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Set up in the summer of 2016, WISHH is the official independent Charity of Hull Hospitals. 

Our hospitals are part of the NHS, public funding has to be spent by the trust on patient care, treatment and essential equipment.  At WISHH, we fund ‘added extras’ to enhance the experience of patients, their loved ones and visitors. 

WISHH raise funds to improve facilities at both the Hull Royal Infirmary and Castle Hill Hospital. The primary aim of the Charity being to make the experience of patients, visitors and staff that much more pleasurable.  We achieve this by building upon and enhancing the facilities and services provided by the NHS.

We organise fundraising appeals to support specific areas of Hull Hospitals.  We also support community fundraisers, groups, businesses, schools and individuals who want to help us make a difference to Hull Hospitals.  Supporters can choose where the funds raised or donated can be used or support the hospital with general giving.

Examples of how WISHH has helped Hull Hospitals include, providing a Reminiscence Cinema for patients, enabling them to watch old films and share memories of growing up in Hull and the East Riding.  Working alongside a fundraiser, we have provided two breathing machines that saved her baby son’s life. Specialist weighing machines have been introduced at the Queen’s Centre in lieu of gifts wedding gifts from a former patient, which provide a print out for patients’ medical records enabling nurses to prepare medication.  Additional WISHH Wheelchairs and quite rooms on wards for patients and their families have helped enhance patients’ experience across Hull Hospitals.

Funds raised from the Midsummer Spectacular Event, will enable us to brighten ward areas and quiet rooms to support the overall wellbeing of patients, and help make their stay much more comfortable whilst they are receiving hospital care.

To find out more visit or follow us on social media @WISHHcharity.

You can contact us
[email protected] or on 01482 622299.

The Tribune Trust is a registered charity that makes grants to help groups and communities reduce crime and make their areas safer. The Trustees are especially keen to support initiatives involving young people. The Tribune Trust is a unique partnership between the High Sheriffs of the East Riding of Yorkshire and Lincolnshire, Humberside Police and the Humberside Fire and Rescue Service.

As farming began to improve in the 1830s, Farmers’ Clubs, mainly for discussion and consideration of all new methods that were being brought forward, began to be formed up and down the country, as the Victorians were much given to improving themselves.  It was in 1851 that the Driffield Farmers’ Club was formed and they held experiments with the new agricultural machinery on Mr Hopper’s farm at Kelleythorpe in 1852.  In 1853 the Farmers’ Club developed into the Driffield and East Riding Agricultural Society , but when they invited subscriptions to run an Agricultural Show, they found the greatest indifference amongst the people of Driffield, and many refused to subscribe.  However,  in 1854 the first Driffield Show was held.

‘The Driffield Agricultural Society held its first annual exhibition of farm stock, poultry, horses and implements in a field within a short distance of the town, on Wednesday 12th July, where it was clearly demonstrated that union is the strength of the farmer when spiritedly put into action, without looking for, or feeling that the great and rich are indispensable to the existence of agricultural societies, however advantageous their pecuniary aid and patronage may be to all societies whose object is the furtherance of improvement and social progress.

The success of all societies depends upon the committee and secretary who manage the affairs thereof; also much of the success attending this days exhibition lay in the selection of gentlemen well-known as first rate judges of the animals on which they were called upon to adjudicate, and appointing three judges for each description of stock.  This might have been carried also to the appointing two sets for the horses, as it frequently happens that parties who are first rate judge of cart or farm horses are not good judges of riding horses, hunters and vice versa.  This society also observed another good plan,  namely, having their judges gentlemen from some considerable distance – preventing that unfortunate petty feeling that disappointed aspirants so generally whisper about the favouritism shown to this one and the other.  From the duties of the judges being concentrated on only one sort of stock, there was plenty of time to scrutinize and calculate with greater certainty the comparative merits of each animal; therefore the awards were almost universally placed right, giving most general satisfaction, although in many cases the merits in animals were so closely balanced, that many good judges could not satisfy themselves to which the palm ought to be given;  yet, after the three judges had agreed upon the award, all seemed to feel satisfied.’

Current Society Officers are:

Society President - Mr M Parker
Society Vice Chairman - Mrs F Gilliat
Society Chairman - Mr M C Flint
Hon Treasurer - Mr P Bradbury
Chief Executive Officer - Mr D R Tite