Thanks to your wonderful support over the years, our Appeals have raised thousands of pounds to help transform our hospitals and community services.

Your donations have helped us go beyond the scope of the NHS to provide innovative equipment, education, research, and wellbeing support that has made a difference to the lives of our patients and staff across Bury, Oldham, Rochdale and Salford.

Here are just some examples of how you have joined us in supporting your NHS.

Care this Christmas

NHS staff cheering as they receive a hamper full of treats donated by NorthCare Charity.A massive thank you to everyone who supported Care this Christmas in 2020.

Your amazing support meant we gave special gifts to our patients and staff across our hospitals and communities in Bury, Oldham, Rochdale and Salford.

Thanks to generous donations via our JustGiving page, support from local businesses and community groups, and from NHS Charities Together we: 

  • raised more than £50,000
  • gave 4,500 patients a special gift on Christmas Day
  • put together more than 300 large hampers for the 6,000 NHS staff working over the festive period
  • commissioned a local window artist to decorate the entrance to our four hospitals
  • celebrated our diverse communities with a special thank you video
  • shared wellbeing messages to staff from our executive and leadership teams

In your hands

Four people dressed in yellow raising money on the street for the In Your Hands AppealThrough our In Your Hands Appeal you helped us raise an amazing £200,000 for the women and children’s unit at The Royal Oldham Hospital.

Patients, staff and families all got involved with fundraising – from holding bucket shakes to taking part in sky dives. 

Thanks to your fundraising efforts we were able to buy new medical equipment so staff could care for some of the most poorly children and babies from across the area when the unit opened in 2012. We also helped enhance the new facility for pregnant women, children and parents by refurbishing existing wards, new delivery rooms, obstetric theatres, a paediatric theatre, maternity beds and a brand new Level 3 neonatal intensive care unit.

This has helped The Royal Oldham Hospital become one of three regional centres providing the highest level of intensive care to the smallest and most vulnerable babies.

Think Floyd

Gordon Desser with Arlene PhillipsGordon Desser established the Think Floyd Appeal in 2008 in memory of his wife Gill Desser. Gordon worked tirelessly with a small committee to raise more than £25,000 for the Floyd Unit - a neuro-rehabilitation unit at Birch Hill Hospital, Rochdale. 

Among Gordon’s fundraisers was a charity lunch for 300 people in Manchester with special guest Arlene Phillips (pictured right). The former Strictly Come Dancing judge is Gordon’s cousin and donated her time to support the cause.

The Appeal helped purchase medical equipment for the unit, activities to promote the wellbeing of patients, and building work to completely refurbish the internal courtyard.