About Raise a Smile

Raise a Smile appeal, hospital patient and nurse

We received and distributed 776 gifts for our 2019 appeal … thank you so much to everyone that helped.

We will be back with Raise a Smile in December 2020.

In the meantime please keep in touch with Raise at www.raisewestherts.org.uk.

Raise a Smile is our annual Christmas campaign to collect enough gifts that we can give a present to every single patient who has to be in one of our hospitals on Christmas Eve into Christmas Day. Young or old, ill or injured, regardless of background, we want to spread a little Christmas cheer to everyone. It’s never really fun being in hospital, so at Christmas please help us to Raise a Smile by helping us reach our target of at least 600 presents (which is nearly a sleighful!). 

To make this happen we rely on local businesses and the local community in Watford, Hemel Hempstead and St Albans, so please help if you can.

We have a great team of volunteer Christmas Elves who give time to sorting, wrapping, labelling and delivering your gifts to the wards. Every present is individually carefully wrapped and labelled, and gifts are chosen for age, sex, appropriateness and with our patients’ different cultures in mind.

But it starts with you … please give a gift, or make a donation that we can use to buy one.

It’s so easy to do … just follow this link or click on “Give a Christmas Gift” at the top of this page.

Thank you, we could not do it without you!

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