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Gifts for patients this Christmas

Southampton Hospital Charity would like to give you the opportunity to make a difference to someone in hospital this Christmas. The smallest of gestures can make a real difference to our patients.

There are patients who have to remain in hospital over the Christmas period, and some have no family to visit them. By donating a gift, you can make someone’s Christmas extra special.

Posters are available to be downloaded from the bottom of this article which can be put up around workplaces or schools, to encourage donations and let donors know what items we need for patients, or on what donations could be spent on.


Christmas wish list for our teenager and adult services:

  • Magazines, colouring and puzzle books for adults 
  • Toiletry gift sets, nail files, mirrors, shaving sets
  • Mince pies, tins of biscuits, Christmas treats including gluten free and those suitable for diabetics for our outpatient and day clinics
  • Personal hygiene sets, such as toothbrushes, toothpaste and wet wipes
  • Tea and coffee for our cancer information and support centre and memory cafes for patients with dementia 

Christmas for our Southampton Children's Hospital patients:

Every Christmas, our play and youth service organise fun activities for the patients and their families to take part in over the festive period. Support your local children's hospital this Christmas, and help us to make magical memories for some of our youngest patients.
This year we have enough presents pledged to cover all of the children in hospital over the Christmas period. 
If anyone wishes to donate instead, we are asking you to donate the gift of money for our play team to put on these activities throughout Christmas, and into the New Year.
£5 could help towards the cost of multi-sensory play equipment for children with special needs
£12 could cover the costs of a patient to attend a Christmas themed arts and crafts session
£20 could cover the costs of sending a patient to a magical Christmas party
£80 could cover the costs of hosting a face painting party for our young patients
£150 could help us pay for a research project which is combating hospital anxiety in teenage patients
Thank you for supporting Southampton Hospital Charity.
We would like to take this time to wish you a very Merry Christmas and a Happy and Healthy New Year.

Festive Fun 2017 Christmas poster 2017

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