Christmas for most of us is a time for family and friends, gifts, eating and having fun; however, for young patients and their families at Noah’s Ark Children’s Hospital it can be a very difficult period.
By making a donation to our Christmas Stocking Appeal you will help purchase a wish list of gifts which includes toys, games and equipment to benefit children on the wards, in the therapy rooms and in the playrooms.
In addition to this, money raised by the Christmas Stocking Appeal will also go towards specialist equipment for the new Critical Care Unit in Phase Two which will treat the most vulnerable and seriously ill children admitted to the hospital.
Make Christmas special for the 100,000 sick children and babies treated each year at the hospital!
There are lots of ways to support our Christmas Stocking Appeal, here are a just a few:
Fundraise with these Festive Ideas
Just for you!
Grow a Santa Beard
Throughout December why not see how long you can grow your beard for and ask your friends for sponsorship!
Hold a ‘Mulled Wine and Mince Pie Party’
Invite your friends around for mince pies and a lovely glass of mulled wine and ask them to contribute a donation for their festive treats, or ask at work or your community group if you can collect funds at your annual Christmas Party.
In work or your group!
Christmas Jumper Day
Get everyone to wear their most festive jumper for a donation. Raise funds and some giggles!
Gift Wrapping Service
There is a lot of wrapping to be done at Christmas, why not offer your gift wrapping skills to friends and colleagues for a donation.
Donate in place of Cards
Are you finding you run out of time to write your Christmas cards? Why not make a donation to the Christmas Stocking Appeal instead of sending cards.
Set some festive questions and hold a quiz, each team pays an entry fee and see if you can get a prize donated from your boss!
Make Reindeer Food
Get creative and make some reindeer food to sell at school or to friends and family – sawdust and glitter is a winning combo which reindeers love!
Each child makes a donation to wear their favourite festive outfit. We can see fairies, elves, reindeer and santas everywhere!
Guess the weight of the Christmas Cake
This is a great festive alternative to guess how many sweets in the jar! Ask your friends, family or work colleagues to guess the weight and the closest to the correct answer wins the cake!