How to support - local health charities
Imperial Health Charity provides grants to Imperial College Hospitals, including St Mary’s. These grants fund equipment, major redevelopment projects and research. The charity has an annual winter appeal. This year the campaign is called ‘Time for Play’ and will create a truly exceptional play space for seriously ill children at St Mary’s. Donations will be used to purchase play equipment designed to encourage curiosity, movement and interaction.
- £10 could buy simple multiplayer games such as Connect 4
- £20 could buy sensory balls to develop motor skills
- £50 could buy a set of percussion tubes
You can make a donation online or challenge yourself and sign up for a fundraising event. For those who would prefer to give toys, the Play Specialist team at St Mary’s have an ongoing wish list for Children’s Services via Amazon.
St John’s Hospice, an independent charity located within the Hospital of St John and St Elizabeth in St John’s Wood, provides specialised palliative care to more than 4,000 terminally ill patients and their families every year. St John’s Hospice is seeking gifts of mince pies/wrapped chocolates/wrapped biscuits for either their Inpatient Unit Christmas day or for their Light up a Life celebration reception. They are also accepting ideas for raffle prizes, and have sponsorship opportunities available for their Light Up a Life event. To make a financial donation to St John’s Hospice, please click here.