​Christmas Presents Appeal

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

Please Support our 2021 Appeal!

Help us to bring smiles to children in hospital this Christmas time by donating a gift or two to our present appeal. Yorkshire Children’s Trust are pleased to continue their annual tradition of taking gifts to children in hospital over the festive period.

Don’t forget to let us know if you are collecting gifts
for our appeal this year!

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
2021 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 us to safely collect the gifts from your workplace, or for you to drop them into the charity.

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.