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Thank you to everyone who supports our appeals. Because of you we can be there for NHS Lothian patients, their families and staff when they need us most.

Your donations make a huge difference to patients and staff, helping us to provide wellbeing areas for staff to get some much needed rest and relaxation during busy shifts, support life-saving research, and improve the experience of those who use NHS services; a comfortable waiting area, a welcoming bedside environment. Every donation, large and small, has the potential to transform lives.

Current Appeals

Secret Santa Appeal

This winter, we are asking our supporters to give a gift to support NHS Lothian’s patients who are too unwell to go home to family and friends for Christmas. Hear from Julie and Debbie, Senior Charge Nurse & Charge Nurse, Rehabilitation wards, Astley Ainslie Hospital, on why creating a happy festive memories for patients and staff is so important.

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Past Appeals

Secret Santa Appeal 2022

Our Secret Santa Appeal in 2022 asked our supporters to help us bring some joy to patients who were too unwell to go home to family and friends for Christmas. Thanks to your kindness and generosity, hospital felt more like home for those patients spending Christmas away from their family and friends. From festive decorations in wards to Christmas parties and small gifts to open on Christmas morning, your gift helped to lift someone’s spirits when they need it most. Thank you

Wellbeing Appeal 2021

The pandemic was hard for all of us, but it was especially hard for NHS Lothian staff. In the Summer of 2021, we asked our supporters to support the wellbeing of staff, and give back to them when they’ve done so much for us. We want every staff member across all of NHS Lothian to have a space to take a moment to themselves.

Our Wellbeing Appeal has now ended, but check back here in 2022 for news of our current appeal.

Secret Santa Appeal 2021

The Winter appeal in 2021 asked our supporters to give a gift to support NHS Lothian’s patients who are too unwell to go home to family and friends for Christmas. We asked you to be their Secret Santa and give a gift of £20 today to lift someone’s spirits when they need it most.

NHS Lothian COVID-19 Appeal

COVID-19 had a major impact on staff and patients across NHS Lothian.

Throughout this incredibly challenging period, we stood side by side with our remarkable NHS Heroes; committed to supporting staff and patients through COVID-19 and beyond.

Thanks to the extraordinary generosity and kindness of our many donors, fundraisers and supporters, we were able to provide urgent assistance to meet immediate requirements, as well as a programme of long-term support.

If you are interested in making a gift to the areas that our previous appeals have focused on, please do get in touch and we can find a suitable activity that still needs your support.

Want to know more about how you can support NHS Lothian staff, patients and their families?

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How your donations are making a difference

Art And Therapeutic Design To Enhance Patient Experience

Thanks to you, our amazing supporters, we were able to fund £2million worth of art and design enhancements to the […]

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Enhancing Breast Cancer Clinical Practice And Management Through Life-Saving Research

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Enhancing NHS Lothian’s Mental Health Support for Health and Care Staff During COVID-19

Thanks to donations to our NHS Lothian COVID-19 Appeal and grants from NHS Charities Together, we have helped to enhance […]

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