About Us

Ward 7

Bradford Royal Infirmary

Duckworth Lane




Tel: 01274 364168



Site Under Construction - please bear with us.

A Brief History Of The Fund


Annette Fox was a local Bradford girl who died of Leukaemia in 1980 aged 17 years.


The Annette Fox Leukaemia Research Fund was set up by Annette's parents (Colin and Irene), hospital

staff and colleagues in her memory.


The first official meeting of the Fund was held on 12th July 1983 at the residence of Professor Liakat Parapia. In attendance were Colin and Irene Fox, Jeffrey Cox, Pauline Sharp, Alan Mearns, Chris and

Liakat Parapia. The Funds initial name was "Annette Fox Leukaemia Fund" and the bank account was

held within the Bradford Hospitals under the name of "Haematology Fund".


It was agreed to register the fund as a charity with appointed Trustees.


It finally became a registered charity in 1985, the first Trustees being Colin and Irene Fox, Jeffrey Cox, Pauline Sharp, Chris and Liakat Parapia.


In 1993 the Trustees and many supporters were thrilled when a dedicated Haematological Unit was built

on Ward 7 at the Bradford Royal Infirmary, at a cost of £650,000 to the Charity. iI was opened by the Duchess of Kent. The Annette Fox Haematology Unit offered patients privacy and dignity with en-suite rooms, own TV/Video and entertainment systems and modern bright furnishings. The unit also offered

the opportunity for patients to be treated as day cases. This facility has become so essential that it has outgrown itself twice over. In 2008 a further £165,000 was spent on enlarging the clinical space and refurbishing the day unit.






The work of the Annette Fox Leukaemia Research now encompasses a wide range of projects;

supporting research, promoting training of specialist nurses, employing a Clinical Nurse Specialist

and a Sessional Aromatherapist, buying specialist equipment and assisting individual patients suffering financial hardship as a result of their illness.