We go the extra mile…

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With your help, you could make this the best year yet

Who we are

Bright Northumbria is a registered charity which was formed in 1998. Donations make it possible for us to support a number of projects which can make a huge difference to our patients and staff. We aim to bring a little brightness to the world and improve the patient experience for those accessing Northumbria NHS’ services as well as allowing our staff to provide the very best care.

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What we do

We have helped to fund a huge range of projects across Northumbria Healthcare, which without your generous donations would not have been possible. From creating calm sanctuaries for staff and patients, to transforming ward spaces to make patients with Alzheimer’s feel safer. Our communities are at the heart of everything we do.

Where our
funds are spent and
the impact we have


Volunteer hours worked


Healthcare professionals trained in Tanzania


Refurbished rooms across hospital trust sites


Profits raised by NVS Shops to support our hospitals

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Customers at our
NVS shops


Gifts delivered to patients on Christmas day


Patient, staff and community projects delivered in 2022

With your help, you could make this the best year yet

The work of our charity is incredibly far-reaching

Our work includes the Healing Arts, International work, D/Deaf Awareness and the Environment.

These are just a few photographs that capture some of our most memorable moments, you can find out more about the people we have worked with and supported here.

Our volunteers make it possible

We couldn’t do what we do without the support of our incredible volunteers, who are always on hand to help our patients, and always with a smile. From helping with meal times across all of our wards, to maintaining the designated wellbeing areas, no job is too big.

Do you want to get involved?

Volunteering can be highly rewarding.