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Being in hospital is worrying and stressful at any time, but it can be particularly difficult around Christmas – especially for children. While everyone else is attending festive parties and opening presents, there are thousands of children and young people being treated at St George’s Hospital.

We want to bring a smile to the faces of kids who have to be stuck in hospital at Christmas time! That’s why we’re raising funds for our annual paediatric Christmas party – to fill the halls with joy and bring a little distraction to children away from their families over the festive season.

There will be something for everyone – lots of yummy food and drinks, entertainment for all ages, and a toy for every child. Not only can toys, equipment and fun activities help children to express themselves and have some downtime, they can also relieve boredom and help in rehabilitation. A time of distraction away from the wards can also enliven the senses, and help kids relieve anxiety about illnesses and upcoming procedures.

Our Amazon wish list has now been updated with gifts for children staying at hospital on Christmas, their birthdays and other religious occasions.  It’s extremely easy to use – access our wish list here and then simply click on the toy or gift you’d like to purchase. From there it will be donated and delivered straight to the charity to give to a child in need.

St George’s Hospital plays a key role in the lives of young people in our community – we have five children’s wards, a neonatal unit covering more than 100 beds, and we treat around 34,000 children every year, so it’s always an incredibly busy place! The role of St George’s Hospital Charity is to make the experience of being in hospital just a little bit better.

Christmas should be a special time for every child, and we'd love if you could help us bring a smile to another child’s face!

A reminder you can access our Amazon wish list here.

Monetary donations also help us make an immediate impact, you can donate online here or text GEOR35 £5 to 70070.

For more information on the charity please email us at giving@stgeorges.nhs.uk or call us on 0208 725 4522.

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