2019 has been another incredible year for BART. Here are some snippets of what we’ve been up to:
➡Bingham’s Plant Nursery grew a field of daffodils for BART raising over £2,000!  A HUGE thank you the Bingham’s and to the very generous people of Ballyclare and Belfast who helped 
➡We were OVERWHELMED by the support we received at the 2019 Deep RiverRock Belfast City Marathon events in May and September. Over 200 of you came out to #Takepart4BART. It was great to see all the BART t shirts promoting awareness.  In our year as one of the official Belfast City Marathon charities we raised almost £30,000! 
➡Our annual BART Walk supporters raised £50,000 for our research projects!
➡Irish Paediatric Orthopaedic Society (IPOS) held their annual conference in Belfast and BART was delighted to be one of their sponsors.  The Society share knowledge and understanding of paediatric orthopaedic disorders to advance diagnosis and treatment.

There have been so many key moments and so many people to thank for their support and accomplishments are only possible with patient participation and  donations. Thank you from the BART Team.

The BART office is now closed for the Christmas period.  We will reopen on 2 January  and we’ve got another exciting year ahead of us in 2020!  Small charities such as BART rely on the commitment and generosity of our donors and volunteers .   Thank you to everyone who has supported us in 2019.

Don’t forget to visit the MITRE Christmas Fair on Wednesday 11th December from 9.30 am – 1.00 pm.  Join us at the seating area,  outside the MITRE shop in Musgrave Park Hospital.  There are great prizes to be won on the day.

Thanks to all our supporters who have donated this year through the Charities Trust and Charities Aid Foundation, Payroll Giving schemes open to all UK employers. It enables staff to donate straight from their pay to their chosen charity. Make every payday count with Payroll Giving. It's the smartest way for people to give to the causes they care about.



Meet Ursula one of our BART Heroes pictured with her daughter and read her patient journey.


I started running at age 11 years and I had surgery on my knee when I was 16 as a result of a bad fall in a cross country race. I was told then it could give trouble when I was older but at age 16 I never gave it a second though! I continued a very happy and successful running career including competing in the 1990 Commonwealth Games.  However, that all ended in 2000 with medical advice (and a lot of pain).   I went on to have a full knee replacement in July 2014. I didn’t deliberately set out to resume running, I was happy to be pain free but I did a lot of swimming and gym work and then just started to jog warm ups etc with my group of young athletes and my knee felt amazing. But I never overdo it and I supplement with swimming and strength exercises.  I currently coach endurance athletes at the City of Lisburn AC.  I feel the work BART does is so important and can make the difference in the quality of life people can have post hip/knee surgery.  In 2019 I decided to take part in the Belfast City Marathon and was joined by lots of BART supporters.  It was a great day and I was delighted to be able to raise awareness  and funds for the essential work the team carry out,  improving the lives of those who are having or have had joint replacements.


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