Charity’s Christmas wish for presents for patients

by | 3 December 2023 | Local Charity, Rotherham

As the festive season approaches, the Rotherham Hospital and Community Charity has launched a campaign to help spread the holiday cheer to NHS patients during their hospital stay.

Instead of donating toys, gifts and chocolate treats in person this year, the charity is encouraging donors to check out its Amazon Christmas Wish List via www.amazon.co.uk/hz/wishlist/ls/2WAI3MG2YZZXY/ref=nav_wishlist_lists_1?.

The list makes it easier than ever to bring smiles to those in need of the perfect pick-me-up. It includes toys, books, dolls and games to help make the youngest patients smile and gifts for older patients, such as chocolates, toiletries, cosy socks and puzzle books.

To donate goodies from the wish list, simply log into Amazon, purchase what you would like to donate from the Amazon Christmas Wish List and your gift will be posted directly to the charity team. Staff from The Rotherham NHS Foundation Trust will then disseminate the donations to wards at Rotherham Hospital.

Rachael Dawes, Head of Fundraising, said: “Christmas is a wonderful time of year but it can be particularly tough for the people we care for in hospital. While many of us are tucking into a lavish lunch and opening gifts with our loved ones, our patients are facing time away from their friends and family. For some patients a donated gift may be the only gift they receive. We make it as festive and meaningful as possible – but we need your help!

“We hope to provide a small gift to as many patients as possible on Christmas Day to help make them smile when they really need it the most.

“Our Amazon Christmas wish list is an ingenious way to get involved. It’s a convenient platform where you can view a curated selection of items that would make the perfect gifts for our patients. There are plenty of options to choose from, it’s a hassle-free process, and you can have your chosen gifts delivered directly to us too.

“We know that small acts of kindness can have a powerful impact on patients’ mental and emotional well-being, aiding in their recovery, so please support us by donating an extra gift if you can.”

For more information, or to suggest gifts for the wish list, please contact Suzanne or Rachael in the charity team on 01709 426821 or trft.rhcc@nhs.net.