Banner Photograph: Staff on Paediatric Emergency Department with delivery of new kitchen and 70 wrapped Christmas books for children from Paige Starbuck's Dance School. 

We would like to take the opportunity to say a huge thank you to the local groups, congregations, businesses, patients, their families and staff who have supported the Hospital and it's Charity this Christmas time.

Be it a donation, a delivery of presents, toys, yummy treats, toiletries and gifts for patients, we are so grateful for your help in bringing some festive cheer to our patients and their families at what should be a happy and exciting time of year, but for many is a time of worry and stress when a loved one is taken ill.

We have seen some spectacular Christmas jumpers, fancy dress and amazingly decorated Wards and Departments, which all help to bring some joy to the Hospital and our patients.

Photographed: Staff from the Governance Office supporting our Christmas Jumper Day.

Thank you to our volunteer Christmas Draw sellers who sold tickets in Reception, and to all the Staff who have supported the Charity in encouraging sales in their areas. The Christmas Draw raised over £8,000 last year, and we hope to top it in 2019 once all money is counted.

Below are just a few of the activities and donations we have received. 

Photographed: Father Christmas helping out at the Carol Concert.

Photographed: Gifts from the congregation at St Peter's Church Ridley who purchased gifts from our Wishlist on Amazon.

Photographed: Donation from Swanstaff Recruitment Agency to Walnut Ward (SCBU).