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National Elf Service

National Elf Service

Help our NHS with the WISHH National Elf Service!

To donate or start fundraising now, visit our Just Giving National Elf Service page!

We are inviting members of our community and local businesses to get involved, to help us spread the festive cheer across Hull Royal Infirmary and Castle Hill Hospital. Members of our communities, local businesses and fundraisers who would like to help spread the festive cheer to patients Hull Hospitals cared for over the festive period and beyond, are being encouraged this Christmas to “Help the NHS with the WISHH National Elf Service!” Appeal. From festive bake sales and elf-themed days, to festive wear and crafting, there are plenty of ways to join in the festivities!

When you choose to fundraise for the National Elf Service, your support will enable us to buy gifts for children and older patients spending the festive period in hospital, as well as providing toys, games and distraction items across hospital wards.

Lisa Whitton, WISHH Charity Manager said, “We love bringing festive joy to patients looked after across Hull Hospitals. Funds raised from this appeal will enable WISHH to buy gifts for children cared for in the Children’s Emergency Department, Eye Hospital, Anlaby Suite, Woodland Ward, Paediatric High Dependency Unit, Acorn Ward, and other specialist areas across our hospitals.

“We would also like to provide gifts for older patients, to include slippers, toiletries, arts and crafts, and reminiscence gifts for dementia patients. These gifts and other items for the wards will help make their hospital stay more comfortable. Some older patients may not receive gifts or have visitors if family live far away, and we want them to have something to open on Christmas day.”

If you would like to get involved but support specific areas of the hospital, please feel free to get in contact and we can discuss this. Contact the WISHH team by emailing and/or or calling on 01482 622299. To find out more and get some fundraising ideas, download our National Elf Service 2023 Fundraising Pack

Cheques made payable to “WISHH Charity” can be posted to WISHH National Elf Service Appeal, WISHH Charity, First Floor Admin Block, Castle Hill Hospital, Castle Road, Hull, HU16 5JQ. If you would prefer to donate via bacs transfer, we can happily help with this if you call or email on our details above. We look forward to spreading some Christmas magic this December!

We have also launched our Christmas WISHHes, where one of our WISHH Stars can be personalised with a message and displayed on trees at Hull Royal Infirmary or Castle Hill Hospital, at home or in the workplace! The £5 Christmas Star donations will help towards our £100,000 Space to Grow appeal, enhancing facilities at Hull’s Neonatal Intensive Care Unit. Read more about our appeal and our plans to provide a parents “Haven”, siblings play area, sensory room and staff learning facility on our Space to Grow appeal page. Find out how you can join in on our Christmas WISHHes Event PageAs well as our Christmas WISHHes, this year we have our WISHH Festive Greetings poster! The poster can be printed and festive messages written to your friends, colleagues and team instead of writing individual cards! With each participant making a donation, it’s a fantastic way to fundraise!

Location: Everywhere
Date: 1 December 2023
Duration: 26 Days