With only three weeks to go until Christmas, Staff at North West Anglia NHS Foundation Trust are asking local communities across Peterborough, Huntingdon and Stamford for their support to help make this Christmas day extra special for patients in our hospitals.
The Trust has launched a Christmas appeal, Love from Lapland, to ensure that every patient – from newborns and their mums to the elderly – will still get a visit from Santa and receive a special gift to unwrap on Christmas Day.
Lesley Crosby, Deputy Chief Nurse at North West Anglia NHS Foundation Trust, said: “We know that for some patients, Christmas can be a particularly lonely time, especially if they do not have any visitors or family nearby to visit them in hospital. A gift, no matter how small, can go a long way to making Christmas special for them.
“On average, over Christmas, the Trust has around 700 patients across all three hospitals and so far we have received 300 donated gifts. This is fantastic, but we still have a little way to go before we reach our goal. To help us achieve this, we’re asking local businesses and members of the public for their support by either making a donation via our MyDonate page or by donating an unwrapped gift at any of our hospitals’ main reception desks.”
The Trust has also set up a wish list on Amazon to give people some inspiration. All items cost less than £10 and any presents ordered directly from the wish list will be delivered straight to the Trust, so you don’t need to worry about dropping them off at the hospital.
If you would like to see our wish lists, please visit the Amazon website and type in North West Anglia NHS Foundation Trust: https://www.amazon.co.uk/gp/registry/search
If you would like to make a donation on our MyDonate page, please visit: https://mydonate.bt.com/fundraisers/lovefromlapland2017
Please be aware that we are unable to accept used items or items that are not in their original packaging due to infection risks. We are also unable to accept food or electrical items.
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