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Better Lives is the official charity of Bradford District Care NHS Foundation Trust (BDCFT). BDCFT is a provider of high quality mental health, community and learning disability services across the Bradford, Airedale, Wharfedale, Craven and Wakefield communities.

Better Lives aims to enhance the care provided by BDCFT through charitable activity by improving the physical and mental wellbeing of our staff, patients, service users and their families.

Charity number: 1130011

 

How can you support Better Lives?

Fundraising 

Better Lives runs many fundraising activities throughout the year that staff, friends, family and people from the local communities can come and get involved in. Take a look at our activity calendar to see the events that we have run this year. You can also follow us on Twitter and Facebook to keep up to date with Charity news and share your pictures if you have taken part in any activities. 

Although we run activities throughout the year, we also like to encourage our staff, service users, friends, families and those from our communities to host their own fundraising activities or events, this can be anything from hosting your own bake sale to taking on your friends in a sponsored danceathon. 

A fantastic example of self fundraising for Better Lives is Better Lives Rocks.  Sarah Firth has set a target of £3000 to fundraise by the end of 2022 through painting Better Lives Rocks, choose any design and either keep it, gift it or hide it to be found to spread awareness of Better Lives and the work we do. 

Image of a Better Lives rock, hand painted with the charity logo. Text reads: #BetterLivesRocks. 1.Tell me what you would like. 2. I paint your rock. 3. I will let you know when it's ready. 4. Arrange collection/delivery (close to New Mill Saltaire). 5. Make a donation at www.justgiving.com/fundraising/betterlivesrocks

Amazon Smile 

If you purchase items through Amazon why not use Amazon Smile. When you shop through Amazon Smile, you can link your existing Amazon account and select Better Lives as your chosen charity, this means a percentage of the amount you pay is donated back to us at no additional cost to you! 

For more information on Amazon Smile visit: smile.amazon.co.uk: You shop. Amazon gives.

JustGiving 

Donations of any amount are always welcome through the Better Lives JustGiving page and it’s a great page to look at for fundraising inspiration by looking at the activities that have run previously.

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Charity Trustee

Better Lives is the official charity of Bradford District Care NHS Foundation Trust and the Trust operates as a Corporate Trustee for the Charity. The responsibility for the management and use of the funds held lies with the board of the Trust.  

Hear how Better Lives has made a difference to our carers:


Read more about how your donations have made a difference in the lives of those who use our services.

Contact us

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Helen Verity, Fundraising Officer

Claire Blamires, Charity Administrator 

​​​​​​​Email: betterlivescharity@bdct.nhs.uk

Phone: 01274 251575

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