News & Stories

Graham Willis & Pat’s People

Graham Willis set up Pat’s People in memory of his late wife Patricia in 2010. It has raised over £39,000 to support research into cancer conditions of the liver at Leeds Teaching Hospitals, through the Leeds Cares-operated Rays of Hope Trust Fund.

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How an NCS group project supported Day One Trauma Support

Last year, 10 young people enrolled on the NCS (National Citizen Service) autumn programme decided to collaborate with Day One on their project. ‘Team Jackman’ met Day One peer support volunteers and the Day One Case Worker at the LGI to find out more about the needs of the Day One trauma support service.

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Leeds Cares funds first Clinical Research Fellow in support of the Brain Research Appeal

In December 2018, Leeds Cares funded a new Clinical Research Fellow in the Neurosciences Department at the LGI. We spoke to Helen Ford, Clinical Neurologist on the Adult Neurology Ward about what this new appointment means for staff and patients.

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Leeds Cares funds calming artwork in High Dependency Unit at St James’s Hospital

Thanks to the generosity of our Leeds Cares supporters, we have been able to improve several areas around Leeds Teaching Hospitals by installing artwork designed to make patients feel comfortable and at ease.

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Meet Catherine Clark: Day One Peer Support Volunteer

“I first got involved with Day One when I was waiting for surgery on my pelvis. My surgeon, Prof Giannoudis advised me to talk with Sarah, a previous patient who had also fractured her pelvis and had similar surgery that I would soon be going through.

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Software Programme funded by Leeds Cares successfully improves patient care

In November 2017 Leeds Cares funded £6,000 to launch the OLINDA Dosimetry Software Programme on the Nuclear Medicine Department at Leeds Teaching Hospitals.

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Meet Terry: Leeds Cares Volunteer

Terry Roberts is one of our dedicated Leeds Cares volunteers. 83 year-old Terry has always worked in the charity sector, volunteering whenever he can! He started volunteering in 1970 and has been fundraising for Leeds Teaching Hospitals for the past 49 years raising more than £100,000.00!

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Meet Sandra and Pam: Breast Cancer Action Volunteers

Sandra Whitehead and Pam Kennedy give up their time every Wednesday to volunteer on the Breast Unit at St James’s Hospital.

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Meet Maureen: Leeds Cares Volunteer

Meet 75 year-old Maureen Dickinson. She is one of our dedicated volunteers who has been involved with the Leeds Cancer Centre and has volunteered at Leeds Cares for the past four years!

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Meet John: Leeds Cares Volunteer

72 year-old John Pearson is one of our inspirational volunteers who gives up his time to support Leeds Cares. John volunteers with the fundraising team every single Thursday!

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