More than £10,000 has been raised by Bolton NHS Foundation Trust staff to help the patients they care for.

The teams hosted three seperate fundraising events over the past two months which raised £10,800.

Highlights included Bolton's breast Services team organising Breast Glitter Ball, which took place at the Holiday Inn Bolton Centre and raised £8,030.

The vital funds raised at this glitz event are being used, amongst other things, to buy mastectomy bras for patients, post surgery.

Bolton is the only trust to provide the bras free of charge to patients in Greater Manchester.

Andrea McCann, Breast Services Unit Manager at Bolton NHS Foundation Trust, said: “The glitter ball was absolutely wonderful and everyone had a really good time.

“I think because of Covid-19, everyone just let themselves relax and have a good dance on the dancefloor.

“Thank you to everyone who came, it was lovely to see so many patients and colleagues there and thank you especially to my colleague Annette Trengove for her hard work organising.”

The Health Improvement team on Bolton's children ward cycled more than 260 miles as well as hosting a bake sale.

Doctors, nurses, physios and support staff cycled on exercise bikes from Bolton to the Florence Nightingale statue in London - and a little bit further - raising £2,060.

Jayne Simpson, practice educator at Bolton NHS Foundation Trust, said: “We are astounded by the generosity of everyone who has donated.

“A huge thank you to each and every one of you, the support was really appreciated.”

And finally, members of the trust's strategy and transformation team raised £790 by taking on the Yorkshire Three Peaks challenge, completing 24 miles in 13.5 hours.

Sarah Skinner, charity manager at Our Bolton NHS Charity, said: “I am so proud of all my colleagues for putting in such hard work, dedication and effort into raising money to help other people.

“Thank you so much for all you do and know that all your endeavours will be used to enhance the care of patients at Bolton NHS Foundation Trust.”

The charity campaign has now raised more than £12,800 since its launch.