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Pictures that will melt your ‘Tiny Heart’

The gorgeous Darla rose was just 5 weeks old when these pictures were taken. Darla’s family used the Stan Plus Stan Two New-born vouchers in aid of the Tiny Hearts Appeal.

Garry, Darla Rose’s dad said ‘Stan and the team were fantastic, if Darla was a little unsettled they played sonogram sounds for her to simulate being inside the womb. On every different set that we had a picture taken, Stan would always use hot towels and a hair dryer for heat to keep Darla nice and warm between takes’. ‘I would highly recommend Stan plus Stan and the vouchers we used were a great contribution to Tiny Hearts Appeal, we are more than happy with the photographs of Darla. So much so that we’ve just booked a second shoot for when she is 1 for a cake smash!’

If you would like to get your hands on a Stan Plus Stan Two New-born shoot for just a £30 donation to the Tiny Hearts Appeal, please call us today on 01226 431650.      

Choir Sing for The Well.

We are delighted to announce that The Ilesha Choir are performing on 23rd March in aid of The Well.

Ilesha Choir are a relatively new choir formed in 2010, who are based in Barnsley. They sing in three-part harmony, soprano, mezzo-soprano and contralto. There repertoire includes a wide range of pieces including songs from the shows, traditional tunes, as well as modern!

The Ilesha Choir concert will take place at St Paul’s Church in Old Town, Barnsley.

Tickets are on sale now!

They can be purchased from The Well or from Alison Spencer in Cancer Services at Barnsley Hospital, telephone: 01226 431303.

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We’re on the ‘hunt’ for Easter Tombola prizes

Our Tiny Hearts Fundraiser Beryl, is running an Easter Tombola. She needs donations of Easter Eggs, Easter chocolate/sweets and Easter themed gifts. You can help Beryl and Barnsley Hospital Charity with this campaign.

Beryl has raised a phenomenal amount of money, almost £3000, over the last two years for Tiny Hearts Appeal.

She is always on hand to help with the Tiny Hearts Appeal and Barnsley Hospital Charity event’s so we would love to support this Easter Tombola in any way possible.

Get in touch

If you would like to help us, please contact us on 01226 432307.

The results are in… For the Well’s Patient Survey

The results are in and have been counted and verified and I can now reveal that… The Well have received fantastic feedback about the service they provide to our patients.

The Well delivers high standards of care and support to people affected by cancer through complementary therapies. The aim of each therapy is to promote health and well-being in individuals, enabling them to live a life beyond a cancer diagnosis. Benefits are not just physical but also psychological.

Our patients said ‘I believe the Well is an important part of your treatment on recovery from cancer.  Firmly believe “well being” is just as important as your physical health and the Well is an oasis of calm and advice away from the hospital.’

For more information on The Well and all of it’s services please contact the team on 01226 320134.

(Follow the link below for all the results of The Well’s Patient Survey).

Results of our 2017 Patient Survey


Local Asda provide token support for The Well

The Well for Wellbeing at The Core have bagged the opportunity to win the Asda Green Token Scheme.

The scheme runs for three months and The Well will face two other competitors to receive the most tokens from Asda shoppers. The winner receives £500 towards their cause. Alison Spencer, who works in Cancer Services said ‘The chance to win £500 truly will make a difference to our patients. It will enable us to continue to offer physical, emotional and psychological support for cancer patients from diagnosis through treatment and beyond’.

The Well at The Core is a service for people affected by cancer in Barnsley, providing six free beauty and complementary therapies for both men and women. Barnsley Hospital Charity administer all donations to The Well who’s service make a real difference to people of Barnsley at a very difficult time in their lives.

So if you’re popping in Asda any time soon, support The Well and pop your green token in our box.

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”


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.