Welcome to the Countess of Chester Hospital's fundraising page

We are one of more than 300 registered charities in the UK associated with NHS hospitals or organisations. Together these charities contribute £400million each year to patient care. Our aim is not to fund patient care, but to enhance and improve it, providing grants for projects that are over and above those served by government funding. We currently have over 80 funds within the hospital to support.

Our latest appeal, Babygrow, was launched in December 2012 and its aim is to raise £3 million to rebuild the Hospital's Neonatal Unit. Find out more >>

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This week's news

Babygrow Week

The week with the extra day seemed the best week to have our Babygrow Week! We have a lot going on for you to get involved in and also we hope that some of you can organise your own event – a dress down or up day or the ever popular cake sale!

On Tuesday we look forward to welcoming Councillor Alex Black and Mrs Janet Black, the Sheriff of Chester and Sheriffs Lady to a Business breakfast at The Countess and a tour of the neonatal unit.

Wednesday will see lots of collectors out in Chester City Centre collecting spare change for the appeal – we need more people to help with this – if you can spare a couple of hours please contact

On Friday Babygrow supporters will be in Waterstones Chester selling a booklet telling the stories of babies cared for in the neonatal unit. This booklet has been written by Susan Pemberton and printed by MBNA so all money raised will benefit the appeal.

Saturday sees us in The Grosvenor Shopping Centre where we will be selling raffle tickets for our Fifty Fantastic Family Days Out raffle which will be drawn on the 31st March. Thank you to all the companies that donated the fantastic prizes including tickets for Chester Zoo, Chester Boats, Martin Mere, Blue Planet, Port Sunlight Museum and many many more. There is even the chance to win a Beach Hut for the day! Tickets are £1 and are also available from the fundraising office. If you would like some books to sell for us please contact

Sunday 5th March is of course Mother’s Day – we want you to share, on facebook, your lovely photos of you and your babies and remind us all what this fundraising is all about. We will be sharing your posts and hope that you all have a wonderful day.

Call the office on 01244 366240 to get involved or join us! Or you can email


Latest Events

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Whilst some events are organised by the Fundraising Office, many more are organised or supported by private individuals, organisations and our many corporate sponsors.

If you are interested in organising your own event, please contact Kathy Kenney or Angie Lopez our Community Fundraisers in the Fundraising Office on 01244 366672, or

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