Do great things with your colleagues this Christmas

This year we’re all ready to get together with our colleagues to celebrate the festive season. 

Whether you're celebrating in-person or online, we want your help to spread some joy to those spending Christmas in Bristol and Weston hospitals.

Whether that’s giving them a tree to decorate, a hot Christmas dinner to eat or a present to open, we want this year to be the biggest and best Christmas ever. 

Christmas at our hospitals is great. With your support, it can be greater.

National Elf ServiceNational Elf Service Day

Are you ready to get your elf on and be at the top of the nice list? Join us on Thursday 9th December to celebrate National Elf Service Day. 

Taking part is as easy as finding the first door on your advent calendar. Simply dress as an elf with your colleagues and make a donation to your local hospitals.  

You can pull out all the stops – from the elf hat on your head to the tips of the elf slippers on your toes. This is your moment of elf greatness.

Selfies are great. 'Elfies are greater.

Join the National Elf Service

Celebration donation

If you're not doing your usual Christmas party or Secret Santa this year, you could donate the money you've saved to patients and staff spending Christmas in hospital instead.

£6 could pay for a present for a patient to open on Christmas morning 

£50 could pay for a hamper of treats for NHS staff during the festive period 

£100 could pay for an electronic tablet for patients to keep in touch with their families during the holidays 

If you'd like to discuss this further, please contact our Corporate Team on [email protected]


Christmas fundraising ideas

Christmas Musical Bingo 

Whether you're in-person at the pub or online from your own home, what Christmas party is complete without games? Our Christmas Musical Bingo can be played virtually or in person.

We can supply you with up to 30 bingo cards which you can print or access on smartphones and laptops, and a Christmas playlist. All you need is access to Spotify and a group of competitive colleagues!

To host your own musical bingo:

  1. Register for free to receive your bingo cards and a link to the Bristol & Weston Hospitals Charity Spotify playlist.
  2. You can play in person or virtually over Zoom, House Party or whichever video platform takes your fancy.
  3. Ask players to make a donation to take part. It’s an easy way to fundraise for Bristol and Weston hospitals!

Register to receive your Musical Bingo pack

Giving gifts this Christmas

Many businesses like to deliver gifts to the hospitals in person at Christmas. Unfortunately, due to Covid-19 policies put in place to protect patients and staff, it's unlikely we'll be able to invite you to the hospitals this year.

However, a donation today will mean that we can do great things for every one of the 1,000 patients spending Christmas in hospital.

Giving at Christmas is great. Giving to our hospitals at Christmas is greater.

More fundraising ideas

  • Secret Santa -  Instead of spending £10 on Secret Santa pressies, ask your friends and colleagues to set the limit to £5 and donate the spare to £5 to Bristol and Weston hospitals. 
  • Christmas Quiz - Be a quizmaster and get your friends and family involved for some quizical fun. Whether you create a quiz, do an online raffle or play games, you could encourage those participating to make a donation to your fundraiser and help bring joy to patients in hospital. 
  • Christmas bake saleReady, set, bake! Organise a bake sale to sell festive goodies at your work, school or local club. Christmas cake, mince pies, gingerbread and fairycakes will be a great way to help share Christmas spirit and donate the proceeds.

  • Festive sweepstakeGuess the name of the elf, how many baubles are on the tree, or how many reindeer biscuits are in a jar are just a few ideas to get you started. This is a quick and easy way to raise funds. Simply charge a few pounds per guess and offer a prize for the winner. 

Rathbones logoThis year our Christmas campaign has been generously supported by Rathbones. We’re working with the firm to create a lasting legacy for patients, staff and the communities in Bristol and Weston. Thank you.