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What is The Forever Friends Appeal

The Forever Friends Appeal are the fundraising charity for the Royal United Hospitals Bath. They raise money to make a real difference to patients and their families by funding:

  • Major builds/redevelopments to create holistic and welcoming environments e.g. The Dyson Cancer Centre, the RNHRD and Therapies Centre

  • Specialist medical equipment for all wards and departments

  • Research and innovations as well as staff resources

  • Support services e.g. the Friendly Faces Project - helping people living with Dementia during their stay in hospital.

Since 1999, The Forever Friends Appeal has raised more than £20 million for the RUH. From January 2019, The Forever Friends Appeal are organising a number of special events to mark 20 years of fundraising.

With your support, The Forever Friends Appeal can continue to help enhance the care and treatment of patients.


Our Cause

The Dyson Centre for Neonatal Care opened its doors on the 23rd July 2011 to its first babies. The Royal United Hospital Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU), in Bath, has been transferred from its existing small, cramped facilities into its pioneering new home.

The Dyson Centre for Neonatal care  funded as a 50/50 partnership by NHS budgets and fundraising by The Forever Friends Appeal, has resulted in a dramatically different and improved environment in which the RUH can care for the 500 premature and sick babies that it looks after each year. A pioneering holistic and therapeutic approach towards the new building has created a new low carbon unit allowing the staff to practice new methods of care for premature and sick babies.

For each cushion sold £20 is donated to NICU where it is primarily used on maintaining and improving the facilities for every baby and his/her parents.