Appeals Christmas appeal Christmas appeal Donate We would like to say a heartfelt THANK YOU for the amazing support and care our supporters have shown our colleagues, friends and patients across Sheffield Hospitals. As we look back over the past twelve months, many of us would never have expected that we would be in this situation right now, not least in the wards, corridors and offices of our hospitals. At this time of year, everyone is normally able look forward to celebrations and family get togethers. But as we approach the festive season in 2020, this will not be an option for many of us, particularly patients and staff in hospital. That is why we are launching our Christmas campaign, and asking for your support and donations; to help make Christmas a little easier for patients and to say ‘thank you’ to staff. We want to help make life more comfortable for the patients who will be staying in hospital this Christmas. But we can't do that without your help. Donate today to help patients spending Christmas in hospital For the frontline staff who are working around the clock, there will be no time to put their feet up. Those staff members won’t be able to spend as much time with their families, their loved ones this Christmas. Help us say ‘thank you’ to the amazing staff who have worked tirelessly throughout the year and continue to do so. We want to show them how appreciated they are and, with your help, we can. We are truly humbled to have the support of a host of celebrities who have donated items for our Christmas campaign auction. Every penny raised will go directly towards making a real difference to staff and patients over the festive period and beyond. View and bid on our Christmas auction If you want to help us to spread some Christmas cheer, then why not wish patients and staff who will be spending this Christmas in hospital a 'Merry Christmas'? Click the button below and leave your message, alongside a donation to support our campaign, and we will pass on all of your festive wishes. Leave a Christmas message and donate Every penny raised from our Christmas appeal will go directly towards making a real difference to staff and patients over the festive period and beyond. £10 £10 could pay for a light to be lit in outside Sheffield Hospitals, in memory of a loved one no longer with us. (You can make your donation, as well as leaving a message on our additional virtual tree of lights by going to https://visufund.com/shc-in-memory) £20 could pay for a Christmas gift for a patient who is isolated away from their loved ones over the festive period. Gifts could include a personal radio, or a subscription to an audio book. £50 could pay for patients to receive support from an activity co-ordinator for half a day. This would allow patients to take part in arts or musical activities so that their stays in hospital are less isolated than they might otherwise be. £100 could pay for comfort packs for a whole ward of amazing patients or NHS staff. Comfort packs would include items such as hand creams, moisturising lotions, pyjamas and slippers. £250 could pay to provide permanent outdoor benches to be set up around our hospitals – ensuring that staff and patients have dedicated outdoor spaces to escape the pressures inside the hospitals. £500 could pay to help run the hospital’s dedicated CALM rooms over the busy festive period. CALM rooms provide staff with a safe and relaxing environment, away from busy shifts, where they can take time to unwind and have access to specialist support services.