Get involved Give Pledge a Present 2020 Help spread some festive cheer... For the past four years, we have seen incredible support for our Christmas Shoebox Appeal, which has meant thousands of patients in hospital at Christmas have received a gift to help brighten their day. Sadly due to Covid-19, we're not able to accept donations of shoeboxes this year. The good news is that while we need to do things a bit differently, we are still working hard to ensure those in hospital at Christmas aren't forgotten...and you can help make this happen. “The shoebox appeal really does make a difference to someone’s day: I can’t begin to tell you how thrilled my Nan was to receive this present from such a kind member of the public.” - Lisa, whose grandmother Joan spent last Christmas in hospital. Here's how it works • Make a donation to our Pledge a Present Appeal, which could buy a virtual gift for a patient. • We will then create a shoebox filled with useful gifts for each adult patient in hospital this Christmas, following strict infection control procedures, and deliver these to wards. The gifts will then be safely distributed over the Christmas period by our amazing NHS staff. Each gift box will contain: Something to wear, such as gloves, scarf or a pair of socksSomething to eat, such as chocolates, a packet of biscuits or sweetsSomething to do, such as a puzzle book or pack of cardsToiletries such as shower gel or hand creamA small gift, such as a cotton handkerchief, a nail varnish or a cracker. Here's how your donation could make a difference* £20 could buy a gift box for one patient £60 could fund three shoebox gifts for patients away from loved ones this Christmas £120 could buy gifts for a whole room of patients in one of our wards. Give the greatest gift this Christmas - a reason for someone to smile After the past year, spreading a little festive cheer and giving someone a reason to smile has never been more needed. Please consider making a donation today of £20, or an amount of your choice, to help brighten someone’s day. Thank you for your support. Donate now *If we raise more than is needed for the appeal, we will put your donation towards the area of greatest need within the hospital.