Get your free The National ‘Elf Service Day fundraising pack
Get ready to sprinkle some elf magic and make a difference across NHS Lothian with your FREE National ‘Elf Service Day pack. Your pack is full of resources to help you host a memorable event and boost your donations.
Inside your FREE National ‘Elf Service Day pack, you’ll discover:
- Valuable tips to maximize your fundraising efforts
- An eye-catching poster to spread the word about the event
- A fun game for friends, family or colleagues
- A poster to discover your unique elf name!
Ready to get started? Simply click on the items below to download and start fundraising.
Find out how generous donations from our supporters have helped to make Christmas special for patients and families:
“I spent two weeks in hospital that December in the lead-up to Christmas. Christmas eve arrived, and I was expecting it to be like any other day on the ward, but the doctors and nurses made it special and brought the Christmas experience to us. The staff dressed up, sang Christmas carols, and we all had mince pies. It really lifted my spirits when I was missing my tiny baby boy and family at home.
“I still remember waking up on Christmas day and being surprised to find a small present left at my bedside by the staff, some lovely toiletries. It was a small thing, but it had a big impact. A small act of kindness can help someone feel remembered.”
Every year, volunteers from our FACE cancer fund take children who have been impacted by cancer to Lapland, giving them a magical day where they meet the ‘real’ Santa.
“The gift of our trip to Lapland with John and the volunteers at FACE was once in a lifetime, especially after my two little boys lost their dad after a very long illness just a few months ago. The concept of bringing bereaved children to go meet Santa and spend a magical day in the Arctic was just beautiful, and very moving.”
“I don’t remember much about the admission because I was too unwell, but I still remember waking up on Christmas day and being surprised to find a small present left at my bedside by the staff.
“I expected Christmas Day to be like any other day on the ward, but the staff made it a break from the normal routine. There was a special Christmas breakfast and a festive buffet in the evening. I remember enjoying the chocolate cake, and it was the first time I’d been able to enjoy food like that for weeks. The staff dressed up and made a real effort to make it festive for us, and we all felt like family for the day.”