Your donations helped bring more than 70 performances to patients and staff in our hospitals in December 2023.

We supported the University Hospitals Bristol and Weston NHS Foundation Trust's Arts & Culture Team with their Audio Advent programme by providing a grant of £2,000.

Performances included:

  • Poetry by Beth Calverley
  • Music from Tamsin and Beth, the Musicians-in-Residence
  • Christmas singalongs in public areas of the hospitals and some wards
  • UHBW staff and choir volunteer performances
  • Professional musicians
  • Local schools
  • Groups such as Bristol Reggae Orchestra

We want to say a huge thank you to all of the performers for sharing their music in the hospital spaces and spreading some festive cheer to patients and staff.


"Thank you very much for cheering us up" - Staff member in radiopharmarcy 

"Thank you for the mini concert earlier, the staff and patients really enjoyed it and it has got us in the festive mood." - Staff member in orthopaedic outpatients

"It is really nice to have some festive atmosphere - thanks for bringing smiles to all of us who watched and listened, and most importantly giving some patients something to appreciate and get out of the bed for." - Staff member reflecting on UHBW choir singalong 

"I haven't left the ward for two weeks, that really lifted my spirits." - Patient

Make a donation and help make the hospitals a more welcome environment for patients and staff.