With Christmas just around the corner we are asking our supporters to spread a little more Christmas cheer by supporting our Tiny Hearts appeal. Whether it be a festive fundraiser at work, donating in lieu of Christmas cards or simply dressing in an eye-catching Christmas Jumper we would love to hear from you!
Maybe you are considering making a donation of Christmas presents to the Children’s ward this year, please do let us know so that we can ensure we have a member of the charity team on hand to accept your donations. Please note we are only able to accept donations of new items and we are required to unwrap any presents that are donated therefore, we would appreciate if presents could remain unwrapped. Any toys that are not used over Christmas will be used by the team during the rest of the year for our younger patients.
Tiny Hearts Appeal
This year, we are asking our supporters to take part in festive fundraising for our Tiny Hearts Appeal. You could hold a ‘wear your Christmas jumper’ day at work or at your local community groups. You could also make a donation to our appeal in lieu of Christmas cards or presents. We do ask that if you would like to make a donation, that you do not take this to the Neonatal Unit as we have lots of little babies who are vulnerable to infections on the unit at all times, please instead take your donation along to our Cashiers office where you will receive a receipt for your donation. For more information on making a donation click here
Every year we are lucky enough to receive many gifts for our Children’s Ward throughout the festive period and appreciate these wonderful donations.
If you intend to make a gift donation to the Children’s Ward, please contact the Charity office on 01226 432307 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
We would ask that all gifts for the Children’s Ward are delivered before Wednesday 19th December, in order to give us time to sort and distribute these appropriately. As we have children from babies to teenagers in our ward, we ask that all presents are unwrapped or in gift bags so that we can organise the presents into the correct age groups. Christmas gift donations will be used to ensure children on the ward receive a present at Christmas, therefore we will not be accepting second hand donations at this time. We would also like to remind you that donations must not be taken to the ward as the children on our ward may be resting or recovering and our staff will be extremely busy providing patient care. In addition some of our children may have a weakened immune system which makes them vulnerable to a cough or cold which may seem a minor annoyance to us but could have a severe impact on them…. did you know you can be a carrier of the flu bug even if you do not have symptoms, thus risking passing this on!
Gifts for our elderly patients
Have you considered donating a gift for our elderly patients this year? Often our patients spend time in the hospital over Christmas and we would like to offer them a donated gift as a way to bring Christmas cheer and boost morale across the wards, especially when some of our elderly patients may not have many visitors over the festive period. A small gift such as a scarf and gloves, a toiletry gift set, a jigsaw or a even a blanket, are a lovely idea to cheer up our patients. Again, we ask that presents are unwrapped so that we can ensure the gifts are suitable for each patient. A good way to present the gifts for elderly patients is to wrap up a shoe box and pop the gifts inside, this means it is easy for our staff to look at each gift and it is also easier for our patients to open. We would also like to remind you that donations must not be taken to the wards as not only are our ward staff extremely busy providing patient care but also it’s that time of year when coughs, colds and flu is rife and could have a negative impact on our patients
Donation of Selection Boxes
We are delighted each year when donors choose to support us with selection boxes for the children and if you intend to bring a donation of selection boxes, please do get in touch with the charity office as soon as you start your collection so we can ensure we are able accept and distribute these in time for Christmas and celebrate your donation.
If you would like to make a donation or give a gift to Barnsley Hospital this Christmas, please liaise with our Charity team on 01226 432307. The Charity team will be on hand to accept donations and to ensure thank you letters are sent where wanted. It is important you let the team know if and when you will be bringing you donations so that we are aware of the range and quantity of gifts we will be receiving.