out presents to poorly youngsters as part of a festive visit on Thursday 14 December.

Manager Paul Heckingbottom and players Angus MacDonald, Adam Hammill, Adam Davies, Joe Williams, Adam Jackson and George Moncur visited and distributed donated toys and gifts to the children on the children’s ward and in A&E.

Barnsley Hospital Charity Fundraising Co-Ordinator Lisa Calvert, said: “It was lovely to welcome the lads, we appreciated them taking time out at a busy time of year and to show their faces to some of the kids – they’re heroes to some of them. We were really grateful for gifts as being in hospital over Christmas isn’t easy and does bring a smile to their faces in the festive season.”

Reds boss Heckingbottom, born in Royston, said: “It’s truly a privilege to be here today as this is one of the visits that we feel passionate about and look forward to making each year.

“It puts a lot of things into perspective when you visit and shows just how fortunate we are to be able to enjoy this Christmas with our families. Some of the children here will be in hospital over the Christmas period, which is a huge strain for them and their parents, but hopefully by popping in with these gifts we’ve been able to put a smile on their faces this afternoon.

“I’d also like to thank the Hospital staff who work tirelessly throughout the year to provide incredible care to patients.

“As a Club we’re really proud of the connection that we have with our community, and its days like today that hopefully show that we are more than just a Football Club.

“Thanks to everyone at Barnsley Hospital for giving us the opportunity to visit.”

During the visit the players also met with the Barnsley Hospital Charity team who gave an update on the Tiny Hearts Appeal. The campaign aims to raise £1 million to help support the relocation and development of a brand new Special Care Baby Unit at the hospital. All money raised for the Tiny Hearts Appeal will be used to ensure the unit supports the needs of the most vulnerable babies and their families. The new unit will create a warm and welcoming environment which is incredibly important at what is often a very stressful and traumatic time for families.

For more information on the Barnsley Hospital Charity Tiny Hearts Appeal, please Click Here. You can donate to the Appeal by texting Tiny17 plus your donation amount to 70070.

 

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Mogul Rooms Charity Curry

Tiny Hearts supporters the Mogul Rooms, Worsborough held their first Charity Night on Monday 30th October in aid of the Barnsley Hospital Charity’s Tiny Hearts Appeal.

For just £14.99 customers had a choice of starter, main course and a sundry with 100% of this money coming to the Appeal. The night was a fantastic success and raised an amazing £1000.

Fundraising Coordinator at the Charity Lisa Calvert said “We are so grateful for the Mogul Room’s fantastic support in raising such a fantastic amount and already looking forward to next year’s event! The Tiny Hearts appeal is going from strength to strength with our current total raised standing at over £490,000.”

V-Dubbers Festive Fundraiser

Fantastic Supporters from the Barnsley V-Dubbers group along with local company T4 Campers have teamed up this year with their festive fundraiser raising vital funds for the Children’s Ward here at Barnsley Hospital. Last year’s event was held at Pugneys and raised a fantastic £345 as well as bringing along presents for the Children’s ward. These presents will be given to children on the ward at Xmas and all year round to help make their stay a little easier.

Event Organiser Dave Foster said “We are into our 4th year of fundraising for Barnsley Children’s Ward, trying to make their stay a little easier at xmas time while also bringing together the lovers of all types of Volkswagen vehicles.I have collected a fantastic assortment of raffle and auction prizes once again from local generous people and businesses who continue to support me year after year”

Fundraising Coordinator Lisa Calvert said “It’s fantastic that Dave has chosen to support the children’s ward again with his Christmas Fundraiser, there are some absolutely fantastic auction and raffle prizes on offer as well as plenty of trade shows and of course the Show and Shine trophies! It promises to be a lovely family event, we hope you can come along”

 

 

If you are interested the event is being held on Sunday 10th December at T4 Campers (WF5 9JY) from 11am.

Local Spook-Fest to Support Tiny Hearts Appeal

This year we are delighted that Serial Scarers Rachael and David along with their sons Jak and Harry have chosen to support our Tiny Hearts appeal with their Halloween Scare. After 7 years of putting on their ‘Scare’ around their house, which attracts visitors from miles around, this year the couple have decided to use their Ghoulish Garden to raise vital funds to support the development and relocation of the NeoNatal unit at Barnsley Hospital.

Mum Rachael said “It all started because when the kids were younger there was nowhere to go Trick or Treating with no local Halloween activities so we decided to hold our own ‘Halloween Scare!’. For the last couple of years people have asked if are fundraising with our event so this year we decided to support a local charity and, having children of our own, we felt the Tiny Hearts appeal was the one we wanted to support. With the whole family now involved including Grandparents, Nieces and Nephews as well as Jak & Harry’s friends, each year is bigger and better than the last. It’s a really great atmosphere… and to be fair the adults scream louder than kids! Even the ‘tough’ teenagers come along and all run out screaming!”

If you are interested in coming along for your very own Scare, the event is held at 25 Park Grove, Barnsley!

Trinity Print get behind the Lan-Tarn Fest

Bradford based company Trinity Print continue their support of Barnsley Hospital Charity events with our up and coming Lan-Tarn Fest.

Andy at Trinity Print said “As contract printers for Barnsley NHS Foundation Trust, and are very proud to be supporting Barnsley Hospital Charity with all their fantastic work that they do, and their support to local care. They are devoted to their cause  and work very hard for the sake of others with a respectful understanding. Their efforts and devotion are making a difference to others, and we are more than happy to continue supporting them.”

Fundraising Coordinator Lisa Calvert said “It’s fantastic that Trinity have once again chosen to support us with our printing needs, and it is greatly appreciated. Our charity events aim to raise vital funds for our charity and cost savings such as these make a huge difference to the event. We are grateful to Trinity for all their support”

The Lan-Tarn event is a first for Barnsley Hospital and celebrates love, life and hope for people in and around Barnsley. The event is being held on Thursday 16th November at Barnsley Hospital from 5pm to 8pm.

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.”