As we usher in 2019, CW+ would like to say thank you for the incredible number of donations we received over the festive season which helped to make Christmas in hospital a little easier for our patients at Chelsea and Westminster Hospital and West Middlesex University Hospital.

The festive season started with a bang at both hospitals as we were joined by superheroes and Disney princesses as part of Hasbro’s #GlobalDayofJoy. Our young patients were treated to crafts, games and presents to get them in the festive spirit, and even got an early surprise visit from Santa Claus!

Natural skincare brand Child’s Farm kindly donated an array of products for babies and children at both hospitals. These special packs included bath wash, bedtime bubbles and moisturiser all made from natural ingredients which are kind to sensitive skin.

At West Middlesex, Thorgills Estate Agents continued their annual tradition of visiting the children’s wards at Christmas to surprise patients and families with some special gifts. Our good friends at Tesco Twickenham and Feltham dropped off an incredible selection of presents for patients on Starlight Ward. Staff were not left out as the generous team at Asda Hounslow donated mince pies and festive chocolates to our A&E department to help staff power through their Christmas shifts.

We would also like to thank That’s a WrapSky UKRATPAccess Self Storage and Westside RadioDell EMCJapan Airlines, the Al-Mustafa Welfare Trust and the Hanwell London Ambulance Station, who we are so proud to work alongside, for their generous donations.

The Chelsea and Westminster Hospital community also helped to spread the Christmas joy. Parents and families of local schools Cameron House and Knightsbridge Kindergarten rallied around to donate an incredible selection of gifts while publishers Harper Collins donated an array of books to keep our patients occupied. We’d also like to thank local organisations Anytime Fitness ChelseaDecimus Fearon LLPOne Westminster and Regents University Charity Society who also generously donated their time to hold toy drives and donate presents.

The support from our local communities has been overwhelming this year and made such an incredible difference to patients in hospital during the festive season, thank you all!