Bedfordshire Hospitals NHS Charity

Take heART

Fundraising for The Bedfordshire Hospitals NHS Charity
£230
raised of £5,000 target
by 4 supporters
We fund enhancements and added extras to make our patients stay more comfortable

Story

Take heART was formed in July 2021 by a group of like-minded
staff members who are all passionate about increasing the availability of the
Arts for our patients, visitors and staff.

Find out more about us here: 

take
heART - Charity (bedfordshirehospitals.nhs.uk)

Our key aims are:

  1. To
    support and enhance wellbeing among patients, visitors and staff to our
    hospitals through the Arts
  2. To
    foster links between our hospitals and the communities they serve through the
    Arts
  3. To
    aim for parity in the provision of the Arts at both of our hospital sites

What have we achieved
so far?

We have completed 9 large projects bringing new art to the
walls of our 2 hospital sites

We have run multiple highly popular and successful creative
workshops for hundreds of staff members aimed at improving their wellbeing and
a sense of connection

We have listened to more than 1,000 of our staff and patients
who have voted on what art they would like to see on our walls 

We have collaborated with our surrounding communities,
including other charities, local schools, the University of Bedfordshire and
several local artists

We have been featured on the BBC and other websites

Bedfordshire Hospitals
artwork aims to improve wellbeing - BBC News

"Nature
scenes reduce stress and restore energy" | Paintings in Hospitals

Photography
students brighten up local hospitals with new exhibit | University of
Bedfordshire (beds.ac.uk)

What do people say
about our projects?

“Very enjoyable. I
really relaxed and just had fun for a few minutes.  I got to discover my creative side too!”
- 
Staff member at a creative workshop

“Yes please to more
chances to make art and appreciate art”
- Staff member

“Investment in my
surroundings makes me feel valued as a human being working in healthcare”

With your support we could do so much
more:

  • Deliver
    patient-centred creative projects
  • Introduce
    new art-forms – for example music, poetry, dance
  • Continue
    to bring new visual art to the walls throughout both of our hospital sites,
    particularly waiting rooms and ward areas
  • Establish
    a regular programme of staff creative workshops
  • Build
    on existing links with our communities through collaborative creative projects

How are we funded?

We rely largely on donations and grants.  We depend on your generosity to maintain and
expand our Arts programme in our hospitals. 
If you would like to support us please donate here.

About the charity

Bedfordshire Hospitals NHS Charity raise funds for appeals and to support Wards and Departments to provide a comfortable environment for our patients and their families. All funds raised support a specific appeal, ward, department or is used where it is needed most to support patient care.

Donation summary

Total raised
£230.00
+ £50.00 Gift Aid
Online donations
£230.00
Offline donations
£0.00

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