Help spread festive cheer at Nottingham's NHS hospitals

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Posted on: 17 Nov 2022

We've launched our festive fundraising activities for 2022, to help spread festive cheer for patients and staff at Nottingham’s NHS hospitals this Christmas.

You can give a gift for a child being treated in Nottingham Children’s Hospital through the Charity’s Grant a Christmas Wish campaign – donate any amount, no matter how large or small, and help bring a smile to the face of a baby or child in hospital this Christmas.

Donations will help provide toys, games and activities, specially chosen by the hospital’s experienced Play Specialists, for children and young people who find themselves on a hospital ward this festive season.

If you'd like to do something fun and festive to raise money for patients, the Charity’s Christmas Jumper Day returns on Thursday 8th December. Take part with school friends or colleagues, and raise money for Nottingham’s hospitals while donning your festive-wear.

Want to go green and give something back to your local NHS instead of sending Christmas cards this year? Then take a look at our nifty Christmas card calculator to work out how much you'd usually spend on sending festive cards, and donate the money to Nottingham's NHS hospitals instead. 

Nottingham Hospitals Charity’s popular Christmas Tree Recycling scheme also returns this Christmas, and is a great way to do something green, get rid of your old Christmas tree, and help Nottingham’s hospitals at the same time.
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The Charity’s team of volunteers will be collecting used real Christmas trees from across Nottinghamshire from Saturday 7th January, 2023. Anyone wishing to have their tree collected must register in advance, as spaces fill fast. Trees are collected for a donation from just £10, making it an affordable and convenient way to dispose of your unwanted tree.

Finally, for those who want to celebrate or remember someone special this festive season, the Charity’s Lights to Celebrate campaign returns. For a donation from £5, you can write a tribute in honour of a loved one, and dedicate a light on one of the Charity’s virtual Christmas trees at City Hospital or Queen’s Medical Centre.

Louise Knight, Head of Fundraising at Nottingham Hospitals Charity, said: “We’ve got a fundraising event to suit everyone this festive season. Whether you’re looking to have fun with friends or colleagues and raise a few pounds, give a gift to a child in hospital, or celebrate the life of someone special, there are some wonderful ways to do all this and support patients and staff at Nottingham’s NHS hospitals at the same time.”

For more information about Nottingham Hospitals Charity’s Christmas fundraising campaigns, please go to

See our Christmas campaigns here

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