Rovers contribute to “National Elf Service” NHS appeal
Due to the Covid-19 pandemic, our annual visit to the Children’s ward at Hull Royal Infirmary could not go ahead as planned.
Traditionally, members of the first team deliver Christmas gifts for the areas sickest children the hospitals care for. To keep patients safe during the Covid-19 pandemic, the highest infection control procedures and restrictions on visiting loved ones are in place across the hospitals to prevent the spread of the virus.
In place of the visit the club have made a financial donation which will enable the hospitals to purchase ‘Covid safe gifts’ for children of all ages from babies, toddlers, primary and secondary aged young people who will be staying on the wards over the Christmas period. Any additional funds will be used to support patients across our hospitals throughout the year.
The donation has been made as part of the “Help the NHS with the WISHH National Elf Service!” appeal.
Support will also be provided for medical elderly patients, providing patients with reminiscence items for dementia patients and other items to make their stay in hospital more comfortable.
Supporters who wish to get involved too can make a donation online at https://www.justgiving.com/campaign/happyxmas.
This is how your donations could help make a difference:
- £10 will provide a patient with a toy or reminiscence gift
- £15 will provide a patient with a mindfulness colouring book and pencil crayons
- £20 will fund an Art/Crafts Bag – A take-home gift to encourage activities post discharge
- £25 will provide a teddy bear for a vulnerable child who undergoes medical examination within the hospital
- £100 – £500 will provide sensory items for our Eye Hospital for example bubble tubes and sensory boards
- £250+ will provide a Santa sack of games and gifts for children on wards and for those patients with dementia
- £1,000+ will enhance playroom learning toys and reminiscence areas on our wards for patients now and in future years.
Hull Kingston Rovers would like to wish all supporters, club partners, staff and players a very Happy Christmas and a Happy New Year.
2020 has undoubtable been tough for everyone so we’d like to once again thank everyone for their support, and we look forward to better times in 2021.Back To Latest News +