Send a Smile with Santa

Christmas is the MOST wonderful time of year.

With your help, for the children and older patients in our hospitals, we can keep it that way.

Help to give a little magic: Send a Smile to someone in hospital this Christmas.

How to make your Christmas mean a little more

By donating to our Send a Smile with Santa appeal, you’ll be helping to keep patients smiling this Christmas.

There are two ways you can do this:

  • Give a gift

Our elves have put together a wish list of gifts after speaking to hospital staff, full of all the things patients would like and find most useful. You can choose to buy for a young patient or an older patient.

You can find the wish list hereThe delivery deadline for gifts to be at our office (Barts Charity, 12 Cock Lane, London, EC1A 9BU) is 6th December.

  • Give money

100% of your donation will help the Children’s Play Team and the Older People’s Services across all the hospitals we support to deliver the most extraordinary care possible, not just this Christmas but into 2018 too. Giving money is a special way to make your Christmas gift last longer.

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Tyraah's Christmas

It was Christmas Eve 2014 – aged just seven months old – when Tyraah was diagnosed with retinoblastoma, a rare form of eye cancer. This was a devastating time for the whole family.

She’s received chemotherapy and regularly visits The Royal London Hospital for check-ups, along with her little sister Mariaah who has the same eye gene. Spending Christmas in hospital could so easily destroy the magic for children like Tyraah and Mariaah, but with your support, we can keep the magic alive.

The Children’s Play Team and Older People’s Services that our appeal supports work tirelessly at Christmas and all year, delivering extraordinary healthcare and keeping morale as high as possible.

As Jade, Tyraah and Mariaah’s mum, says: “The Play Team are a massive part of our lives. They make Tyraah’s time there fun and easier; my children adore them and the whole team are fantastic.”

Your donation will support the Children’s Play Team and Older People’s Services to make more life-changing differences.

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Older patient at The Royal London Hospital - Barts Charity's Christmas appeal 2017

Get involved – and spread the magic...!

Share this page – and shout about your donation – on social media with the hashtag #SendaSmile (you can follow the Christmas magic by searching ‘Barts Charity’ on Twitter, Facebook and Instagram).

If you have any questions or would like to find out more, please get in touch with Santa’s Elf Victoria on 020 7618 1720, or you can:

Email Victoria

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