Do great things Christmas 2021 National Elf Service Day DO SOMETHING GREAT THIS CHRISTMAS Are you ready to get your elf on to support Bristol and Weston hospitals 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 friends, family, colleagues, classmates or pets 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. If you can’t make that date, then choose another day in December that suits you and the other elves in your workshop. This is an opportunity to say a massive thank you to our wonderful NHS staff who continue to be there us. By taking part you’ll be helping to spread some festive cheer to patients and staff at Bristol and Weston hospitals - whether that’s giving them a tree to decorate, a hot Christmas dinner to eat or a present to open. Selfies are great. 'Elfies are greater. Sign up now Remember to take lots of 'elfies' on the day and share your elf name with us (find out your name below) on social media by using the hashtag #BWElfDay MAKE A DIFFERENCE Invite your friends, colleagues or family to join you and encourage them to donate £3 or more to your local NHS charity, Bristol & Weston Hospitals Charity. Create a National Elf Service Day JustGiving page so that you can easily send it to anyone who wants to contribute to your fundraising. Set up my JustGiving Christmas fundraising page FIND YOUR ELF NAME Our elf name generator is back! You could be Jolly Von Icicles, Twirly Sleighson or Teddy Toy-Townsend for the day - or longer if you're really getting into the spirit of things. Simply take the first letter of your first name and your birth month to find out what elf you'll be on 9th December. THE FAQS How do I take part in National Elf Service Day? Simply dress as an elf with your friends, family, colleagues, classmates or pets and make a donation to your local hospitals. What if I don’t have an elf costume? Do I need to buy one? Sign up and we'll send you some festive elf props, or you can dress in another Christmassy outfit. How much do I need to raise? There's no fundraising target for this event. You can use our text to donate number to donate £3. Text ELF to 70085. Texts will cost the donation amount plus one standard network rate message. How can I share my pictures? Tag us, we’d love to see your ‘elfies! Share your pictures using the hashtag #BWElfDay. What if I can’t do it on 9th December? You can take part another day that suits you. Do I need to be in a group? No, you can take part on your own or with a group of friends, colleagues or classmates. How can I make a donation or pay in the money I’ve raised? You can text ELF to 70085 to donate £3. Texts will cost the donation amount plus one standard network rate message. Or you can set up a JustGiving fundraising page to make it as easy as possible for everyone to donate. Alternatively, you can pay in your fundraising via our website, drop it off at our office or fundraising hub, or post a cheque made out to Bristol & Weston Hospitals Charity to Whitefriars, Lewins Mead, Bristol, BS1 2NT. How will the money I raise help? You donations will do great things for patients and staff at all ten hospitals in University Hospitals Bristol and Weston NHS Foundation Trust. It could pay for a present for a patient to open on Christmas morning, a hamper of treats to support NHS staff during the festive period or an electronic tablet for patients to keep in touch with their families during the holidays. Christmas at our hospitals is great. With your support, it can be greater. Who can I speak to if I have more questions? Email our Chief Elf Inspectors [email protected] with any questions. This 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.