Staff support festive fundraiser for hospital charity

Monday 17th December 2018

Patients and visitors attending Queen Victoria Hospital on Friday (14 December) may have thought Christmas had come early as staff from across the hospital took part in a festive fundraiser for the QVH Charity.

Donning all manner of festive knits, staff and volunteers took part in a special Christmas Jumper Day to raise funds for the hospital’s own charity. And whilst staff directly treating and caring for patients couldn’t wear jumpers on duty, they were seen sporting them to and from work.

And it wasn’t just hospital staff getting involved. Students and staff at Lingfield College ran a whole range of festive activities including Christmas Jumper Day, selling candy canes and their favourite Krispy Crème stand. Local businesses were also supporting the QVH Charity too, as well as charity ambassador, actor Jack Ashton, best known for playing Rev. Tom Hereward in the BBC television series, Call the Midwife, who created a special video which you can watch here

To top off the festivities, staff had a visit from members of the East Grinstead Mums Facebook group who kindly donated enough mince pies for every member of hospital staff to have one – which they delivered dressed as elves! Eva Sonneveld from the group said: “We had so much fun. I’m in absolute awe of you guys, so many amazing people that work behind the scenes. Thank you for everything you do and I’m sure we will see you all again soon.”

Camilla Slattery, Head of Fundraising for QVH Charity, said: “We’d like to thank everyone who got involved in our Christmas Jumper Day in aid of QVH Charity. It’s been great to see so many people taking part in our festive fundraiser which will help us support a range of projects at Queen Victoria Hospital, such as equipment not routinely funded by the NHS, which will be used by our incredible clinicians as they help rebuild lives each day.”

It’s not too late to get involved. If you’d like to make a festive donation to QVH Charity you can text to donate £2 using CMAS01 £2 to 70070. Or go to to find out more.

For more information please contact the Queen Victoria Hospital Press Office on 01342 414508.