Following on from last year’s successful Christmas project, Love from Lapland, North West Anglia NHS Foundation Trust has launched a brand new campaign just in time for Christmas.
‘December Magic’ will encompass all of the festivities taking place at Peterborough City, Stamford and Hinchingbrooke Hospitals. The Trust will have visits from local choirs, a special Christmas card appeal to primary school children, staff secret Santa hampers and much more.
As part of December Magic, gift giving will be focused around our elderly patients this year. ‘Be Santa to a Senior’ will help spread some festive cheer to our older patients who will spend the day as an inpatient at one of our three main hospital sites. The idea is to ensure that all of these patients receive a gift to unwrap on Christmas Day.
Joanne Bennis, 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 friends or family nearby to visit them in hospital.
“It’s not all about the presents, it’s really about the company and showing some of our more lonely or vulnerable patients that they can still celebrate Christmas whilst in hospital. We’ve had a fantastic response to our Christmas card appeal and we are eagerly awaiting the arrival of the cards from the many schools that have shown an interest in participating.”
If you would like to make a donation to the December Magic campaign then please visit: https://mydonate.bt.com/fundraisers/nwangliaftchristmas
All funds raised will be used to purchase presents as part of the ‘Be Santa to a Senior’ initiative.