If you are unable to take part in National Elf Service Day but would still like to make a donation you can do so by clicking here .
Your donation will make a real difference to our young patients and their families.
National Elf Service
This Christmas we are asking our supporters to get elfy and help keep our patients healthy! On Friday 15th December grab your elf ears, stripy tights and jester shoes and get elfing for the day !
Christmas is coming, and while we are SO grateful for all lovely donations of gifts and toys, the Play Specialists are the
As such, instead of purchasing toys and gifts, you could donate to the play specialist fund? All the money raised for this fund will allow our Play Specialists to buy the perfect toys for patients to enjoy!
If you would like to donate to this fund please click here for instructions
NOTE –When donating, please remember to specify that you would like your donation to go to the Play Specialist Fund.
If you would still like to donate gifts and toys to the hospital, please follow the guidelines below:
Please note, we are unable to accept second-hand toys or books in any condition due to the need for high standards of infection control in the hospital.
How to donate presents
Play Specialists at the hospital coordinate the collection of all Christmas gifts at the hospital. For further information on how to donate please call the hospital on 0114 271 7000 and ask to speak to the on-call Play Specialists who will be able to help you further.
Play Specialists want to stress that they can’t accommodate visits to the wards or bring kids down to main reception to receive gifts – patients are in hospital because they are unwell and it’s unfair to bring them away from the wards, there also isn’t the staffing capacity to accommodate visits to the hospital without detracting from the care they need to give to the children.