​Christmas Presents Appeal

Help us to bring smiles to local children stuck in hospital this Christmas time

2023 Christmas Appeal – All Slots Now Booked!

All of our drop off slots for our Christmas Appeal are now full! ❤️
Thank you 🙏 to all organisations and businesses that are supporting us this year – we look forward to meeting you all over the next few weeks. 🎅

🎁 If you are not booked in, you can still help by dropping off a gift to one of the Mandale Homes collection points (https://yctrust.uk/news/miller-homes-christmas-appeal-drop-off-points/) or by posting a gift to the RedRoots Giving Tree (https://fb.watch/osPJFZx6eA/).

You are all truly amazing and together we are going to make a big difference to the lives of many children this Christmas time.

Please check back next year to support our appeal

There is nothing worse for a child that being stuck in hospital over the Christmas period, so together with Santa Blake we host a grotto experience at Calderdale. Santa will read a story to the children on the ward, tell an exciting tale of how he has to hide the keys to the cookie cupboard from Mrs Claus! and the see each child individually for a photo opportunity and a gift. Any child in isolation will be also given the opportunity to see Santa in a socially distanced way too!

At other hospitals in the region we are also very pleased to continue our annual present drops to ensure no child in hospital wakes up without a present on Christmas morning.

You can help by donating one or more gifts to our appeal! We ask that all gifts are supplied, new and unwrapped (and under £15 in value) so we can check and allocate them to the children on the wards of the following local hospitals:

Calderdale Hospital
Bradford Royal Infirmary
Leeds Children’s Hospital Cancer Ward/Teenage Cancer Unit
Airedale Hospital
Dewsbury Hospital
Pinderfields Hospital
and to children staying at Eckersley House too!

Don’t forget to book in your delivery slot!

Download our new
2023 supporters poster 

Santa Blake at Calderdale Hospital

Gift Criteria

For health and safety and to allow our annual scheme to run smoothly, we do have a few criteria for the donated gifts:

– Gifts should be new and in original packaging
– Gifts should not be unduly large or heavy
– We recommend the maximum gift value is £15
– Gifts can be for boys or girls and from birth to teenagers
– Gifts should not cause any offense, so sadly no toy guns or religious items
– Due to allergies, we cannot gift chocolates or selection boxes
– Gifts should be unwrapped so our helpers can check, wrap and allocate them to a local hospital. 

How to deliver the gifts?

We want to help you remain safe as well as the children on the hospital wards and us too! For this reason, we are working a little differently this year and ask if you wish to collect gifts for our appeal, you please let us know by emailing simon@yctrust.org so we can book you into a slot for you to safely drop gifts into our new offices just outside Halifax town centre: 

Horley Green Works, Horley Green Road, Halifax, HX3 6AS
(We are the big green gates at the end of Horley Green Road)

(Pre-booked drop off slots only please! – Please email simon@yctrust.org to book in a delivery slot) – Thank you 🙂


Prefer to text donate?
Send XMASGIFT 3 to 70085
to donate £3 to our appeal today.

It’s been difficult year, but lets make Christmas time special
for all the children who are in hospital.