"Charity" is the 46th episode of Casualty and the 6th episode of the 4th series. It was preceded by "Vital Spark" and followed by "Victim of Circumstances". The episode was directed by Sue Butterworth and written by Margaret Phelan.
A charity ball is being held at the hospital in aid of a new children’s unit, they auction a car and raise £16,000. Valerie is there, while her friend Fanny’s husband Simon, collapses in the hospital grounds. Jimmy finds him and takes him into A&E, where it's discovered he’s had a stroke.
A young girl, Katie, is having a severe asthma attack in a caravan where she lives. Her parents, Des and Rosie, wait for a GP, who fails to turn up. Des then drives to a phone box, and his car breaks down. After finally getting an ambulance, guests at the ball block the path to A&E, stretchered in from the hospital entrance she dies in CRASH.
An elderly man, Ivor Maitland, is brought in after collapsing, he has thrombosis of the leg, but Duffy discovers he has been mistreating his wife, Avril – and tries to advise her, but she still goes back to him.
An old lady, Mrs Grady, is taken in, she is dying of cancer, and is forced to wait in the hospital corridor until a bed becomes available, Megan tries to make her as comfortable as possible.
New SHO Richard Godley, treats a woman, Sarah, with stomach pains. He calls out his boss, Dr Lewis, who is angry he missed an ectopic pregnancy. Tired and upset, Richard overdoses, but Lucy manages to save him, and she has a go at Dr Lewis for his care free attitude.
Duffy treats a teenage punk, Mr Roberts, with a hand injury, after he’s been in fight.
Alex swears at a man, Mr Reed, after he gropes her – and faces another of Duffy’s warnings. But she’s cheered up when she performs the Heimlich maneuver on Mr French, who’s choked on a tooth – she finds out he has also been mugged by the punk, as she recognises his tattoo description.
Julie teases Cyril for joining a dating agency.