Date of release: 16 November 2020
The Royal Wolverhampton NHS Trust Charity has launched its Christmas appeal and revealed its plans for a virtual winter fair.
The Trust Charity wants to provide ‘moments of magic’ to enable patients to enjoy some Christmas cheer, to help make their stay in hospital over the festive period as comfortable as possible.
Spending Christmas in hospital can be a lonely, challenging time for patients and their loved ones, but more so than ever this year due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
Restrictions on visiting and donations of presents have had to be introduced by the Trust to keep everyone safe.
So the Charity wants to provide ‘moments of magic’ for patients, their families and staff throughout the festive season and into 2021.
For anyone able to support us, all donations will go towards providing:-
- £5 for activity books and pens to help entertain dialysis patients while they receive their weekly treatment
- £8.40 will buy two patient comfort packs with everything they might need during their hospital stay such as toiletries, ear plugs and anti-slip socks
- £10 will buy a set of pyjamas for a patient on the Children’s ward while awaiting treatment
- £25 will buy head scarves and wig caps for patients receiving chemotherapy
- £50 will buy additional snacks for a ward of patients with dementia, particularly those with eating or swallowing difficulties
- £75 will buy a fridge to store cold drinks for staff on the Intensive Critical Care Unit (ICCU), to hydrate them while they’re working in full Personal Protective Clothing (PPE)
- £100 could provide a stereo system for patients to listen to while they are undergoing radiotherapy
- £500 will buy three months of gym sessions for stroke patients to help aid their recovery
For further information about the moment of magic appeal, visit the Our Charity pages and to make a donation, visit our Just Giving RWT Moment of Magic campaign page.
Meanwhile, due to COVID-19 and the guidance around social gatherings and social distancing, the Charity’s winter fair will now be a virtual event.
The event will take place from December 4th until December 31st, with plans to feature:
- A welcome speech from a special guest
- Pre-recorded choir performances
- A message from Santa
- Virtual fundraising
- A Christmas brochure for stall holders to promote their products and contact details
- A Christmas tree and lights switch on across the Trust sites streamed live on our social media channels.
All information and activities for the event will be launched on the Trust Charity webpages and via social media channels.
Anyone wishing to host a virtual ‘stall’ at the fair or donate a raffle prize, should contact Rachel Robinson, Community and Events Fundraiser, on 01902 694473 or email: email@example.com.
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