Show you care this Christmas and support patients in Nottingham

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Posted on: 07 Nov 2023

Nottingham Hospitals Charity is inviting people across Nottinghamshire to ‘Show you care’ for patients and staff at Nottingham’s NHS hospitals this Christmas.

You can join in the ‘Show you care’ campaign by doing something special to help bring festive cheer to those in hospital over the festive period.

You could give a gift for a child being treated in Nottingham Children’s Hospital through our 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.

This is part of our Big Appeal for Nottingham Children’s Hospital, which is raising money to provide new equipment and improved facilities for Nottingham’s youngest patients. 

For those who would like to do something fun and festive to raise money for patients, our first ever Festive Sock Day takes place on Monday 4th December – which is also National Sock Day! Take part with friends or colleagues, and raise money for Nottingham’s hospitals while donning your favourite festive footwear. 

Various pairs of socks are all worn and they feature penguins, Rudolph and Christmas trees

Don your fancy footwear for Festive Sock Day!

Nottingham Hospitals Charity’s popular Christmas Tree Recycling scheme also returns this Christmas, and is a great way to do something green, recycle your old Christmas tree, and help Nottingham’s hospitals at the same time.

Our team of volunteers will be collecting used real Christmas trees from across Nottinghamshire from Saturday 6th 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, our 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 our virtual Christmas trees at City Hospital or Queen’s Medical Centre.

Louise Knight, Head of Fundraising at Nottingham Hospitals Charity, said: “You can show you care this Christmas by doing something special to support the patients who are being treated in hospital over the festive period, and the staff who are working around the clock to look after them.

“There are so many ways to get involved this Christmas to show you care – whether you want to have fun fundraising with friends or colleagues, make a donation, pay tribute to a loved one or recycle your old Christmas tree. Whatever you choose to do, your support will make a difference to patients, families and staff at our hospitals here in Nottingham.

Find out more and get involved in our Christmas fundraising activities here!


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