Leeds Cares at Christmas – FAQs

What will my donation pay for?

Every year, thanks to the generosity of good people like you, we are able to do the following to make the festive season a little brighter for staff and patients. We’ll put any gift you can make to good use across the work of Leeds Cares.

  • £10 can cover the cost of a Christmas Day lunch for staff (or £60 would cover the cost for a team of six)
  • £25 would buy a Christmas present for someone facing Christmas alone in the hospital. It’s likely to be the only gift they’ll receive.
  • £100 can help make the hospital look more festive (especially in the children’s hospital) and contribute towards trees, decorations
    and lights.

Whatever you can give will be greatly appreciated and you can feel proud of making Christmas that little bit brighter for our patients.

Can I still donate gifts at Christmas if I want to?

Yes – However 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:

Why can’t I donate a gift outside of the allotted dates and times?

Due to Covid 19 restrictions, we are having to keep footfall on the hospital sites to a minimum.

Additionally, the charity and Leeds Children’s Hospital have limited resources to manage incoming donations of gifts and toys day to day, especially over the busy Christmas period.

By receiving donations on specific days, we are able to plan our time effectively and limit the risk to everybody involved.

Can I still support or donate to a particular area of work?

Yes – you can fundraise or donate to a specific area of the hospital or to a specific project that’s close to your heart, or you can support us more broadly, so we can use your gift where the need is greatest – the choice is yours.

Can I donate or buy Christmas cards on your website?

Yes – you can purchase Christmas cards via our online shop here:

How else can I get involved this Christmas?

We have a number of ways you can get involved over the festive period – please visit our Christmas page:

How is Leeds Cares regulated?

Leeds Cares is registered with the Fundraising Regulator and follows the Code of Fundraising Practice. We are committed to ensuring our fundraising activities are legal, open, honest and respectful. In addition, our charitable activities are overseen by our CEO Esther Wakeman and an independent board of trustees.

For more information, visit www.fundraisingregulator.org.uk