While we accept donations to all of our 165+ funds at any time, we will occasionally run appeals for specific facilities or pieces of equipment.

Often our wards and departments will identify something that would be beneficial to patients. This might be something that cannot be funded through normal NHS sources and the service’s own charitable fund does not have the funds to cover the full cost.

We will also regularly run events and campaigns for you to get involved in while fundraising for the fund of your choice.

See below for details of our current campaigns and appeals.

Family of Sunderland-born Liverpool and England Footballer thank NHS staff in fundraising appeal

Brian Henderson, 66, father of Sunderland-born England footballer Jordan Henderson has launched an appeal to help repay the NHS team which saved him after his cancer diagnosis in 2014, Brian's cancer was found in his tongue, throat and lymph glands.

Now, Brian, and his wife Donna, from Washington, are leading a campaign to raise £85,000 to buy a high-end endoscopy called a ‘Spectar EndoFlex System’.

The new equipment will be used by the specialist clinical team including doctors, nurses and speech and language therapists based within the Ear, Nose and Throat (ENT) department at Sunderland Royal Hospital.

Brian and Donna will be undertaking a lot of fundraising activities over the coming months to help them reach their target.

To support Brian and Donna please click on the button below to visit the JustGiving page they have set up to collect donations.