Christmas Wish Lists

Show you care this Christmas with a special gift for a patient

We’ve worked in collaboration with Leeds Teaching Hospitals to provide you with a list of  ‘most wanted’ gifts. Your donation will help spread festive cheer to over 2,000 people from across Leeds, Yorkshire and beyond spending Christmas in hospital; including children and teenagers, adults and the elderly.

To ensure your gift can be used in a Hospital environment please do not wrap your donations as they will need to be checked for suitability.

Christmas Drop Offs

Please note will be accepting donations on:

Yes, we will be accepting donations on:

Tuesday 17th December from 9am – 6pm

Clarendon Wing, LGI

If you would like to arrange a toy donation, please contact Jemma Richmond in advance on 0113 206 8412 or email fundraising@leeds-cares.org

This drop off will also incorporate donations for adult patients on the major trauma wards.

Wednesday 18th December from 9am – 6pm (Corporate Donations Only)

Clarendon Wing, LGI

If you would like to arrange a toy donation, please contact Codie Heneachon in advance on 0113 206 5926 or email fundraising@leeds-cares.org

Be a Santa to a Senior! We will also be accepting donations for elderly patients on:

Thursday 19th December from 9am until 4pm.

Bexley Wing, St James’s University Hospital

This drop-off will also incorporate donations for patients at Leeds Cancer Centre

If you would like to arrange a donation, please contact Codie Heneachon in advance on 0113 206 5926 or email fundraising@leeds-cares.org

If you have any more questions please refer to our FAQs page:

Gifts for babies on the Neonatal Unit

If you’d like to donate a present to babies spending Christmas on the Neonatal Unit, see some our gift ideas below.

Small Soft Toys – e.g teddies

Reading Book – e.g. my first nursery rhymes

Small Gift for the parents from their baby – e.g. my first Christmas photo frame

Small Blanket – neutral in colour (grey or beige)

Sensory Toys – e.g. lights/lamps

Gifts for young patients at Leeds Children's Hospital

Here’s some of our gift ideas to help make Christmas magical for children in hospital.

 

Creative Gifts – e.g. Play Dough

Building Blocks – e.g. Lego

Musical Toys – e.g. Percussion set

Sensory Toys – e.g. light up/squidgy toys

Arts and Crafts – e.g. pompoms/gem stones/pipe cleaners

Gifts for teenage patients

For teenagers spending Christmas in hospital, gifts like these would really brighten up their stay.

 

Vouchers – e.g. high street and online shops.

Books 

Music – e.g gig tickets/iTunes vouchers

Cosmetics – e.g. beauty products/body sets

Electronics

 

Gifts for Adults at Leeds Teaching Hospitals

If you’d like to donate a present to an adult spending Christmas in hospital, here’s some gift ideas.

 

 

Puzzles and Games 

Mindfulness Colouring Books – e.g.  drawing books/felt pens

Disposable Earphones

Clothing – for patients on the Trauma Ward

Gifts for Elderly Patients

Your gift will help make older patients stay in hospital over the festive season more comfortable.

 

Casual Clothing (plain coloured) – e.g. socks, jumpers, joggers (in various sizes)

Sensory Items – e.g. tactile items, scenes, scentscapes

Puzzles and Games – e.g cards, dominoes, jigsaws

Reminiscence (for dementia patients) – e.g. scrapbooks/memory activity books

Arts and Crafts sets – e.g. colouring books, aqua paint, doodle books