By donating to one of our Appeals, you can be sure that your donation will make a real difference those in our local community of East Lancashire.

The Power of Play - Five Thousand Fivers Appeal

A trip to the hospital can be very daunting for a child. It is sometimes hard for a child to understand why they are. Although visiting a hospital may never be an enjoyable experience, with your support, we can make the experience brighter and more enjoyable for our young patients, by providing age and need appropriate toys, activities, and games, that will alleviate their fears and provide a welcome distraction through the power of play.

Play has the power to aid recovery, drastically increase a childs ability to cope in an unfamiliar environment, and even provide them with a deeper understanding of their treatment and illness. Play also has the power to help children with identified health needs learn, develop and grow. Most importantly it has the power to make a child smile. We believe that all children should have access to play during their hospital stay.

Will you help us raise five thousand fivers to make it happen? Please visit here to donate.


Cancer Care Appeal

The Cancer Care Appeal has been launched to raise £20,000 to fund a new scalp cooling machine for Burnley General Teaching Hospital's Primrose Unit.

Scalp cooling involves patients wearing a cold cap throughout their chemotherapy to limit blood flow to the hair follicles to prevent certain cancer drugs from reaching the hair and in turn preventing or minimising hair loss.

The Unit has two at present but requires a third in order to allow more patients having chemotherapy the opportunity to use them during their treatment.

Cancer takes away too much as it is, so let's give everyone their option of having the cold cap.

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Chemotherapy Unit Appeal

East Lancashire Hospital Charity is launching a new appeal to raise funds for a refurbishment of the Chemotherapy Unit at Royal Blackburn Teaching Hospital. The unit will be completely redesigned and refurbished enabling us to deliver high-quality cancer care in a peaceful and pleasant environment.

What will the Chemotherapy Appeal provide?

  • The best possible environment for patient care

  • Improved experience for all patients

  • Flexible treatment areas

  • Space for family and friends to accompany patients during treatment

  • Highest quality of treatment facilities

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#ThankYouNHS, Covid19 response

If you'd like to show your appreciation and thank our NHS heroes at East Lancashire Hospital Trust while we tackle this unprecedented situation, please donate and show your support, here.

East Lancashire Hospitals NHS Trust is seen as the beating heart of our wonderful and diverse community. Our hospitals serve a population of around 530,000 and are there for us all from birth and throughout our lives. The situation we are seeing is unprecedented, but one constant is the remarkable work of our hospitals and incredible NHS staff.

With your support, we can help our NHS heroes at East Lancashire Hospital Trust during this time. You can donate directly to the hospital charity and your support will help our staff through things like care packages and important wellness support, as well as providing extra equipment, as the need is identified and requested.

Your donation today will support our local hospitals and NHS staff when they need it the most. Please donate and say thank you for all that the NHS is doing to help us.

Stroke Therapies Appeal

Marsden Stroke Rehabilitation Ward is fundraising to purchase specialist seating for patients affected by stroke. 

The Ward, based at Pendle, is a 24 bed Ward where patients stay on average for 2-10 weeks. Your donations will help support patients on their long road to recovery through a new build, investment in new technologies and equipment.

Many patients have difficulty with sitting following a stroke, and for this reason require increased support and specialist seating. The money that we hope to raise will allow us to provide this for our patients. Please help us to reach our target and ensure that Stroke survivors across East Lancashire get the best care possible.

On Saturday 7th May 2022 the stroke therapy team is completing the Yorkshire 3 peaks challenge. This is a 24-mile walk with a climb of 1585m over Whernside, Pen-y-Ghent, and Ingleborough to be completed in under 12 hours. The team will be regularly updating their Just Giving page with their training so check it out and please help the team to make a difference and support their big challenge HERE