UPDATE: alternative Shoebox appeal - more info coming soon.

Due to Coronavirus, we sadly cannot accept donations of shoeboxes this year, for those spending Christmas in hospital. We are in the process of planning an alternative appeal to help spread some festive cheer, and this page will be updated soon with details.

If you'd like to receive an email about the alternative shoebox appeal, please add your details to the form below and we'll be in touch very soon.

Thank you for your continued support and understanding at this time.

Please keep me updated >


Help spread some festive cheer...

We want to make sure that people spending Christmas in hospital receive a gift to help brighten their day. You can help by donating a shoebox for an adult patient, filled with small gifts for someone to open. 

I'd like to donate a shoebox!

How can I get involved? 

1. Get in touch

Let us know you're planning on donating a shoebox by completing this short form or giving us a call on 01483 464146. This will help us to plan for how many shoeboxes are needed, so that every patient receives a gift on Christmas Day.

2. Donate a shoebox

Fill a decorated shoebox with one item from each of the following categories:

  • Something to wear - for example: socks, scarf, hat or gloves, or a small knitted knee blanket.
  • Something to do - for example: puzzle books and pen, pack of cards or dominoes.
  • Something to eat - for example: pack of biscuits, bag of sweets or a box of chocolates.
  • Toiletries - for example: soap, shower gel, bubble bath, hand cream or shaving foam.
  • A small gift - for example: cotton handkerchiefs, nail varnish or a Christmas cracker.

Please ensure all items are new, and shoeboxes are left unsealed (for security purposes) and clearly labelled male or female. Our flyer includes a cut-out label for you to attach.

Download flyer [PDF]

3. Deliver

Bring your shoebox along to Royal Surrey County Hospital Charity (Level A of hospital), drop them to the hospital's main reception, or leave it at one of our secure drop off points (listed below) between Monday 18 November and Friday 13 December:

Drop off points

Co-op, Aldershot Road, Guildford
Co-op, Woodbridge Hill, Guildford
Waitrose, Bridge Street, Godalming

I'd like to donate a shoebox!

4. Spread the message

Let others know you're supporting the appeal by sharing a pic of your shoebox on social media. Tag us and use #RoyalSurreyShoebox so we can share!

Why not get your school, workplace or club involved?

For more information or to chat to someone from our team, please get in touch

Other ways you can support

There are lots of ways you can make a difference at Christmas and all year round. Find out more about Festive Friday or make a donation today. Thank you.