Christmas at Leeds Hospital Charitable Foundation

Christmas is the perfect time to do some fundraising in aid of one of our appeals or a ward within the Leeds Teaching Hospitals NHS trust.

Here are some ideas to help you get into the festive spirit while also fundraising for a great local cause!

With your help, we can improve the experience for patients at the hospital through funding state of the art equipment, improvements to make hospital life better for patients, their families and staff, and ground-breaking research into new treatments.

Do let us know before you start your festive fundraising by emailing or calling the fundraising office on 0113 206 4812. We can support you through your fundraising and provide you any fundraising materials that you may require.

Mince Pie and Mulled Wine Evening

Host a festive get together with mulled wine and mince pies in exchange for a small donation, whether that’s at home, for a community group or at your workplace.


Festive Fridays

Organise a festive dress up day at your school, workplace or on your ward. Wear a festive item such as a Christmas jumper, elf hat or Christmas socks for a donation. Tweet us your photos at @LTHCF!


Letter From Santa

Order a Letter from Santa for a child this Christmas. For a small minimum donation of £5, a child will receive a personalised letter delivered to their doorstep in time for Christmas. Order here by the 15th December.


Christmas Stalls

Come along to one of our Christmas stalls and buy some Christmas cards and festive items:

• 23rd November: Jubilee Wing, LGI

• 29th November: Clarendon Wing, LGI

• 8th December: Clarendon Wing, LGI


Festive Bake Off

Why not host a Christmas baking competition at your school, workplace or club? The less confident bakers can be the judges. Hold a cake sale after the winner is announced.


Hold a Festive Fundraiser!

For more information and support, please email or call our fundraising team on 0113 206 5223.


Donate a Festive Fiver

Short of time to fundraise? Consider donating to our JustGiving Children’s Hospital Appeal Christmas campaign. Every penny will go towards making every child’s visit or stay at the hospital better, brighter and happier:


Host an unwanted gift exchange

We all have unwanted gifts hiding around the house. Organise a bring and buy sale at work for an easy way to fundraise. You can even save yourself from that dreaded Christmas shopping!


Card Free Zone

Ditch the Christmas cards this year and send an e-card instead, or set up a Christmas message board in your workplace. Donate the money you have saved to one of our appeals or wards.

Get in touch if you would like a card-free zone poster to put up in your workplace!


Sell your homemade Christmas goodies

Make your own Christmas decorations, cards or wreaths or get creative in the kitchen with homemade Christmas cakes, fudge or chocolate bark. Organise or take part in a Christmas craft fair to sell your festive goods.


Set up a gift wrapping service

Offer to wrap Christmas presents for family, friends and colleagues, asking for a donation per present wrapped. Charge a little bit extra for a bow or ribbon curls!