​Christmas Presents Appeal

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

2022 Christmas Appeal – Now Closed.

Thank you for your interest in our Christmas Appeal. This year we received an overwhelming response to our appeal, working with a great range of companies and schools and gifted over 2,000 gifts to children in hospital over Christmas.

If you would still like to support YCT over Christmas, we would welcome a donation to support our work with local children, every penny will be used to help those in need. Please see the Help&Donate menu at the top of this page for details of how you can donate.

Thank you to everyone that donated to our Present Appeal, may we wish each and every one of you a very happy Christmas and the very best for the new year.

2023 Christmas Appeal – Please come back in October!

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!

Why not help our Christmas Appeal through your workplace, school or college?

Download our new
2022 supporters poster 

Santa Blake at Calderdale Hospital

We could not have managed to provide this service without the help and support from local people, schools, colleges and businesses, so we would like to thank each and every one of you for your continued support to our appeal. You have all helped to bring a smile to a child stuck in hospital over Christmas time.


Can I donate actual gifts this year?

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.uk 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)


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.