14 October 2021

Popular Virtual Christmas Fair for Bay Hospitals Charity returns for 2021

A popular Virtual Christmas Fair in aid of Bay Hospitals Charity has relaunched ready for this year’s festive season. Tireless fundraiser Louise Phillips is behind the event, which raises money for the charity while offering Find out more

5 October 2021

Cyclists ride from John o’Groats to Land’s End for Bay Hospitals Charity

Cyclists Nathan Briggs and Hudson Nuttall rode from John o’Groats to Land’s End, raising £1,200 for Bay Hospitals Charity. The friends, from Morecambe, completed the journey over 14 days, cycling 960 miles and exceeding their Find out more

  • Hudson Nuttall and Nathan Briggs at the start of their adventure

30 September 2021

Tickets on sale for Lancaster charity variety show hosted by grateful mum and dad

Tickets are on sale for a Variety Show at the Grand Theatre in Lancaster, hosted by a grateful mum and dad to say thank you for the care their premature twins received at Royal Lancaster Find out more

  • The show has been organised to say thank you for the care received by Willow and Dakota at Royal Lancaster Infirmary

24 September 2021

Dad takes on virtual marathon challenge for Bay Hospitals Charity

A dad from Morecambe plans to run his first marathon in aid of Bay Hospitals Charity to say thank you for the care given to his daughter in Royal Lancaster Infirmary’s Neonatal Unit. Mike Ireland Find out more

23 September 2021

Cardiac nurse Kate tackles the Great North Run for Bay Hospitals Charity

Cardiac Rehabilitation Nurse Kate Lenton took part in the Great North Run, raising funds for Bay Hospitals Charity and beating her half-marathon personal best by an amazing 14 minutes. Kate, who works for University Hospitals Find out more

21 September 2021

Keswick to Barrow walkers raise thousands in aid of Bay Hospitals Charity

Around 70 supporters raised about £5,000 for Bay Hospitals Charity by taking part in the Keswick to Barrow Walk. The popular event could not go ahead in 2020, but returned on September 18 offering a Find out more

26 August 2021

Grateful patient’s £5,000 donation

A patient treated at Royal Lancaster Infirmary donated £5,000 to Bay Hospitals Charity to say thank you for the care he received during his stay in hospital. The donor, who wishes to remain anonymous, made Find out more

18 August 2021

VIP hospital tour for two young fund-raisers

Emme-Rose (left) and Lilli-Mae with Emergency Department Manager Chris Wilson and Executive Chief Nurse and Deputy Chief Executive Sue Smith OBE. Two girls from Barrow who completed fund-raising challenges for Bay Hospitals Charity Find out more

  • Emme-Rose Deakin and Lilli-Mae Archer received certificates thanking them for their support for Bay Hospitals Charity

3 August 2021

Tackle the Keswick to Barrow Walk in aid of Bay Hospitals Charity

Take on a challenge in aid of Bay Hospitals Charity this September 18, with places available for the Keswick to Barrow Walk. The popular event could not go ahead in 2020, but over the years Find out more

3 August 2021

Cyclists raise thousands for health charities with successful 200-mile coast-to-coast-to-coast challenge

Eight cyclists from Lancaster have raised thousands for four good causes after completing a sponsored 200-mile ride from Morecambe to Redcar and back in a single day. Lune Racing Cycling Club members Andy Murphy, Jack Find out more

  • The riders from lune Racing Cycling Club at the end of their 200-mile adventure

15 July 2021

Video: Vein-finding equipment helps treatment of frail patients

  Royal Lancaster Infirmary Ward Manager James Thomas demonstrates use of Accuvein equipment donated by Bay Hospitals Charity. Bay Hospitals Charity funds the latest equipment for University Hospitals of Morecambe Bay NHS Foundation Trust Find out more

13 July 2021

Cyclists take on coast-to-coast-to-coast challenge in support of health charities

Eight cyclists from Lancaster plan to ride coast-to-coast and back in a single day to raise funds for four good causes, including Bay Hospitals Charity. Lune Racing Cycling Club members Andy Murphy, Jack Baxter, Ian Find out more

  • The Lune Racing Cycling Club team taking on the coast-to-coast-to-coast challenge

1 July 2021

Coast-to-coast cycle is latest adventure for prolific Bay Hospitals Charity fundraiser

A prolific supporter of Bay Hospitals Charity who has raised thousands of pounds through a series of sponsored adventures has completed his latest challenge. Ian Mercer led a group of 19 cyclists aged 16 to Find out more

15 June 2021

Westmorland General Hospital portering team raises thousands with Three Peaks Challenge

Seven colleagues from Westmorland General Hospital have raised nearly £4,000 for Bay Hospitals Charity by completing the Yorkshire Three Peaks challenge. Porters Simon Makin, Adrian Tallon, Katie Shaw and Carl Smith, Assistant Porter Manager Jonathan Find out more

  • The Westmorland General Hospital team at Ribblehead Viaduct during their ThreePeaks challenge

10 June 2021

Cycling siblings raise thousands for Bay Hospitals Charity

A brother and sister from South Cumbria have raised funds for Bay Hospitals Charity through a pair of cycling challenges. Cyclist Darryl Dixon from Flookburgh raised thousands for Bay Hospitals Charity by completing the epic Find out more

  • LEFT: Darryl Dixon arrives at John o'Groats after battling the elements for six days; RIGHT: Sarah Gabriel pedals for extra donations along with James Carberry of Industry 13 and colleagues in the UHMBT Medical Records Team.

1 June 2021

Outgoing mayor makes donation to Furness General Hospital garden project

Former Mayor of Dalton-in-Furness Nick Perie paid a visit Furness General Hospital to officially hand over funds raised during his time in office, along with gifts for staff. Councillor Perie chose Bay Hospitals Charity as Find out more

  • Mayor of Dalton Nick Perie presents a cheque and hamper to Ward Manager Helen Steer and Matron Debbie Muldoon-Smith.

27 May 2021

Celebrate the NHS’s birthday with The Big Tea

Bay Hospitals Charity is inviting everyone to be part of The Big Tea, a national celebration of the birthday of the NHS on Monday July 5. Grab a brew, take a break and gather donations Find out more

26 May 2021

Westmorland General Hospital portering team takes on Three Peaks Challenge

An intrepid team of colleagues from Westmorland General Hospital is tackling the Yorkshire Three Peaks to raise funds for Bay Hospitals Charity. Porters Simon Makin, Adrian Tallon, Katie Shaw and Carl Smith, Assistant Porter Manager Find out more

19 May 2021

Chance to perform in Lancaster charity variety show hosted by grateful mum and dad

Auditions take place next month for a variety show in aid of Bay Hospitals Charity, organised by the grateful parents of premature twins born at Royal Lancaster Infirmary. Parents Kira and Dan Tyrrell are hosting Find out more

  • Willow and Dakota are happy and healthy after the care they received at Royal Lancaster Infirmary

18 May 2021

Grateful family raises funds for Furness General Hospital maternity service 

A family has donated more than £400 to South Lakes Birth Centre and the Special Care Baby Unit at Furness General Hospital to say thank you for the care they received for their premature daughter. Melissa and Ben Kavanagh, from Askam-in-Furness, raised £415 Find out more

  • The Kavanagh family make their donation at Furness General Hospital

6 May 2021

Cyclist takes on epic Land’s End to John o’Groats ride for Bay Hospitals Charity

A cyclist from Flookburgh plans to pedal almost 1,000 miles in just six days as he rides from Land’s End to John O’Groats in aid of Bay Hospitals Charity. Darryl Dixon is tackling the epic Find out more

22 April 2021

Charity grant provides new outdoor furniture for Morecambe Bay Hospitals staff 

New outdoor furniture has been installed for use by staff at University Hospitals of Morecambe Bay NHS Foundation Trust, thanks to Bay Hospitals Charity. The charity has used a grant of nearly £7,000 from NHS Find out more

19 March 2021

Spring into Action to support your local hospital

It’s time to Spring into Action!  Bay Hospitals Charity is launching a new campaign aimed at helping you get fit and stay active, while also raising vital funds to support our hospitals. Starting from March 20 (the Find out more

18 March 2021

School launches ‘Operation Gratitude’ to thank Royal Lancaster Infirmary staff

Staff at the school next door to Royal Lancaster Infirmary have launched a special project to say thank you to their NHS neighbours. Ripley St Thomas Church of England Academy has set up Operation Gratitude Find out more

11 March 2021

Webcam donation keeps Morecambe Bay Hospitals staff connected

Webcams provided by Bay Hospitals Charity have been helping staff teams at University Hospitals of Morecambe Bay NHS Trust to stay connected while working from home during the Covid-19 pandemic. Bay Hospitals Charity used the Find out more

9 March 2021

Young Bay Hospitals Charity fund-raisers invited for VIP hospital tour

Two young fund-raisers from Barrow who have donated more than £3,000 to Bay Hospitals Charity have been invited for a VIP tour of Furness General Hospital. Emme-Rose Deakin, 6, ran a mile a day in Find out more

2 March 2021

Midwife’s Facebook Live videos raise funds to transform Royal Lancaster Infirmary delivery rooms

Midwife Claire Metcalfe has been raising money for Bay Hospitals Charity by presenting live video talks sharing her knowledge and experience of pregnancy and childbirth. And as well as generating funds to support the maternity Find out more

18 February 2021

Barrow DJs donate a further £1,125 to Furness General Hospital 

A group of Barrow DJs has presented more than £1,000 to the Bay Hospitals Charity after setting out to raise funds for Furness General Hospital in memory of a well–known Barrow entertainer. Stuart Salt was Find out more

11 February 2021

Barrow eight-year-old tackles 5k-a-day challenge for Bay Hospitals Charity 

An eight-year-old girl from Barrow plans to walk 5km every day in February to raise money for Bay Hospitals Charity.  Lilli-Mae Archer raised more than £1,500 for the charity last year when she cycled 53 miles in a Find out more

2 February 2021

Hand cream donation provides a boost to Covid vaccination teams in Lancaster and Barrow 

Covid vaccination teams at University Hospitals of Morecambe Bay NHS Trust hospitals in Lancaster and Barrow have been boosted by a massive donation of hand cream from a UK toiletries company.  Childs Farm donated 7,000 tubes of its Farmologie hand cream to the Trust’s staff through the Bay Hospitals Charity.  The donation Find out more

21 January 2021

Barrow six-year-old runs a mile a day to raise more than £1,000 for Furness General Hospital 

A six-year-old girl from Barrow has raised £1,000 and counting for Furness General Hospital after pledging to run or walk a mile every day in January.  Emme-Rose Deakin smashed her initial target of £150 after the Covid-19 pandemic inspired her Find out more

  • Emme-Rose out on her daily run in her Bay Hospitals Charity T-shirt

21 January 2021

Barrow Raiders donate £3,000 from ‘NHS Heroes’ clothing sales to Furness General Hospital

Generous members of the public who bought ‘NHS Heroes’ clothing from Barrow Raiders have helped the rugby league club make a donation of nearly £3,000 to Furness General Hospital.  The club made the donation via the Bay Hospitals Charity, which raises Find out more

19 January 2021

Amazing support from NHS Charities Together

Bay Hospitals Charity is delighted to have received several grants from ‘NHS Charities Together’ totalling £134,000 for University Hospitals of Morecambe Bay NHS Trust (UHMBT) to support colleagues during the COVID-19 pandemic. NHS Charities Together Find out more

2 December 2020

Christmas Charity Auction

Date for your diary. We are excited to announce our 2020 Christmas Charity Auction running on Facebook from Friday 4 December, starting at 9am - Monday 7 December, finishing at 9.00am. We have some fantastic Find out more

25 November 2020

Keswick 2 Barrow Walk

Bay Hospitals Charity has today received £3,000 from The Keswick to Barrow (K2B) Walk. As you know the walk was sadly cancelled this year along with many other events.  However not be beaten by the Find out more

12 October 2020

Spooky Quiz Night

Will you be part of our Spooky Quiz Night on Friday 30 October. There will be cash prizes for the winners but best of all you will be our Halloween Quiz Champion and you will Find out more

7 August 2020

6 year old Carter raises £660 for children’s ward

Six-year-old Carter Deakin from Barrow wowed family and friends this month when he organised a yard sale, selling toys, cakes and more in aid of Furness General Hospital Children’s Ward, raising an incredible £660. The Find out more

10 July 2020

Sovereign Chemicals donate PPE to Furness General Hospital

Sovereign Chemicals have been showing support to their local NHS at Furness General Hospital by donating a regular supply of personal protective equipment (PPE), keeping front-line workers safe in the battle against Coronavirus. Bay Hospitals Find out more

5 July 2020

Happy 72nd Birthday NHS

Happy birthday to our wonderful NHS. Join together today in a national moment of thanksgiving: to remember and give thanks for the lives of those who have died during the crisis, to thank the NHS staff Find out more

16 June 2020

Making a difference

It is just incredible the way communities have come together during this crisis and we have seen the inventive and creative ways you have to raise funds, including the heroic efforts from people like Colonel Find out more

23 April 2020

Bringing a little sunshine on a rainbow day

We would love to see your children’s artwork recognising Bay Hospitals Charity and the support we give to our local hospitals @uhmb 🌈 If you could ask your child to include Bay Hospitals Charity and Find out more

24 March 2020

Helping your local NHS – Please donate

http://www.justgiving.com/bayhospitalscharity Every day staff in the NHS do amazing things.  But now more than ever they are the ones on the front line caring for our loved ones, day in day out.  Their dedication, care Find out more

16 March 2020

Latest update on Coronavirus

Please follow the link for the latest information on Coronavirus. https://www.nhs.uk/conditions/coronavirus-covid-19/ We thank you for your support at this difficult time. Donations are really important, please give generously to your local hospitals.

10 March 2020

Update on Coronavirus

  Latest information on Coronavirus. We have taken the decision to cancel the Charity Abseil on 26 April 2020. All other events will be going ahead as planned.  If this changes we will ensure all Find out more

5 February 2020

Maternity ‘Rainbow’ Clinic launches in Lancaster thanks to the support of local fundraisers

A new clinic has been launched at the Royal Lancaster Infirmary Women’s Unit to provide support and ongoing bereavement care to families who are pregnant again after losing a baby at or around the first few Find out more

31 January 2020

Local charity HEFF presents vital equipment to Furness General Hospital

Thanks to the generosity of Barrow residents, local charity HEFF (The Hospital Equipment Fund for Furness) has presented Furness General Hospital with four pieces of equipment totalling £13,719.50. Speech and Language Therapy Team Leader Hannah Find out more

23 January 2020

Star of the Month for Staff Charity Champions

Last month the Medical Unit 2 Charity Champions Danielle Worden, Michelle Stansfield and Lisa Walker have really gone above and beyond for their patients, who each received a thoughtful Christmas gift. Danielle, Michelle and Lisa Find out more

23 December 2019

Jo’s Appeal gives £5,000 to local cancer services at Furness General Hospital and St Mary’s Hospice

This month the ovarian cancer charity ‘Jo’s Appeal’ have generously presented cheques of £2,500 each to St Mary’s Hospice, and to Bay Hospitals Charity, for the Oncology Unit at Furness General Hospital. Jo’s Appeal was Find out more

20 December 2019

Five ways to help your local hospitals in 2020 

It's often said that it’s easier to stick to a New Year’s resolution if the challenge involves helping others. We’ve come up with five ideas to help you meet your goals in 2020 while helping to Find out more

13 November 2019

Mum’s skydive raises over £850 for Special Care Baby Unit at Furness General Hospital

After spending two weeks on the Special Care Baby Unit at Furness General Hospital with her daughter Imogen last year, mum Ellie Benn celebrated her first birthday with a daring sponsored skydive, raising over £850 Find out more

7 November 2019

Walney Cents Rugby Club raise £2,011 for Special Care Baby Unit at Furness General Hospital

Walney Cents Rugby Club have raised £2,011 for the Special Care Baby Unit at Furness General Hospital at the Dean Zaccarini Origin and Music Festival. The annual festival, held in August, fundraises for a different Find out more

24 October 2019

Furness Academy students raise £1,167 for Furness General Children’s Ward

Generous students at Furness Academy held a Summer Fair on the 17th July this year to raise money for Children’s Outpatients at Furness General Hospital. The students organised traditional stalls, bouncy castles, stocks, glitter tables Find out more

11 October 2019

#TeamUHMB conquers Born Survivor yet again!

You may remember that a few weeks ago, #TeamUHMB took on Born Survivor led by personal trainer Dan Flynn and his partner Sammy.  Bay Hospitals Charity volunteer Faye caught up with them to see how Find out more

3 October 2019

Congratulations to our September winner!

Congratulations to our big lottery winner this month! One lucky player in Kendal managed to scoop a big prize of £1,000. He said, “I’ve been supporting the charity since the beginning so didn’t think twice Find out more

6 September 2019

Lancaster MP Cat Smith walks to support local NHS

Cat Smith, MP for Lancaster and Fleetwood, took part in a sponsored walk around Lancaster on Sunday 18th August to raise funds for the Royal Lancaster Infirmary through Bay Hospitals Charity. Cat said, “I’m delighted Find out more

10 August 2019

Cycle the Tour de Furness 2019

Will your team lead the peloton at the Tour de Furness 2019? Register your team today and claim victory as the Morecambe Bay winners! As well as being a fantastic day out with spectacular views, Find out more

  • Cyclists at the start of last year's Tour de Furness

7 August 2019

Team takes on Born Survivor to raise awareness of baby loss

Baby loss is one of the most devastating experiences a family can go through, and though not uncommon, it is little spoken about. One in four women will lose a baby in pregnancy and birth, Find out more

30 July 2019

Piel Island Walk

What an amazing day we have had on the Piel Island Walk. The weather may have been a little inclement but that didn’t dampen our spirits. Our guide John Murphy has so much local knowledge Find out more

26 July 2019

Baby Oliver raises £1250 for the children’s ward

15 month-old Oliver Goodings has a rare condition called Vacterl association. This involves a variety of conditions including chronic kidney disease and spina bifida, which has meant that Oliver has spent a significant part of Find out more

  • Cheque for £1250 presented to Furness General Children's Ward by the Goodings family

23 June 2019

Charity Abseil

What a fantastic day it has been at the Charity Abseil, Ashton Memorial. A big thank you to our amazing fundraisers who signed up to take on this challenge. Some of you really conquered your Find out more

13 June 2019

Charity Fundraising Events

Can we tempt you to take part in a charity fundraising event?  We have two walks across the beautiful Morecambe Bay.  You could choose the Cross Bay Walk or Piel  Island Walk.  If you fancy Find out more

13 May 2019


Outstanding achievement by the Bay Hospitals Charity teams. Thank you doesn't seem to be enough for the grit and pure determination put in by each and every person who took part in the Keswick to Find out more

12 April 2019


Bay Hospitals Charity, the official charity of University Hospitals of Morecambe Bay NHS Foundation Trust (UHMBT) Hospitals are inviting you to take part in not one but two guided sponsored walks: Cross Bay Walk – Find out more

14 March 2019


Stagecoach in Lancaster presented Bay Hospitals Charity with a cheque for £601.86 last week. The money was raised through collections on their Santa Bus, which operated across Lancaster between 6 and 24 December 2018. Jack Find out more

7 March 2019


A Kendal mum and nana fundraising duo have raised over £14,500 for the Royal Lancaster Infirmary (RLI) to say thank you to the NHS after Louise Phillips, 37, contracted meningitis, just hours after giving birth Find out more

28 February 2019


A kind-hearted eleven-year-old girl took on ten of Wainwright’s ten highest peaks to raise money for Bay Hospitals Charity and the Special Care Baby Unit (SCBU) at Furness General Hospital (FGH). Kendal-born Cora Barker, who Find out more

20 February 2019


That new car, dream holiday or new fitted kitchen could be closer than you think as we launch  our new lottery today (19 February 2019). Each week, players have the chance to win the £25,000 jackpot plus Find out more

31 January 2019


Staff at Furness General Hospital (FGH) were today presented with £9000 worth of new equipment – thanks to the generosity of the charity Hospital Equipment Fund for Furness (HEFF) and the local people from Barrow who support the HEFF Find out more

16 January 2019

New parents room opens on SCBU at FGH

A new room, which allows parents to stay at Furness General Hospital (FGH) on the Special Care Baby Unit (SCBU) if their newly-born baby is poorly, or needs that little extra help officially opened on Find out more

5 December 2018

Christmas Jumper Day 2018

Bay Hospitals Charity, the official charity of University Hospitals of Morecambe Bay NHS Foundation Trust (UHMBT), the trust which runs the Royal Lancaster Infirmary (RLI) and Furness General Hospital (FGH) is calling on schools and businesses Find out more

2 December 2018

Lighting up our Hospitals for Christmas

Join us as we light up Christmas trees at the Royal Lancaster Infirmary and Furness General Hospital on Thursday 6 December. It is a time to reflect and remember loved ones past and present whilst Find out more

1 December 2018

Bay Hospitals Charity Christmas Auction is now live on Facebook

Bay Hospitals Charity Christmas Auction is now live on Facebook @bayhospitalscharity Saturday 1 December, 12.00 noon.  The auction will run until Monday 17 December, 12.00 noon.  We have some amazing auction lots which we are sure you will want to Find out more

21 November 2018

Christmas Raffle tickets are now on sale

Our Christmas raffle is a fun and easy way to help Bay Hospitals Charity fund the latest equipment and make our local hospitals more comfortable, ensuring patients get the best possible care and treatment across Morecambe Bay Hospitals. Find out more

29 October 2018

Raising the bar with Morecambe Bay Hospitals first nurse education and training centre

A former staff social club in the grounds of the Royal Lancaster Infirmary (RLI) has been transformed into a brand new education and training facility for nurses, midwives, allied health professionals (AHP’s) and student nurses, Find out more

23 October 2018

Bereaved couple donate cuddle cot to the RLI

A heart-breaking time for a family has been turned into something heart-warming and inspirational following their donation of a cuddle cot, blankets and hats to the maternity unit at the Royal Lancaster Infirmary (RLI). Leanne Find out more

18 October 2018

UHMBT joins local landmarks by going pink

This Friday (19 October), hospitals run by University Hospitals of Morecambe Bay NHS Foundation Trust (UHMBT) is joining the likes of Blackpool Tower and the Ashton Memorial in Lancaster by lighting up pink to raise Find out more

4 October 2018

How small change is making a big difference

Generous staff at University Hospitals of Morecambe Bay NHS Foundation Trust (UHMBT) have bought 500 eye level reading rulers for patients and staff with dyslexia, simply by donating the ‘extra’ pennies from their pay packets Find out more

5 September 2018

Kind-hearted Lancaster patient donates new plinth chair to RLI Podiatry

A kind-hearted Lancaster man has donated more than £2,000 to fund a brand new medical plinth chair for the Podiatry Department at the Royal Lancaster Infirmary (RLI). Over the last 20 years, Laurence Wilson has Find out more

6 August 2018

Thanks to Asda customers in Lancaster

Thanks to the green token scheme Asda the Diabetes Hub received a cheque for £500 from Hayley Pritchard, Community Champion. This is such a great scheme as it gives shoppers in store the choice of which local Find out more

5 July 2018

Happy Birthday NHS 70 today

Happy birthday NHS 70 today. Join us in our celebrations by hosting your own party and making a donation to your local hospital.  More information on our events page. About Bay Hospitals Charity Find out more about Find out more

31 May 2018


HELPING TO MAKE  BLOOD PRESSURE MONITORING MORE EFFECTIVE Patients in the hospitals run by University Hospitals of Morecambe Bay NHS Foundation Trust (UHMBT) will now benefit from more effective blood pressure monitoring thanks to over Find out more

16 May 2018

233,000 reasons to be thankful!

    We launched our Bayb’s Maternity Appeal at the end of January 2017 with an ambitious target of £250,000. We wanted to raise the money to fund additional equipment, services and furnishings that would Find out more

18 April 2018

Cold cap therapy for oncology patients

Bay Hospitals Charity are helping to prevent hair loss during chemotherapy for oncology patients in our hospitals. Bay Hospitals Charity has funded 15 Cool Caps The caps will be  in our Oncology Units and cost Find out more

29 March 2018

Barrow Golf Club’s new Lady Captain tees off for year of support

Teeing off for a year of fundraising to support the new South Lakes Birth Centre is community midwife and Barrow Golf Club’s new Lady Captain, Kathryn Hampson. Why Kathryn is supporting the South Lakes Birth Find out more

  • Barrow Golf Club's Lady Captain has chosen to support Bay Hospitals Charity

23 March 2018

Fundraiser aims to break £10k target by running Blackpool marathon

A Lancashire fundraiser is aiming to raise £10,000 for the Bay Hospitals Charity, by running the Blackpool Marathon, whilst at the same time raising awareness of a rare cancer, which claimed the life of a Find out more

20 March 2018

Raise money as you shop at your local Co-op

Tea-time trolley dashes have helped raise £843.78 for Bay Hospitals Charity’s Bayb’s Maternity Appeal. The donation has come from the Co-op Local Community Fund after stores in Ainslie Street, Harrell Lane, Oxford Street and Roose Find out more

  • Coop Local Community Fund supports Bay Hospitals Charity

15 March 2018

Are you ready to take on the Super Sands challenge?

Take part in our Super Sands Walk weekend this July and support your local hospitals. The Cross Bay and Piel Island walks are a fabulous way to raise money for your local hospitals, which we Find out more

  • Take on the Super Sands challenge

9 March 2018

Comedy night has Bayb’s volunteers laughing all the way to the bank

Fundraising with a smile! A charity comedy night at The Imperial Hotel, Barrow, organised by members of the Hindpool Tigers brought more than a smile to the faces of supporters of the Bayb’s Maternity Appeal Find out more

  • Hindpool Tigers donate to Bayb's Maternity Appeal

7 March 2018

Cancer survivor raises nearly £3k for the RLI oncology unit

When Janice Studholme became 60 in January, she turned her milestone birthday party into a fundraiser for the oncology unit at the Royal Lancaster Infirmary (RLI) to say thank you to staff for the care her Find out more

  • Janice Studholme has been fundraising for Oncology at RLI

7 March 2018

MedEquip4Kids see the impact of their donation to Bayb’s Appeal

MedEquip4Kids donated £28,600 to the Bayb's Maternity Appeal in July to buy six resuscitaires for the brand new South Lakes Birth Centre in Barrow. We were delighted to take Ghazala Baig, Chief Executive of MedEquip4Kids and Find out more

  • MedEquip4Kids have donated to the Bayb's Maternity Appeal

28 February 2018

Donate to our Children’s Wards this Easter

This Easter we'd love you to make a donation to our Children's Wards at Royal Lancaster Infirmary (RLI) and Furness General Hospital (FGH) rather than giving chocolate eggs. You can make a huge difference to Find out more

  • Donate to Children's Wards this Easter

27 February 2018

Full house for Bayb’s appeal

There was a full house for the Bayb’s Maternity Appeal when members of Broughton Ladies Guild staged their annual bingo and raffle night in Victory Hall, Broughton. More than 200 people played to win prizes Find out more

  • Broughton Ladies Guild are supporting the Bayb's Maternity Appeal

26 February 2018

Pupils on a roll for Bayb’s appeal

Pupils of Walney Island’s St Columba’s RC Primary School were on a roll when it came to raising funds for the Bayb’s Maternity Appeal. Children from the school’s Little Doves Nursery, Reception and Years One Find out more

  • St Columba's School are supporting the Bayb's Maternity Appeal

22 February 2018

Valentine’s Day raffle results

We are pleased to announce the results of our Valentine’s Day raffle, in aid of the Bayb’s Maternity Appeal. All proceeds will go towards making Furness General Hospital's new South Lakes Birth Centre a real Find out more

13 February 2018

Bayb’s Maternity Appeal funds baby garden

A garden designed by parents, who lost their baby daughter at birth, to give other parents facing the same trauma somewhere to find some “peace and fresh air” has been funded at the new South Find out more

  • Bereavement garden at the South Lakes Birth Centre

13 February 2018

BAE Systems staff fund donates to Bayb’s Maternity Appeal

We are delighted to announce that the Bayb’s Maternity Appeal has received a £500 donation from Barry Robinson (pictured with appeal co-ordinator Heidi Bowron) on behalf of approximately 300 BAE Systems staff, who pay into Find out more

  • BAE Platers' Fund donates to Bayb's appeal

12 February 2018

A rocking show of support for the Bayb’s appeal

We're hugely grateful that Barrow’s nursery supplies store Baby Bitz is marking its 25th birthday with the donation of a £250 Mamas & Papas rocking horse and a dolls pram with a £120 price tag, Find out more

  • Baby Bitz donate raffle prizes for the Bayb's appeal

31 January 2018

Barrow’s Elvis leaves Bayb’s appeal all shook up!

Barrow’s own Elvis, aka Neil McLaughlin, left not just his audience all shook up when he performed The King’s greatest hits at his latest concert but also, supporters of the Bayb’s Maternity Appeal. Fantastic fundraising Find out more

  • Barrow's Elvis fundraises for the Bayb's Maternity Appeal

25 January 2018

Supporters get first look at the new South Lakes Birth Centre

Farming family the Simpsons, of Arrad Foot, made it a family affair when they took up an invitation to join other supporters of the Bayb’s Maternity Appeal for a look around Furness General Hospital’s new Find out more

  • The Simpsons family have fundraised for the Bayb's Maternity Appeal

25 January 2018

Valentine’s Day raffle tickets now on sale

Support local families by taking part in our Valentine’s Day raffle, in aid of the Bayb’s Maternity Appeal. It’s just £1 a ticket and all donations will go towards making Furness General Hospital's new South Find out more

12 January 2018

Happy 1st birthday to our Barrow charity office

As far as birthday presents go, our staff and volunteers couldn’t have wished for more when we met this morning to celebrate the first anniversary of the opening of Bay Hospitals Charity's Barrow office. The office, which is Find out more

  • Celebrating the 1st anniversary of our Barrow Charity Office

29 December 2017

Review of 2017 – fantastic support for Bayb’s Maternity Appeal

We want to say a massive thank you to everyone who has supported the Bayb's Maternity Appeal since it launched in February 2017. What a difference a year makes! The maternity appeal has raised £175,000 so far. All funds Find out more

  • HEFF have been generous supporters of the Bayb's maternity appeal

18 December 2017

Gary gets switched on for Bayb’s Appeal

Barrow audio visual specialist Gary Searle, director of Park Road’s Searle Audio, has switched on his business to supporting Bay Hospitals Charity’s Bayb’s Maternity Appeal! Gary has gifted a £450, 32 inch flat screen smart Find out more

14 December 2017

Bayb’s Maternity Appeal Final Push for £75,000

When push comes to shove, Furness folk can be relied upon to dig deep as their support of the Bayb’s Maternity Appeal is testimony and now appeal co-ordinators are asking for a final festive flourish Find out more

4 December 2017

Make it a December to Remember

Remember, remember the month of December. For most of us Christmas is a time for families to get together, a time to think of friends and neighbours and a time for giving. We ask you Find out more

24 November 2017

Bayb’s Maternity Appeal total is now £175,000

Thanks to the amazing support we have received from the local community, the Bayb's Maternity Appeal now has a new total of £175,000. We are now on the final push for the last £75,000 and we need your help more Find out more

10 November 2017

Keswick to Barrow Awards

Bay Hospitals Charity are absolutely delighted to receive £4,600 at the Keswick to Barrow Awards for the Bayb's Maternity Appeal. We are so appreciative of every walker who took part this year.  Your efforts were truly amazing and Find out more

6 November 2017

Christmas Jumper Day

Get into the spirit of Christmas by wearing a festive jumper on Friday 15th December. Each year staff and visitors to the hospital put on their wooly xmas pully to raise funds for Bay Hospitals Find out more

24 October 2017

60’s 70’s night with Becki Fishwick

Unfortunately our 60's 70's night with Becki Fishwick has been cancelled due to disappointing ticket sales. Apologies to all those who were looking forward to what we had hoped would be a great night of Find out more

9 October 2017

Did you know you can donate your old £1 coins to charity?

Just a reminder that £1 coins go out of circulation on 15th October. After this date you can still donate them to your local hospitals to make a difference on our wards. Bay Hospitals Charity Find out more

3 October 2017

Bayb’s Maternity Appeal now stands at £150k

Bayb's Maternity Appeal reaches £150,000. We are over the halfway stage and with your support now on the downhill run to the £250,000. Your support has been amazing. Thank you.    

20 September 2017

Go Sober for October

Are you up for the challenge? Can you go 31 days without alcohol this October? By saying NO to the booze, you can get a whole lot healthier and raise funds for your local hospitals. Find out more

12 September 2017

Our Sporting Heroes

Well done to our amazing fundraisers who took part in Born Survivor, Tough Mudder, Great North Run and Tour de Furness. You are Bay Hospitals Charity sporting heroes. Thank you.

6 September 2017

Good luck to our fundraisers

We have a busy weekend of sporting activities including Born Survivor, Tough Mudder, Great North Run and Tour de Furness. Bay Hospitals Charity send good luck wishes to all our sporting heroes.

30 August 2017

Tour de Furness – Registration closes 7 Sept

Not long to go now. Join us and take part in this years “Tour de Furness” charity cycle event.  Don’t delay, registration closes on Thursday 7th September. Find out more

29 August 2017

Diabetes Centre receive generous donation

Councillor Robert Redfern, Mayor of Lancaster 2016-2017 presents a cheque for £15,668.59 to Dr Paul Smith, for the Diabetes Centre, Royal Lancaster Infirmary. Robert chose to support the Diabetes Centre as his charity during his Find out more

23 August 2017

Wiggle Waggle Walk Cancelled

Due to unforeseen circumstances the Wiggle Waggle Walk has been cancelled.  Please contact Bay Hospitals Charity if you would like a refund.

26 July 2017

Bayb’s Maternity Appeal hits £100,000

We have had such an amazing response to the Bayb’s Appeal.  Thanks everyone for your generosity.  We still have a way to go to reach our appeal target of £250,000 so please keep supporting us. Find out more

9 June 2017

Help! We need your unwanted gifts

If you have any unwanted presents (and lets face it we all do), please don't put them in a cupboard never to see the light of day.  Bay Hospitals Charity  can turn them into Find out more

2 June 2017

Great Runners, didn’t they do well !!

A great big thank you to our amazing runners who took part in the Great Manchester Half Marathon and £10k Run.   All 10 fabulous runners spoke of  an amazing atmosphere,  so uplifting in light of recent Find out more

9 May 2017

Freemason’s donate £600 to Bay b’s Appeal

The Freemasons recently presented a cheque for £600 towards the Bay b’s Maternity Appeal, handing the cheque over to Head of Charity and Fundraising, Paula Richardson, the masons said they Find out more

9 May 2017

Thank you to our Charity Walkers

A great big Bay Hospitals Charity Thank You to all Keswick to Barrow, Coniston to Barrow and Cross Bay Walkers.  We had a very busy weekend of events and we are so grateful to Find out more

4 May 2017

A Big Push for Bayb’s Appeal!

School Summer Term is the 'fun term' and our Bayb's Big Push Campaign is a perfect fit!  Primary Schools are being asked to help by holding health awareness days along with sponsored “Big Push” activities. The “Big Push” whilst being great Find out more

18 April 2017

Soul night raises the roof and £5,000

Local band Soul Survivors put a spring in the step of those at a sell-out Spring Dance at Hawcoat Park Social Club, Barrow, which raised nearly £5,000 for the Bayb’s Maternity Appeal. Two lucky bidders Find out more

23 February 2017

Bayb’s Maternity Appeal Launches

Bay b's appeal  has a barometer so you can see how the appeal is doing! Kindly made and donated by Furness Plastics. Less than a month since launch, a fabulous  £25,000 has been raised,  so Find out more

9 February 2017

Auction winner John signs first brick

  Mr John Herrmann is the proud sponsor of the first brick to be placed in the new foundations of the Maternity Unit at Furness General Hospital Find out more

31 January 2017

Walk and Raise Money

Fancy a real challenge? Sign up now for the Keswick /Coniston to Barrow Walks on 6th May Find out more

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20 December 2016

Morecambe Tyre Specialists Donation

More kind donations by the owner of Morecambe Tyre Specialists Mark Pollard for children visiting A&E this Christmas. Find out more

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20 December 2016

Bowerham School Chocolate Donation

A special thank you to Bowerham School who donated chocolates to children in hospital over the Christmas period. Find out more

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17 December 2016

Cartmel Young Farmers

Cartmel Young Farmers have arrived at Furness General Hospital after a 22 mile sleigh pull taking 8 hours. Find out more

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16 December 2016

Christmas Boxes from Morecambe High School

Thank you so much to the pupils of Morecambe High School for your amazing support. The pupils have put together over 50 Christmas boxes full of special gifts for Children’s Ward. Find out Find out more

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15 December 2016

Morecambe Football Club Visit

Today Children’s Ward had a lovely visit from the players of Morecambe Football Club. Find out more

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14 December 2016

Looking Good Feeling Great Ladies

Looking Good Feeling Great Ladies raised over £22,000 in 2016 with £9,000 going to the Oncology Unit. Find out more

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14 December 2016

Jo’s Appeal Donation to the Oncology Unit

Jo’s Appeal donates £7,500 to the Oncology Unit, Furness General Hospital. Find out more

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12 December 2016

South Lakes Letting Black Tie Ball

South Lakes Lettings held a black tie charity ball earlier in the year raising £1,353 for the New Maternity Unit at Furness General Hospital. Find out more

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11 December 2016

Children’s Christmas Party 2016

Thank you to all the lovely children, parents and carers who came and made the day so special. Days like this are what Christmas is all about. Find out more

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9 December 2016

Magical Sparkly Evening

Furness General Hospital had a magical sparkly evening last night when Barrow Rotary held a night of music and song. Find out more

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8 December 2016

Donations in Memory of Dean Zaccarini

Thank you for your generous donations in memory of Dean Zaccarini. On 8th December Paul Zaccarini (Dean’s Dad) proudly presented a cheque for £5,443.46 to Special Care Baby Unit, Furness General Hospital. Find Find out more

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4 December 2016

Christmas Tree Lights Switch On

A huge thank you to all the lovely people who came to this event today. We were delighted to see you. Find out more

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30 November 2016

Kirkstone Pass Car Pull

Earlier in the year an amazing group of ladies took part in the Kirkstone Pass Car Pull. It was a fantastic achievement, so much so that they managed to break their previous years record. Find out more

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23 November 2016

Jubilee Club

Thanks Maureen Cassidy, Joanne Campbell and members of the Jubilee Club for generously donating music centres, television and mugs for patients use on Oncology and Breast Care Unit. Find out more

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10 November 2016

Lanmore Fishing Club

A great big thank you to Lanmore Fishing Club for supporting the charity raising £300 for the Cardiac Care Unit, Royal Lancaster Infirmary by holding their annual fishing competition at Highfield Fisheries. Find Find out more

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1 November 2016

Trophy Pet Foods

Treat your pets to Trophy Pet Foods and a donation will go to Bay Hospitals Charity. Find out more

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19 October 2016

Consultant Ophthalmologist donates locks

A consultant at Westmorland General Hospital (WGH) is raising money for a brand new laser to treat eye conditions – the first of its kind at the hospital. Find out more

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13 October 2016

Wednesday Girls Donation

The Wednesday Girls make a donation to the Grizedale Unit in memory of their much loved friend Pauline Oscroft. Find out more

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