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Whether you want to get involved in an upcoming event, or would like to know about the latest developments at Epsom and St Helier – we have all the information you need.

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Below are the latest news stories from our staff and hospitals. If you have any questions, please call the Communications Team – details are on the right.  

‘What a bright time, it's the right time to rock the day away’… in fancy dress!

Join Epsom and St Helier for National Elf Service Day on Thursday 13 December, and help to raise your festive spirit and vital funds for the hospitals.

Whether you are going to school, college or to work, we're encouraging everyone to dress up as an elf (or another Christmas character) in aid of our hospital charity. So dust off your pointy ears, stripey socks, red and green garments, and help your local hospitals!

National Elf Service Day is a Christmas fundraising event launched by the Trust’s new Epsom and St Helier Hospitals Charity that will help to spread a little joy and excitement whilst supporting a very important cause – improving our hospital services. So make sure you round up your colleagues, friends and family to help raise funds in a jolly and festive way.

If dressing up isn't your thing, then how about raising funds in a different way, perhaps you could raise money by:

  • Holding a Christmas themed movie night
  • Holding a festive ‘elfy’ bake sale
  • Carol singing.

You name it, as long as you're an elf or being ‘elful’, you can take part.

Lisa Thomson, Director of Communications and Patient Experience said: “National Elf Service Day is a great way for everyone (local organisations, businesses and residents) to get involved by doing something fun and having a giggle whilst raising much needed funds for our hospitals. We would really appreciate any donations we receive, no matter how big or small.”

How to donate:

You can donate directly on our page: (opens in a new window). We suggest a donation of £2 (or more) for the honour of being a Santa’s helper. All proceeds will go towards supporting vital services at Epsom and St Helier hospitals, so you’ll be a hospital helper too! If there is a group of you taking part in National Elf Service Day, it may be good for someone to be ‘Head Elf’ to collect all the donations.

And of course we'd love to see pictures of all our supportive elves so please make sure you email them to or post them on our social media pages (Facebook: opens in a new window), Twitter: @epsom_sthelier (opens in a new window) and Instagram: @epsom_sthelier (opens in a new window)) in your post and use the hashtag #ESTHelf.

Thank you for supporting your local hospitals and we hope you have an ‘elftastic’ day!

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