It’s the countdown to Christmas at The Rotherham NHS Foundation Trust with a host of festive fun this ho-ho-ho-holiday season!
Spending time in hospital during Christmas and New Year can be a difficult time for patients, their family and friends. But to bring a smile to people’s faces, we have some celebratory events and activities throughout December to help raise money for the Rotherham Hospital and Community Charity.
Tracy Williams, Charity Development Officer, said: “We hope everyone has a happy, safe and healthy Christmas this year. But if patients and families do end up spending time with us during the festive season, we’d like to be able to be able to make them smile.
“It’s also a great time to remind people about the fantastic work of the Rotherham Hospital and Community Charity and how they can get involved in raising money so we can continue to make a difference to people’s lives during 2017 and beyond.”
Festivities began in style on Thursday 8 December with a light switch on and Christmas Fair when our PROUD Outstanding Volunteer Award winner, Alistair Hammond was joined by Joe Newell and Dominic Ball from Rotherham United Football Club to switch on the Christmas tree lights in Rotherham Hospital’s reception.
Children, whether naughty or nice, also had the opportunity to meet Santa at his Gala-sponsored grotto in Rotherham Hospital’s Community Corner.
The Fair was a great success and raised over £800 for the charity’s Purple Butterfly Appeal.
Diners can enjoy a hearty roast Christmas dinner at the Hospital’s Rooftop restaurant between 12 and 16 December and toddlers from Busy Bees Nursery will be singing carols in the main entrance on Tuesday 20 December from 10am.
Volunteers will also be selling Christmas cards, wrapping and raffle tickets until 22 December in the Hospital’s reception area to raise money for the charity’s Purple Butterfly Appeal. The appeal raises money to provide rooms within the hospital so that patients nearing the end of their lives can have some home comforts, maintain dignity and privacy and allow patients and their loved ones the support they need when time is most precious.
For further information about Rotherham Hospital and Community Charity, please contact Tracy Williams on 01709 427589.
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