The Lewisham and Greenwich NHS Trust 2018 Christmas toy appeal is now officially open!
Nobody likes to be in hospital, especially at Christmas, so it’s great to brighten someone’s day by letting them know they are being thought of. This is especially true of children and young people, so launching our festive toy appeal is always something we look forward to.
Robert Cole, Interim head of nursing children and young people for the Trust says: “Peoples generosity is always really touching and we sincerely appreciate all of your donations. It’s wonderful to make a patients stay with us that little bit brighter, especially at this time of year when they will be really missing home.”
What can you donate?
Toys and gifts for the age range 0-16 years of age. Toys, games, books, family friendly DVDs and CDs and stationary including school sets and colouring books/pens. Gift cards for young adults are also a great idea. The toys will need to have the CE safety mark so they comply with regulations.
Do the toys have to be new?
Yes please - for infection control reasons we can only accept new gifts in their original packaging. Also, please don’t wrap them in advance or we won’t know what they are and we’d hate to undo all of your good work.
Where can I leave my gifts?
If you can take them to the main reception desks at University Lewisham Hospital and Queen Elizabeth Hospital that would be fantastic, both addresses below:
University Hospital Lewisham, Lewisham High Street, London SE13 6LH
Queen Elizabeth Hospital, Stadium Road, Greenwich, SE18 4QH