Grant Updates

We are always delighted to hear back from the charities that we donate grants to. It's particularly good to learn how our grant is making a change to the lives the charity help. Here are some of the most recent updates we have received. 

November 12, 2019

An update from Cleveland Mountain Rescue Team

Cleveland Mountain Rescue Team received a grant from the Hospital Saturday Fund of £2000 in February 2019.  Some of this grant was spent on much needed frontline medical equipment which included full body Mediwrap blankets.

These are used with a variety of patients to protect them from the cold, wound and equipment contamination and any type of weather conditions on the North Yorkshi...

November 12, 2019

Elise Lepicard, PhD Researcher, The Institute of Cancer Research 

Oracle Cancer Trust Research Programme

Improving a Head and Neck Tumour’s Sensitivity to Radiotherapy Treatment

Head and neck cancer (HNC) is the sixth most common form of cancer worldwide. Each year around 600,000 people worldwide are diagnosed with one of the 30 types. Our aim is that everyone diagnosed with HNC receives effective treatment and goes on to thrive...

New pool steps allow easier movement in and out of the pool during hydrotherapy sessions

The Chiltern MS Centre provides long-term physical, practical and emotional support for MS sufferers, their families and carers. Hydrotherapy is an extremely useful form of exercise as it allows people with MS to be able to exercise using the additional support and resistance that water provides.

The Hospital Saturday Fund was happy to provi...

October 24, 2019

John Greenwood presents a grant cheque for £9,000.

 I had previously visited Hearing Dogs for Deaf People in August of this year. At that time, I was simply assessing the charity’s grant application.

Read about my previous visit here

Now in October, with John Greenwood accompanying me, I was delighted to return and present the charity with a cheque for £9,000 towards funding their Active Hearing Dog Partnerships.

As before, John a...

Paul Jackson presents Tamsin Trevarthen with a cheque for £9,000

We reported our original visit with Tamsin Trevarthen, Trustee of the CSF Leak Association, in May 2019. Visit Report here

We were there to assess a grant towards “Leakline” – an online education and support hub for people suffering with spinal CSF leaks. As a result of our visit, we had the pleasure on 29th July 2019 of presenting Tamsin with a cheque for £9,000.


April 17, 2019

We recently received a note of thanks from Theodora Children’s Charity, who we awarded a grant to in February of this year. Within this update they explained how the provided funding will be used towards enhancing the lives of children in hospital.

Theodora Children’s Charity emphasised the great fear that a child faces whilst in hospital. This can be attributed to the lack of understanding on their condition and the accompanyi...

April 17, 2019

The Hospice of St Francis in Berkhamsted is a leading centre of excellence in the provision of palliative and end of life care to adults with life-limiting illnesses living in Hertfordshire and Buckinghamshire. The charity’s scope also extends far beyond their primary care service, providing support to family, friends and carers, as well as fundraising events and charity stores.

The rehab team offers a variety of physiotherapy-...

April 17, 2019

The Teapot Trust was set up in 2010 by Laura and John Young in memory of their daughter Verity. Verity spent most of her short life “coping with illness and managing the effects that her treatment (first for lupus then for cancer) had upon her young body”. During her time in hospital, Verity often turned to art as a way of coping with her conditions and as a self-expression tool.

The Teapot Trust was formed on the premise of pr...

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The Hospital Saturday Fund 
A Registered Charity in the UK No 1123381 and in Ireland No 20104528
Registered Office: 24 Upper Ground, London SE1 9PD
President: The Lord Mayor of London
Chief Executive: Paul W Jackson MSc BA(Hons) DChA