Category : Your Stories

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Mike’s story: A life-saving 14-hour brain surgery

In the summer of 2016, Mike was swimming on a family holiday in Croatia when...
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Southmead Hospital at Christmas: Ava’s story

On 27 November 2019, Mel was sitting at her desk at work when she felt...
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Southmead Hospital at Christmas: Sarah’s story

On 30 November 2019, Andy and Jeanette were going about their day when they received...
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Stephen’s story: Lockdown was a chance to give back to the NHS

Following two fundraising challenges, Stephen is now doing the Abseil Adventure to support Southmead Hospital...
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Honouring Mary: Anna & Jo’s story

After Mary passed away at the age of 92, her children reflect on the 18...
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Remembering Iain: Maisie’s story

After losing their beloved dad and partner Iain, Maisie and mum Sharon reflect on the...
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Olivia’s story: My sister’s fighting spirit inspired me to fundraise

After her sister was treated for a rare illness, hairdresser Olivia organised a sponsored head...
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Remembering John: Carol’s story

After her husband John was injured during a fall, Carol remembers the wonderful care of...
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Julie’s story: Make sure you say ‘thank you’ to the NHS

Julie sells crafts to raise money for the Breast Cancer Centre where she was treated....
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Laura’s story: One fundraiser became 12 months of fundraising

Laura challenged herself to 12 months of fundraising for the Bristol & Avon Multiple Sclerosis...
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Remembering Mark: Penny, Clare, and Sharon’s story

Penny, Clare, and Sharon share their memories of their son, brother, and husband, Mark. Mark...
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Tristan’s story: I had to give back to the team that saved me

Tristan turned his experience in the Intensive Care Unit into an inspiration for fundraising.
Tristan’s story about giving back

Paddy’s story: I couldn’t walk away with just a ‘thank you’

The NHS has always been there for Paddy and his family. Growing up in north...
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Tanya’s story: I stepped outside my comfort zone

Tanya, senior sister on the Stroke ward, has spurred on her team to fundraise. I’ve...
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Erin’s story: Baking for my NHS heroes

10-year-old Erin was one of the first people to sign up for our 10 Bake...
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Ben’s story: There are always people in need of a kind word

Ben volunteers to say thank you for the care his Grandad received. My Grandad was...
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John’s story: Abseiling with the Chipping Sodbury Rotary Club

The Rotary Club of Chipping Sodbury began its support of our hospitals with the Prostate...
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John’s story: I’ve lost count of the times we’ve visited the hospitals

John is a full-time carer to his mother Glenis. He set up a monthly donation...
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Graham & Sandra’s story: A lifetime of volunteering

Graham and Sandra are valued volunteers who never shy away from an opportunity to help...
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John’s story: I promised myself I’d join a fundraising event each year

John is a four-time fundraising hero, having fundraised for his colleagues and patients since joining...
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