Leeds Cares at Christmas

A Christmas like no other

Our local NHS hospitals need your support more than ever this Christmas.

The hospitals have robust plans in place in response to the coronavirus pandemic. However, staff will be working even harder than usual over the winter months to care for more than 2,000 patients spending Christmas in hospital.

We’re doing things differently this year, as many of our annual festive events, activities and ward visits from local sporting stars have been cancelled. 

Your donations this festive season will help make hospital brighter for patients across Leeds Teaching Hospitals, from our youngest patients at Leeds Children’s Hospital, to patients at Leeds Cancer Centre and patients on the elderly wards.

Find out how you can support Leeds Cares at Christmas below:

Looking for information our memorial service and videos from the chaplaincy service?
They are not quite ready yet, but we will be adding the links as soon as possible.
Do check back in a week or so to view and find out more information.
Sponsor the Sparkle

We invite your business to sponsor one of the illuminated wall-mounted stars which will be installed on the Brotherton Wing, at Leeds General Infirmary, overlooking Millennium Square.

Sponsor the Sparkle
Gift Drop-offs

Due to Covid 19 restrictions we have made changes to our donation drop offs.

All up to date information about our gift drop-offs is here:

Gift Drop-offs
Dedicate a Star

Celebrate and say thanks to those who’ve helped you in 2020 and to remember those no longer with us.

Dedicate a Star
Christmas Events & Activities

Get involved with our “Down the Chimney” Abseil, virtual Christmas Jumper day or download a Christmas Quiz to test your friends!

Christmas Events
Show you care with a Leeds Cares Christmas card

Send your friends and family a Leeds Cares Christmas card. Every pack bought and sold will help to support the patients, families and staff at Leeds Teaching Hospitals.

Christmas Cards
Frequently Asked Questions

If you have any further questions about Leeds Cares at Christmas, please visit our Frequently Asked Questions page.

Frequently Asked Questions

“The team on Ward 30 really looked after Abbie and went out of their way to make Christmas feel special. Thanks to charity donations Abbie had loads of presents in hospital on Christmas Day and lots of festive activities to keep her distracted during treatment.”

David, father of seven year-old Abbie, who spent two weeks in Leeds Children's Hospital last year
Support children like Abbie with our Christmas wish-list