Local school raises over £2500 for ROH Charity










Local School Raises over £2500 for Children & Young Peoples Appeal.


On Friday 29th April we were lucky enough to attend St Laurence Church School in Northfield to present the students and teachers with their very own fundraising certificate having raised over £2500 for ROH Charity. 

Millie – School Ambassador, aged 11 kindly explained to us how the Lenten project works at St Laurence Church School: 

“Someone from the Charity comes at the beginning to explain what the Charity does (I did this on behalf of the ROH-to “launch” the Lenten project due to COVID).  It lasts for the month of Lent (hence the title).

Each week, a different year group leads, all 4 years in the school. This then happens for 4 weeks. 

Each lunchtime, the children hold stalls, where other children pay money to take part (games, raffles etc)

As well as the daily lunchtime stalls, there are other organised fundraisers during lent for the selected charity:

Lenten disco, Sponsored walk, Sponsored Danceathon, Frozen Friday (Ice cream sale), Bake sale (cakes), Silver service (the staff and year 6 children wait on the younger children who buy tickets), Children’s raffle, Adult raffle,  Non-uniform day.”

Students chose ROH Charity as their Charity of choice for their 2021 Lenten project and have asked for the funds to support our Children & Young People’s Outpatient Department. 

“We really value these key community partnerships and really value when children themselves, take it upon themselves to support us. The funds raised will enable us to give young patients at ROH an even better hospital experience and for that we are so grateful” – Ali Gray, Charity Manager 

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Great Birmingham Run 2022 #TeamROH




#TeamROH conquer The Great Birmingham Run 2022



#TeamROH successfully took part in The Great Birmingham Run last Sunday and raised a whopping £2782.09 including gift aid, towards our general appeal. 

The last time the event took place was back in 2019, so it was lovely to see ROH Charity represented at the event once again. 

It was lovely to have both staff and patients taking part in the event, many of whom have shared their various reasons for taking part in these fundraising initiatives: 

“The expert care I received at ROH throughout the month that I was in hospital was amazing; I am back home with my family and able to take part in this event because of the first-class professionals that work there” Jon– Patient at ROH 

We would like to say a huge thank you to all the fundraisers who took part, as well as all those who donated to their team page or took the time to attend the event on the day!  

To visit the team’s JustGiving pages and hear their stories, visit justgiving.com/campaign/ROHbirminghamrun2022 . 

All funds raised will support patients, staff and research trials at The Royal Orthopaedic Hospital. 

Submit your #TeamROH photos by emailing roh.charitablefunds@nhs.net

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#GivingTuesdayNow is a global day brought to encourage giving in light of the current global crisis. We would like to say a huge thank you to those who have supported us over the last few weeks through these unprecedented times.

We have received over £55,000 worth of support which has meant we are able to support patients and staff in ways we haven’t been able to before.

Here are some examples of how we have been able to support them:


We have funded numerous Ipads to be distributed across our wards so that patients can video-call loved ones. This has given patients an added boost to help them feel more positive about their hospital stay, helped to make people feel less anxious and also helped families feel more at ease.

Supportive equipment:

We have sourced additional sensory equipment for patients experiencing severe anxiety, memory loss and confusion. This equipment has been able to help soothe these patients. Ward staff have been playing music from different eras to help soothe patients and it has proven to really lift spirits.

Well-being Packs:

We are very aware of the stress staff members working at the hospital are experiencing at the moment. Many of whom who are in direct contact with potential or confirmed COVID-19 cases. Today we have delivered well-being packs to staff members to help show them we care. These are filled with goodies to help boost their morale at the current time. Chocolate, hot drink sachets, mental health information and vouchers for our in-house café.

We are also looking at supporting the following over the next few weeks:

  • Online platforms for patient support with physiotherapy needs
  • Nightwear for patients
  • Patient care packages.

We are always looking for new ways to support patients and staff through this time. If you would like to support us through this journey, visit www.rohcharity.org/covid-19 or contact us on roh.charitablefunds@nhs.net .

Thankful Friday Wk3 (1/5/2020)

Another week of lockdown and yet another week of tremendous generosity from our community. The public, patients, staff members; you name it everyone has got involved. We’d like to say a huge thank you to the below for supporting us during this time.

Gifts in kind received this week:

  • Cadbury World, for donating 3000 Easter eggs to our staff
  • Loft25 for donating surgical gowns and overalls
  • Innocent drinks for donating 2000 drinks to our staff members
  • Cakeyourday_x for donating cupcakes to our physiotherapy team
  • The Work Perk for donating Iced coffee sachets for our staff members
  • Chung Ying food for donating hot meals to our staff members
  • Inspired By Hope for donating 800 sets of surgical scrubs
  • Wild Nutrition for donating immune support supplements
  • Halfpenny Vineyards for donating a huge food hamper to staff on ward 10 & 12
  • The Punchbowl for donating sweet treats
  • Akrams for donating hot meals to our physio team

As part of the monies received from NHS Charities Together as well as your amazing donations we will be distributing care packs to every staff member working within the hospital next week. This is a great way for us to say thank you to them for their hard work, and make sure they know they are appreciated by their community


We’d like to say a huge thank you to staff member and fundraiser Gemma for live streaming her very own Rainbow makeup tutorial on Saturday 25th April 2020. She managed to raise an incredible £130 through sharing her new makeup look with her followers, and we couldn’t be happier.

Check out her fundraising pages

Sister Natalie has yet again been distributing donations to ward areas across the Royal Orthopaedic Hospital in order to give staff members that added boost they all need. Natalie has managed to raise her target of £1000, which has been distributed to the ward and frontline areas in essential supplies. Toiletries, vitamins and sweet treats to give them an added boost. All this has been done whilst Natalie is working as a full-time nurse at the trust and a family at home. Simply incredible.

We can’t thank her enough for her generosity and motivation during this time.

Check out her fundraising pages:

ROC | Royal Orthopaedic Charity

Bristol Road South
B31 2AP

Registered Charity Number: 1078046

Call: 0121 6854379
Email: roc@nhs.net 

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