National Elf Service!

Get elfy in December and help keep our patients healthy!

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!

We don't mind what you do, whether it’s a Christmas jumper day, a cake sale or just elfing around as every penny raised will make a real difference to our young patients and their families.

Here are a few festive fundraising ideas to help get you started:

  • Humbug box: Hold a fancy-dress day – or wear Christmas jumpers to work. Ask the dresser-uppers to pay £1 and fine anyone who doesn’t £2! You could even give a prize for the best (worst!) jumper.
  • Christmas cards: Instead of sending cards, donate what you would have spent to us!
  • Hold a Christmas cake off: Those who don’t like baking can judge! Once the winner is announced hold a bake sale.
  • DJ donations: Listen to your favourite yuletide tunes all day long in exchange for a small donation.
  • Elf movie night: Get your friends round for a movie night and watch your favourite Christmas film. Donate the money you would have spent on a night out.

This Christmas you can help patients who come to Sheffield Children’s Hospital for vital treatment to get better more quickly. We need to fund a very special SPECT CT scanner.

Once funded it will enable diagnostic imaging of our young patients in two different ways which, when added together, will give extremely quick and precise pictures of exactly what is causing their illness. Quicker diagnosis will mean faster access to treatment – and for children with cancer, this means that they may avoid unnecessary medicines and therapies that can leave them feeling extremely unwell.

So start getting elfy!! Your fundraising will make a real difference to our young patients and their families. Plus, every £1 donated to our SPECT CT Christmas Appeal for Sheffield Children’s Hospital will be matched by Graham Royle of GRI Group up to a total of £50,000; and Matthew Davison of Dutton Recruitment to a further £25,000. In addition to this, we are excited to announce that we have secured another funder – meaning that now if we raise £100,000 in total this Christmas every penny of it will be doubled, making it even better for our patients and their families!

Register for a fundraising pack here.