National Elf Service!

Thank you to everyone who took part in #NationalElfService 2019! We can now reveal that the number of gold coins in the jar was... 91! 

This December dress up and get elfy for Sheffield Children’s Hospital. Every penny raised will help hundreds of children who visit the Emergency Department at Sheffield Children's Hospital every year.  

What you do to raise those important pounds is up to you, and if you can't do Friday 13th December choose another day which suits you. Here are just a few ideas to get you thinking:

  • Get your colleagues, friends, class or family to dress up as an elf for that all important sponsorship or entry fee.
  • Wear a Christmas jumper or an elf hat for the day.
  • Pop up an easy fundraising poster and get a sweep-stake going.
  • Download our festive decorations and organise your own fundraising day, everyone loves a bake sale!
  • Don’t send Christmas cards, put up our Christmas card posters and write a message to everyone, then donate what you would have spent on cards.
  • But if you do want to send Christmas cards… pop into the Charity Hub and buy some of ours!

The money raised will help Sheffield Children’s Hospital’s Emergency Department, which is a Major Trauma Centre treating up to 200 children a day from across South Yorkshire, Derbyshire and Lincolnshire. Patients are brought into ED and seen by the trauma team who are specifically trained to deal with all injuries. 

The treatment is among the best in the UK, but the facilities do little to ease the anxiety felt by children and their families. We need your elf-ness to help build a new and larger resuscitation area providing resuscitation bays for the most seriously ill and injured children. Your donations will build dedicated space for patients with mental health issues or learning difficulties and a separate area for adolescents which is currently not available. 

We also want to build more treatment spaces, more toilets, baby change facilities and disabled access with a comfortable waiting area. We need more space for our clinicians to treat and look after patients. You might not see what goes on behind the scenes, but the ED team save children’s lives every day. Simply put, a new Emergency Department will not be built without your help. The NHS provide the staff and specialist skills but there is no funding for a new facility to be built.

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