Why not make someone's Christmas special this year
LEICESTER'S Hospitals staff are appealing to the people of Leicestershire and Rutland to think about donating a gift to an older person who will be
spending their Christmas Day in hospital.
Last year around 600 patients over the age of 70 spent Christmas day in one of their three hospitals.
Sadly, many of these patients didn't get presents or visitors at the one time of the year when most people are enjoying the day with loved ones opening
A spokesman for Leicester's Hospitals said: "Unfortunately these patients are not well enough to go home and we'd like to make their Christmas day as
festive as possible, with your help.
"This year in partnership with Age UK LeicesterShire and Rutland, we would like to encourage local people to consider donating a small gift to bring a smile
to someone's face."
Donated gifts can be for a male or female, which should be indicated on the gift label (which can be printed from the website - see below) along with a
message from the donator.
Gifts placed in a gift bag and clearly labelled are welcomed.
Download the label (The PDF Gift Card link just below), write a message and put it on the gift.
FOUR MINI GIFT CHRISTMAS TAGS (on one A4 sheet) - Older People's Campaign
By putting items in a gift bag staff can keep products safe and make sure they are appropriate before passing them on.
Suggested gifts include:
1) Lip balms, hand lotions, foot lotions or other moisturising lotions or hand wipes (either fragrance free or gently fragranced)
2) Slipper socks/ bed socks
3) Chocolates, biscuits, sweets, cereal bars, Halal / Indian sweets
4) Cordials, herbal, original or flavoured tea-bags 5) Pens/ pencils, notepads, note lets and cards and puzzle books â¨
Things the hospital cannot accept:
To prevent infection, the hospitals can only accept new items in their original packaging and gifts placed in a gift bag and not wrapped in paper.
All purchased food products must be in a sealed package and still in date.
Unfortunately they are not able to accept edible homemade gifts (cakes, sweets etc), electrical items, used books, DVDs or VHS tapes; denominational or
Where to take your gift:â¨
Gifts can be left at any main reception at either the Glenfield, Royal Infirmary or General hospital.
Gift can also be taken to any Age UK shop in Leicester, Leicestershire and Rutland or either of
their resource centres in Leicester. A list of centres can be found here.