Raise a Smile Festive Appeal for our local hospitals

Mon Dec 12th to Mon Dec 19th
  09:00 to 09:00
 St Albans Hospital, Hemel Hempstead Hospital and Watford General Hospital
 07393 232313


My name is Emily Theobald, and I am one of the new fundraising officers at Raise, the NHS hospital charity for West Herts Teaching NHS Trust which includes the hospitals at St Albans, Hemel Hempstead and Watford.

We have launched our Raise a Smile appeal, so every patient spending the festive season in hospital, away from their loved ones, has a present to open.

Christmas is all about sharing good times and exchanging gifts with friends and family. Unfortunately, many people fall ill and need to spend those special days in Watford General. But we’re determined that our patients don’t miss out on the spirit of the season simply because they are in hospital.

Presents are hugely important – it’s about keeping the magic alive. While we know everyone’s facing challenges at the moment, it would be wonderful if local businesses and the local community could support our ‘Raise a Smile this Christmas’ appeal by making a donation or buying a gift from our wish list.

In previous years, kind-hearted members of the public have brought presents into the hospital, but with infection control measures in place, that is more difficult this year. Instead, the charity is asking for donations, so it can buy gifts for patients directly. Alternatively, it has a wish list on its website so people can order them online.

Please be assured that we will spend all donations wisely and bring joy to patients in hospital this festive season. Any donations the public can make will make such a difference because patients will know that well-wishers are thinking of them.

Thank you so much

Emily Theobald


Charity Number: 1052210





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