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Christmas present drop – Saturday 7 December

Linden Homes toy donation 2018

Christmas at Broomfield Hospital promises to be bigger and better this year as we hold our first ever present drop on 7 December.

If you’d like to make a donation to the hospital, come along to the main hospital atrium from 10am – 2pm and get into the Christmas spirit.

At midday, the motorcycling Santas of the Dengie and South Essex Bikers will be arriving from Burnham-on-Crouch to donate toys to Phoenix children’s ward, and at 2pm the fantastic Funky Voices choir will be here to entertain everyone with renditions of festive favourites.

Nobody wants to be away from home for Christmas and some patients may not have families to visit them. By purchasing a present for someone spending Christmas in hospital, you can help spread cheer and bring smiles to faces on Christmas morning.

If you want to give something to a ward or department at Broomfield but are not sure what to buy, this year we are asking for gifts for our elderly patients. Washbags and toiletries, puzzle and colouring books, and socks would all be perfect presents for our senior citizens.

If you’d prefer to purchase something for patients on our children’s wards, any PG or U-rated DVDs, colouring books or infant development toys would be gratefully received.

Charlotte Jefcoate, fundraising coordinator for Mid Essex Hospitals Charity, said: “Every year we receive wonderful donations from individuals, businesses and our community of fundraisers. I’d like to invite everyone who is thinking about giving to the hospital along on the first Saturday in December.

“The charity team and the Friends at Broomfield will be in the atrium, so please pop in, say hello, and help make a patient’s Christmas.”

Are you planning to make a donation to Broomfield Hospital this Christmas? Please contact fundraising@meht.nhs.uk and we’ll help you spread some magic.