Christmas toy appeal
Epsom and St Helier University Hospitals NHS Trust has launched its Christmas toy appeal to bring a little joy to young patients who have cancer, medical conditions, and other illnesses or injuries.
In 2021, some 57 youngsters spent Christmas week on the children’s ward at Queen Mary’s Hospital in Carshalton, and more also stayed at Epsom Hospital. This year will be no different, with many young patients spending days or weeks at a time on one of the wards.
Toy donations can be made at both Epsom and Queen Mary’s hospitals, and must be suitable for children and teenagers aged 0-18 years. They need to be brand new and left unwrapped so staff know what gift they are giving to the children. The teams are grateful for any donations, but are particularly short on baby gifts and teenage gifts.
For Epsom, gifts can be dropped off at Casey Ward. Visitors can find the ward by coming in through the main entrance and following the signs to “Headley Wing”, towards X-Ray, then turning left where there are some stairs with a painted wall of mermaids and fish. If you head up the stairs, Casey Ward will be straight ahead.
You can also purchase gifts from dedicated Amazon wishlists, which can be found via:
At Queen Mary’s the children’s ward is on the second floor of the hospital, which sits behind the main St Helier Hospital. You can drop donations off between 7.30am and 3.30pm – please ask for Emily. If you have any questions, call: 0208 2963 035.