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The Great North Children’s Hospital needs your help to spread cheer this Christmas!

The Great North Children’s Hospital (GNCH) needs your help to spread cheer this Christmas, have you got what it takes to spread some Geordie joy?



It’s creeping up folks... Can you believe how soon it’ll be Christmas again?! A time for happiness, cheer, and of course gifts to our loved ones! Here at NE1 we know how much the people of Newcastle love to spread Geordie joy during the season of goodwill, so that’s why we reached out to our friends at the GNCH to make sure everyone knows how best to help them this December. For many children GNCH is a beacon of hope, supporting them in many ways whilst they’re receiving the care they need. 

Did you know, GNCH is one of the four largest Children’s hospitals in the UK? Annually 32,000 children attend as inpatients, 44,000 children visit the Paediatric Emergency Department, 150,000 children have outpatient appointments and 15,000 attend as day cases. That’s almost a quarter of a million children! Now it may seem a little early, but as we all know, Santa is a man with a lot on his plate, so if you were thinking of lending a hand and making a donation to the Great North Children’s Hospital this year we’ve got all the info you need to make sure it’s just perfect!



We know how generous you readers are and how eager you’ll be to help old Saint Nick deliver as many mint gifts as possible to the children, but the elves over at GNCH need to be careful about what they let into their amazing facility, so they’ve provided us with a handy dos and don'ts guide to ensure none of your lovely gifts get wasted, that’s the last thing anyone wants!

- All gifts need to be new and in original packaging please!

- Gifts should be unwrapped (you can provide wrapping if you wish!).

- Heads up! Gifts should be washable or wipeable!

- Although we’re certain the children would love to dive into a heap of chocolate, most patients sadly cannot enjoy them while they are in hospital. So, no edible gifts please!

- No second hand or used gifts please team, as important health guidelines have to be followed!

How can I help Great North Children’s Hospital this festive period?

The most useful support you can give is by donating to GNCH’s festive fund which allows the hospital to fund festive cheer as well as innovative pieces of equipment and extras that enable a positive experience for young patients at this time of year.

How can I donate?

Via the Website: charity.newcastle-hospitals.nhs.uk/great-north-childrens-hospital

Via Just Giving: justgiving.com/fundraising/gnch

Via Text: 0191 2137235

By card or cash by contacting the charity office:

[email protected]

If you would like to make a gift donation please contact [email protected]

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