Raise a Smile is our annual campaign to collect enough Christmas presents that we can give at least one to every patient who is in hospital at Christmas. It’s a really important part of our calendar and has some amazing support from the public, from businesses, and from the staff and volunteers across our three hospitals. In 2019, for example, we were given over 800 presents, which was simply fantastic.
The campaign is launched in early November every year and presents are distributed on Christmas Eve. Everyone gets involved, including a team of Christmas elves who sort, wrap, label and distribute the gifts.
Raise a Smile has it’s own Christmas website at www.raiseasmile.org.uk, so why not click through to have a look.