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People are at the core of our work. The stories we receive from patients, families, and friends who we’ve helped are heart-warming, poignant and inspiring. Often against the odds.

Stories strike even closer to home when they relate to life’s emergencies, the courage of individuals and the dedication of medical teams. Our hospitals encounter these events every day.

Read these remarkable stories. If you can help us make more happy endings through fundraising or donations, you’ll be making a real difference to people’s lives.

Hannah Curr’s Story

I wanted to volunteer because I was so grateful for all that the hospitals had done for me. I especially enjoy being an events volunteer because of the range of opportunities available at Nottingham Hospitals Charity. Volunteering is great fun and I...

Carmen Moore’s Story

“I wanted to do more to support children and help a charity. I like to keep busy and volunteering is a great way to use my time. The staff at Nottingham Hospitals Charity are very friendly and I enjoy...

Whitehead family’s story

A Nottingham Dad whose four-year-old son was diagnosed with Leukaemia after collapsing at playgroup found that taking on a 24-hour, 300-mile cycle challenge proved a turning point for him.

Trade Association’s story

National corporate trade body, the British Edible Pulses Association (BEPA), took on a challenge after their former President, Paddy Barrett’s family were helped by Nottingham’s Hospitals.

Abbie Anderson’s story

Nine year old Abbie Anderson took a unique decision for her ninth birthday and decided to donate her birthday money to the Children’s Cancer Wards in Nottingham, as well as the Mother and Baby Unit.

Carly and Martin’s story

When Carly Williams’ and Martin Sommerville’s first child, Zephyr, was stillborn at Nottingham City Hospital, they felt the midwives and staff surrounded them with care and compassion.

Edwards family story

Mum and dad, Alix and Gethin Edwards, are incredibly proud of their young son, Leo.

Community’s story

Local community group, the Nottinghamshire Kidney Units Appeal, came together to raise money for an issue dear to their hearts.

Judith & Melissa’s story

Melissa is one of a team of complementary therapists based at the Hayward House specialist palliative care unit at Nottingham City Hospital and in addition to part-funding Melissa’s post the Charity provides substantial funding for four other therapists.

Yu Energy’s team story

Yu Energy’s enthusiastic staff team decided to partner with the Charity at the early stages of a major three year £3million appeal, The Big Appeal, raising funds for Nottingham Children’s Hospital to help change the lives of over 60,000...

Former Lord Mayor’s story

“When deciding which charities to support during my year in office I wanted to choose one which would reflect my personal experience,” says Former Lord Mayor of Nottingham, Councillor Mohammed Saghir

Joan Charlett’s Story

In 2008, having received excellent treatment from a breast surgeon and his team at the Nottingham Breast Institute, I decided that I wished to do something to thank him. His specialism is Oncoplastic Reconstructive Breast Surgery and I found...