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Recent Fundraising Activity

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Christmas Card donation
Thank you to the students from Aspire to Inspire and Ramridge Primary School who visited our Children’s ward with handmade Christmas cards.

Christmas Concert raises money for Children’s Ward
Thank you to everyone who was involved in Harpenden Concert Band’s Snowman Concert. We are delighted to announce they raised an incredible £1,021.41 for our Children’s Ward.

Generous donation from Morrisons
The Children’s Ward were delighted to receive a visit from Morrisons, Houghton Regis, and Santa! They generously donated a selection of presents for our young patients spending the Christmas period in hospital.

We also received some wonderful hampers for staff – thank you so much!

Book donation from local school
Thank you to The Chalk Hills Academy for visiting the Children’s Ward with a generous donation of books. These are for our patients

Tesco support our Children’s Ward
Thank you Tesco, Dunstable for donating presents and wrapping paper for the festive period.

Presents from a local business
Thank you to Foxley Kingham Anniversary Foundation who donated a selection of toys for patients spending Christmasint hospital.

Present donation for Dementia patients
Thank you to Caddington Grove Care Home for their generous donation of presents for our patients with Dementia who are spending Christmas Day in hospital.

Book donation
Thank you to Claire’s little library for visiting our Children’s Ward and donating a selection of books for the young patients spending Christmas Day in hospital.

Christmas Present Wrappers
Thank you to Clearhead, Steven Parkinson and the staff and students from Luton Sixth Form College who joined us to wrap Christmas presents for our patients.

Tesco Mobile raise money for Helipad Appeal
Tesco Mobile in Dunstable held a Christmas raffle to raise funds for our Helipad Appeal. We were delighted to receive a cheque for £111! Thank you.

Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs visit the Children’s Ward
We were delighted to have Grove Theatre’s Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs panto team visit our Children’s Ward. They certainly brought some festive cheer and smiles to the young patients!

Ward 32 Savoury Sale
Ward 32 in our Maternity Unit are currently raising money for a new ultrasound scanner for mothers-to-be. Last week they held a ‘Savoury Sale’ raising £1,105 towards their total!

Thank you to everyone who was involved and donated.

Rotary Club Santa Float raises money for Charity
Several members of staff took part in the The Rotary Club of Dunstable santa float and raised £460.46.
£184.18 was donated to the L&D Hospital Charity general fund. Thank you to all who said hello to Santa and donated!

Poker Night raises money for Children’s Ward
Thank you Venture Residential

Christmas present donation for the elderly
Thank you to Ahmadiyya Muslim Women’s Group who visited Wards 14 and 14 to donate gifts to our elderly patients spending the festive season in hospital.

Christmas Fair for NICU
A huge thank you to our Charity Ambassador, Sabine Hazell and all who attended the NICU Christmas Fair in Sundon Park. We are delighte dot announce £1,497.56 was raised for the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit!

Visit from Luton Town Football Club
A huge thank you to Luton Town Football Club for visiting the Children’s Ward last week and presenting them with gifts.

They really did bring a smile to all our patients and staff faces!

ASDA raise money for Helipad Appeal
Thank you to Asda in Dunstable, and all of their customers, for supporting our Helipad Appeal.

We were delighted to receive a cheque for £500 from the Green Token Scheme!

Wedding donation to NICU
Thank you to Michelle and Damian who recently raised £302.12 for NICU. This was from what would have been spent on favours at their wedding, and donations from their guests. Michelle and Damian’s twin daughters were cared for in our Neonatal Intensive Care Unit and this was their gesture to say thank you.

Congratulations to them both and thank you for thinking of our NICU on your special day

Ward 32 raise money for scanner
Ward 32 are raising funds to buy an ultrasound machine for their ward, where they look after mothers-to-be. This machine will enable them to scan while Mum is on the ward.

Ward 32 held an double cake sale and raised an incredible £1,183.29! A huge thank you to everyone who got involved

Sainsbury’s, Dunstable raise money for Helipad Appeal
A huge thank you to the customers from Sainsbury’s in Dunstable who donated to our Helipad Appeal. We are delighted to announce an incredible £1,020 was raised across the four days!

Thank you to our staff and volunteers for sparing their time to collect.

Knitting donation for NICU
We recently received a generous donation of knitting for NICU, from Bedfordshire Progressive Synagogue (Rodef Shalom).

For their Mitvah Day, which was on Sunday 18th November, they were asked to do something for charity and we are thankful to them for choosing us!

Money raised for Cardiac Rehabilitation
Over the past year Stopsley Striders have been raising money for our Cardiac Rehabilitation department, and have raised an incredible total of £7,300!

Organised by Amanda Rankin, Cardiac Rehabilitation Sister and members of the team they’ve held several fundraising events including a virtual run, a summer sports challenge, two discos, raffles, cake sales and more. This will allow them to buy extra resources to improve future patients’ experience.

Luton Town Football Club supporters raise money for NICU Parents Accommodation
Luton Town Football Club held our dedicated football match to raise funds for NICU Parents Accommodation.We were joined by over 40 volunteers from the L&D and Luton Town Supporters Trust and raised an incredible £1,501.70!

Former NICU families joined us to take part in the pre-match dug out experience, flag waving and hot shots at half time. A huge thank you to everyone involved and congratulations to Luton Town FC for winning 5-1 against Plymouth Argyle.

Twiddle Muff donation
Twiddlemuffs help to ease agitation and calm a person with Dementia, as they can keep their hands and minds occupied.

We were delighted to receive a donation of Twiddlemuffs from the ladies of Woburn District Trefoil Guild and the ladies from Wednesday morning 10 pin bowling. This will make a real difference to those patients with Dementia.

World Prematurity Day celebrations
The NICU team celebrated World Prematurity Day with a cake sale and raffle to raise funds for SoundEars. The SoundEar acts as an interface to alert staff and families about sound levels above acceptable limits. This provides a warning to act immediately to reduce noise levels. The benefits will protect the babies infants inner ear and promote calmness.

We are delighted to announce £934.09 was raised on the day!

Christmas Tree Donation
A huge thank you to Marks and Spencer for donating two Christmas trees and a range of decorations for our NICU Parents Accommodation and the hospital Main Reception.

Refurbishment of A&E staff kitchen
In September, Ben from B-A-R Electrical kindly installed a washing machine for our NICU Parents Accommodation. Ben has now completely gutted and re-kitted the staff kitchen in the Emergency Department for the incredible and hardworking team.

Ben said “It really has been like an episode of 24 hours in A&E, we have seen all sorts today with paramedics, doctors, nurses, police and support staff all working tirelessly on what looked like a very busy day for them, I didn’t think I could have more respect for them, but I do now!”

We are extremely grateful to Ben for his generosity in providing this kitchen free of charge. It really will make a huge difference to staff.

Domino store opening and donation
Head of Fundraising, Sarah Amexheta, Community Fundraiser, Bianca-Lee John and A&E Nurse, Emma Chandler were delighted to officially open the new Domino’s Pizza Luton Riddy Lane store, as well as receive an incredible donation of £15,000 towards our Helipad Appeal.

We would like to thank the local Domino’s stores for their fantastic support, and for even letting our staff create some pizzas!

Quiz Night raises money for Helipad Appeal
We held our Autumn Spring Quiz in aid of our Helipad Appeal. We are delighted to have raised £947.72!

A huge thank you to everyone who came along and congratulations to the Endoscopy Team who won.

Inspiration lady donates money to the L&D charity
We were delighted to meet an inspirational lady who donated £3,100 towards our NICU Parents Accomodation annual running costs and £3,100 towards our Paediatric Unit, for the purchasing of a portable wheelchair scale and vein finder machine.

This incredible donation was one of her final wishes whilst currently suffering with cancer and we are extremely thankful to her.

Local school raise money for our Breast Unit
A huge thank you to Challney High School for Girls who raised an incredible £11,000 from their Race for Life event.

We are delighted to be receiving half of the money raised to benefit our Breast Unit at the L&D.


Donation to NICU
We were delighted to meet Laura Mathurin who donated £200 to our NICU, through sales on an online vintage shop. Laura raised this money in memory of her son Arlow, who passed away in 2016. We would like to say a huge thank you to Laura and to those who purchased items.



Staff raise money for Breast Unit
A huge thank you to staff at the L&D and Venture Residential who took part in ‘Wear Pink’ for our Breast Unit.

We are delighted to have raised over £120 and you can still make your donation to the purchasing of a new x-ray machine here >



Bollywood event for Helipad Appeal
Mr and Mrs Pattni, supported by Vinod Taylor and the Indian community came together to raise vital funds for our Helipad Appeal. The event raised over £4,000 in one afternoon full of Bollywood music, dance and incredible home made food. Mr and Mrs Pattnis both volunteer in reception, supporting patients coming onsite and signposting people to where they need to go. While volunteering they heard about the appeal and that this was a project they wanted to support. A huge thank you to them and for everyone who attended.


Thank you photoBook sale for Child Oncology Room Project
A huge thank you to Roland and Pat for the book sale they held recently.  They raised a wonderful £210.40 towards the purchasing of final comfort items and toys for the new Child Oncology Rooms.




Waitrose, Leighton Buzzard raise money for our Helipad Appeal
A huge thank you to Waitrose & Partners in Leighton Buzzard, and their customers, for supporting our Helipad Appeal as part of their Community Matters Token Scheme. We were delighted to receive £390 which will contribute to building an on-site helipad for those patients who suffer a major trauma and need access to specialist care as easily and quickly as possible.



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