Hospital trust receives over 2,000 gifts for patients this Christmas

Patients at Doncaster and Bassetlaw Teaching Hospitals (DBTH) Trust have been showered with gifts from local businesses, community groups and individuals, totalling over 2,000 individual presents.

In addition, festive fundraising activities, such as the Children’s Ward’s ‘Winter Wonderland’, the ‘Our Shining Stars’ campaign, Festive Sock Day and various independent fundraisers have raised a huge £27,485 for DBTH Charity.

Amongst those donating gifts were regular supporters Club Doncaster (which includes Doncaster Rovers, Doncaster Belles and Doncaster Rugby League), Doncaster Knights, GXO, Legacy Church and more.

Helen Mee, Senior Sister on the Children’s Ward, said: “We’ve been absolutely blown away by the generosity of our community this festive season and we cannot begin to express our heartfelt thanks.”

In particular, the Children’s Departments, which includes the Children’s Ward, Neonatal Unit, Children’s Emergency Department and Children’s Outpatients, were proud recipients of many of the gifts.

Helen continued: “The time and effort it took for each group to gather, wrap, and deliver all of these items must have been huge. We seriously cannot say thank you enough.”

The Trust received one of its largest donations to date from the logistics company, DHL.

The donation consisted of around 10 large roll cages, full of items ranging from toys for the Children’s Departments, to everyday items for our adult wards (such as Care of the Elderly or End of Life care) such a wash bags, socks, body wash, nail files, body sprays and more.

Several supporters of DBTH Charity also hosted fundraising events, such as Astrea Academy Woodfields, who hosted a Christmas event at their school with festive activities, lunch, and Christmas jumpers.

Sarah Dunning, Fundraising Manager at DBTH Charity said: “Everyone who has donated, big or small, gift, money or time, your contributions are so gratefully received and have already had a positive impact on our patient’s experience during the festive season.”

From the Trust and the Charity, we want to say a huge thank you to:

  • Yorkshire Wildlife Park
  • GXO Logistics
  • William H Brown Doncaster
  • Synetiq
  • DHL
  • Legacy Church
  • Your Choice Fire & Security
  • Housing 21
  • Club Doncaster
  • Amazon Logistics
  • St Alban’s Catholic Primary and Nursery School
  • Sophia Agate
  • Bassetlaw League of Friends
  • Our supporters who purchased items from our Amazon Wishlists
  • Astrea Academy Woodfields
  • Copley Junior School
  • Doncaster College
  • Colleagues at DBTH
  • Colleagues on the Children’s ward who hosted ‘Winter Wonderland’ fundraiser
  • Albemarle Homes
  • Gateford Tesco Worksop
  • Doncaster Knights
  • Shakers Youth and Café
  • Brew Box
  • Muscle Food
  • AMYA (Ahmadiyya Muslim Youth Association)

This list is by no means exhaustive and the Trust and Charity thanks all of those who have donated their time, or gifts, this festive season.