The Christmas dust has settled and Santa has gone for a well-earned rest after a very busy Christmas Day 2017.
Thanks to you, we were able to make sure EVERY patient in our hospitals on Christmas Day 2017 received a Christmas present!!
We are so very grateful to the kind people of Northampton, and to the generous community groups and local companies who donated so many items. You helped to make Christmas Day 2017 in hospital a little bit better!
People can feel lonely in hospital at Christmas. Some elderly patients may not have family and so not only would they not receive visitors but gifts can be few and far between. All thanks to your fantastic response to our request for donations we were able to put a good few items into each gift bag given out on Christmas Day 2017.
The response from patients and staff on the wards has been hugely inspiring! People expressed their gratitude for the variety of gifts provided and staff expressed the immensity of the impact receiving gifts on Christmas Day 2017 had on their patients. They felt valued and cared for! Thank you for showing the Christmas spirit of kindness!!
“…staff and patients on Brampton ward would like to say a BIG Thank You to everyone who donated gifts….
…those who did not have anyone felt valued and cared for….we had plenty of smiles on Christmas day!”
Benitha Fenning, Ward Sister – Brampton
As well as the amazing gift items donated, two different year groups at Bridgewater Primary School wrote some lovely letters to the elderly patients who would be in hospital and receiving presents on Christmas Day 2017.
You really made such a huge difference to them by doing this. Reading the letters reminded them they are not forgotten about. You really bought huge warm smiles to their faces with your kind and thoughtful words.
Further mentions must go to the staff at Hunsbury Park Primary School and to staff and pupils at St Gregory’s Catholic Primary and Sywell CEVA Primary Schools for your donations.
And let’s not forget the car boot packed-full-to-bursting of fantastic items very kindly donated by the Bhundia family; and being selected as one of the beneficiaries of ‘Our 24 Special Advent Days’ coordinated by Sarah Howard and Ruth Williams.
In addition to the deluge of donations from the wonderful Northampton public, we are also grateful to the many local groups and companies who got behind the appeal. We are sorry we cannot name you all here but our heartfelt thanks do extend to each and every one of you!
Igloo Books part of Bonnier Publishing UK, Island Vape UK, The Chocolate Elf, Jones Wholesalers, Opus Energy Limited, Kuehne and Nagel, EBC Brakes, Well’s Pharmacy, Silverstone Methodist Church…the list goes on and we really do thank you ALL for making Christmas Day 2017 special for patients in hospital and our community hospitals.
Without you it really couldn’t happen!
The charity team would like to wish everyone our sincerest best wishes for 2018!!
“…our patients were thrilled…some had no visitors or family and these presents showed the massive generosity of the public to give all these great gifts!”
Stacey Cheney, Ward Sister – Cedar
“The Labour and Maternity Observation wards were delighted by the generosity…the gifts were received with gratitude. It’s so lovely to be able to give this kind gesture.”
Debbie Honey – Sturtridge Labour Ward
“Could you please pass on our grateful thanks…for the lovely gifts for our patients; they certainly helped to make a difficult time for them brighter.”
Shelagh Cowley, Ward Matron – Isebrook Hospital