Here are some examples of recent grants and donations that have been made by Sovereign Health Care.

Yorkshire NHS Trusts – £70,000

We’re proud supporters of the NHS. Annually, Sovereign donates to seven local NHS Trusts: Leeds Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust, Bradford Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust, Bradford District Care NHS Foundation Trust, Harrogate and District NHS Foundation Trust, Calderdale and Huddersfield NHS Foundation Trust, Airedale NHS Foundation Trust and the Mid Yorkshire Hospitals NHS Trust. In honour of the NHS’s 70th anniversary, Sovereign increased its donation to £10,000 per Trust, giving a total of £70,000. Each trust puts their donation to good use differently, although the money is often used towards nurses training. Click here to read more.

St Gemma’s Hospice – £5,000

Based in Leeds, St Gemma’s Hospice helps people in Leeds and the surrounding areas who are suffering from cancer and other life-limiting illnesses. As well as providing 32 beds and services in the hospice building, they have a community team who visit patients in their own homes – last year, they supported 3,000 residents. The donation St Gemma’s Hospice received will enable them to purchase three special dynamic air mattresses that are made up of air cells, maximising patient comfort.

Pod Children’s Charity – £600

Pod provides entertainment, including magicians, balloon modellers and entertainers, for children in hospital. Their aim is to help alleviate the trauma of a hospital stay by creating fun and laughter, and helping the children to feel better. The donation will enable Pod to continue providing children’s entertainers at Bradford Royal Infirmary.

Bradford Central Foodbank (The Light Church) – £3,000

The Light Church functions as a Christian place of worship, but is heavily involved in welfare services including the Bradford Central Foodbank, which operates with 40 volunteers and provides support for 4,700 people. The donation will go towards the running costs of the central foodbank, which provides hot meals as well as food to take home.

Marie Curie, Bradford – £106,000

We have supported Marie Curie for over 20 years, and are pleased to be able to continue this support. This most recent donation will help Marie Curie to redevelop its Bradford-based hospice, and enable it to double the number of people it can support in its outpatient unit.

Harrogate Hospital and Community Charity – £12,000

Harrogate Hospital and Community Charity funds specialist equipment, training and services, going above and beyond the provision of the NHS to help improve treatment and facilities for all departments and services at Harrogate and District NHS Foundation Trust. The donation will support the purchase of a new RetCam3 scanner which has the potential to save the sight of babies and children – one of the ways it can help do this is by picking up issues with the retina in premature babies.

St Michael’s Hospice – £3,385

St Michael’s Hospice cares for over 2,000 adults with terminal illness in Harrogate and the surrounding areas from its 10 bed in-patient unit, as well as providing a range of additional services. Thanks to the £3,385 donation, they will be able to replace three battery operated syringe drivers which will help their patients to be more comfortable.

Bradford Community Kitchen – £3,000

A group of local volunteers wanting to help their local community came together in 2017 to form the Bradford Community Kitchen. They help the homeless and needy, including people who work but do not earn enough to eat and live. The £3,000 donation will go towards the rent for the centre that they operate from.

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