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Bring a little magic to someone in hospital this Christmas...

Help us make sure the children and older people in the hospitals we support have a Christmas that's as special as possible.


How you can help

You can help us do more for the patients in the hospitals we support.

Run 10K. Bake a cake. Fill a collection tin. Get involved on Twitter. Whether you have 30 seconds to spare or a lot longer, you can help.

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Apply for funding


We provide funding for innovative research, equipment and community projects beyond the capacity of the NHS. If eligible, you can apply for funding of up to £500,000.

More on grants

Special Purpose Funds

SPFs are funds with specific purposes in our hospitals, usually linked to a ward or service. See if you can access these funds and improve care for your patients.

More on Special Purpose Funds


Trauma appeal

Trauma is the biggest disease you've never heard of, and the leading cause of death for people aged under 40 in the UK.

Help save lives

Send a Smile with Santa

This Christmas, Send a Smile - and help us make sure the children and older patients in the hospitals we support have a Christmas that's as special as possible.

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Ben and Sophie at Transformation

#TransformTrauma: Why we need to keep fighting

On 19th November, we brought you Transformation. It was a fantastic night of music but, more importantly, it also showcased the life-changing impact that traumatic injury can have on people.

Let’s celebrate the power of giving!

This Giving Tuesday, 29th November, we’d like to take the opportunity to say a big thank you to all of you for your support: We couldn’t do all that we do without our supporters.

Rukhsana Merrise on stage at Barts Charity's Transformation concert

Our life-changing night of music

On Saturday night, with the help of three inspirational survivors, four amazing artists and one great host, over 1,000 of you helped us shine light on trauma with Transformation.

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