Every year, Mildmay hospital has many patients who are unable to go home for Christmas.
This year, just like last Christmas, we continue to care for vulnerable patients with HIV as well as people who are homeless or rough sleeping. Many of our patients have few social connections, and Christmas can be a very difficult, lonely and isolating time for them. We still have COVID restrictions in place and this affects the number of visitors we can allow into the hospital, so even those with families may not get a chance to see them.
To bring a little light into the lives of our patients this Christmas, we would like to give them Christmas presents: modest gifts like pyjamas, and little treats like toiletries or nice things to eat.
It is very moving to see how meaningful this can be to someone who has so very little.
Any patients who are discharged between Christmas and New Year, live alone or in a hostel, and have no family nearby, will be given a small hamper to take with them.
We need your help to do this and so we once again call upon the generosity of our friends and supporters and ask you to make a donation to our Christmas Appeal.
Last year you donated just over £970 - let's try and get to £1,000 this year
How you can help
By making a donation using with the button at the top of this page.
Our social workers, Beverley and Isobel, know our patients well and can determine what is needed most and go out and buy it as they will have an idea of how much money has been raised. In this way, everybody will get a little something nice that is also meaningful to each person individually.
You can also:
Make a donation by post
Send a cheque or postal order to:
Presents for Patients
Mildmay Mission Hospital
19 Tabernacle Gardens
Call our Charity Office and make a donation by credit/debit card:
020 7613 6311
Text to donate
You can make an instant donation of £3, £5 or £10 *
Use the code PUQZ01 and text it to one of the numbers below
To donate £3 text code to 70331
To donate £5 text code to 70970
To donate £10 text code to 70191
Remember, the code stays the same – PUQZ01 – just choose the number for the amount you want to donate.
Help us to bring some comfort to those who are in hospital feeling lonely and isolated this Christmas. Please donate now to our Christmas Appeal.
Join me in giving your support to Mildmay's Christmas appeal
Sir Martyn Lewis CBE
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