This year we would like to welcome you to our very own Christmas Grotto in the Magic of Play Room at Lister to deliver donated toys for poorly children staying on our wards over the festive season.

Our Christmas Grotto will run from Monday 7th December through to Friday 11th December, with 6 slots available on each day from 10:00am to 3:00pm.

             

Due to Covid-19 we have had to adapt our grotto plans to suit the current climate, allow for social distancing measures and ensure we keep everyone on site safe. Please take note of the requirements below with regards to donating toys to our patients.

Gifts must be:

  • Brand new and in original packaging (unfortunately we cannot accept second hand toys)
  • Individual presents that can be taken home by a child
  • Appropriate for children from 0-18 years
  • Non-perishable (no food or confectionary)
  • Unwrapped and in sealed bags

To set up your own fundraiser for our Magic of Play Christmas Grotto please click here.

At the bottom of this page you will find a number of 30 minute appointment slots to come and visit our grotto, these are limited so please book quickly before they go. Unfortunately these are the only appointments we will be able to offer this year and are on a first come first served basis. Please arrive promptly at the time of your scheduled visit to allow for the smooth running of the grotto.

We will only be able to invite a maximum of two visitors per drop off slot to deliver Christmas gifts and get a picture with our paediatric team. Please note, toy donations cannot be removed from their sealed bags and photos will be socially distanced with masks worn. Presents will then be quarantined for 5 days before being handed out to patients, as a result, there will not be an opportunity to hand over gifts to patients directly this year.

Our Christmas Grotto will be held in the Children's Wards playroom. Please access the area by entering the hospital site through Gate 1 and park at the back of the consultants car park. A member of the team will be able to greet you by the paediatric garden and lead you through the fire exit to the play room. Click here to download a map

While on site you will have access to face masks, hand washing facilities and hand gel but please ensure you bring your own with you.

Before you visit our Christmas Grotto please complete our Gift in Kind form so that we can keep a record of your kind donations.

Friendly reminder: Please do not come onto site if you have had any recent flu like symptoms or Covid-19 symptoms and please do not visit the hospital site unannounced with gifts if you haven't booked an appointment slot. This event is subject to Covid-19 restrictions and guidelines.

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