North West Anglia Hospitals’ Charity is focusing it’s seasonal fundraising efforts on the Giving Tree appeal this year. Staff working at the hospitals run by North West Anglia NHS Foundation Trust and members of the public are being asked to donate presents for local underprivileged children in their local community.
The Giving Tree was set up in 2016 by a member of Trust staff to provide Christmas presents to children that would otherwise have nothing to unwrap on Christmas Day. Natalie Styles–Hudson, Site Senior Manager and Paediatric Nurse at North West Anglia NHS Foundation Trust, said: “Last year we donated over 2,000 Christmas presents to underprivileged children and young people in our local communities.
“Due to the amount of donations we received it enabled us to donate to more areas and far more children. Presents went to refuges, families using food banks, underprivileged children identified by local schools, children living in hostels and temporary accommodation. We also gave presents to children of members of staff who were struggling.
“We will be setting Christmas Trees up at our hospital sites to promote the appeal and suggest gift ideas, alternatively there is an Amazon wish list for anyone wishing to donate online: https://www.amazon.co.uk/hz/wishlist/ls/193OA9UM6XKG1
Alternatively, monetary donations can be made via the hospitals’ charity, which will be used to buy presents: North West Anglia Hospitals Charity: Christmas Giving Tree (enthuse.com)
“If you would like to donate please keep an eye out on our hospital social media and website for more details.”