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Raising a Smile for Christmas appeal 2022

15 Nov 2022

Could you help us raise a smile for patients at Christmas?

We are aiming to buy a gift for all patients in our wards on Christmas Day.

Leicestershire Partnership NHS Trust’s charity, Raising Health, is asking for financial donations towards our £2,000 target.

Cathy Ellis, chair of LPT and chair of the Raising Health charity, said:

“Spending Christmas on our wards can be a very difficult time for our patients, especially those who do not receive many visitors.  Winter pressures of Covid-19 and flu mean that we still have to be careful with visitors and festive celebrations.  We would therefore like to provide a gift to all our patients who are with us on Christmas Day to make the day that little bit more special.

“We are hoping that our Raising a Smile for Christmas campaign will tell our patients – ones with physical or mental health conditions – how much the public is thinking of them.”

Each patient will receive a gift package.

Last year with the public’s help we provided gifts for more than 500 patients in our mental health wards, community hospitals, and our inpatient unit for children and adolescents.

Our Youth Advisory Board (YAB) are supporting this Christmas appeal to ensure that young people in our outpatients service are also given presents this Christmas.

The presents will go to LPT inpatients at our community hospitals (Coalville, Hinckley, Loughborough, Market Harborough, Melton, Oakham); at Mill Lodge in Enderby (Huntington’s disease), at Stewart House in Enderby (severe and enduring mental illness);  and in the city at the Bradgate Unit (working age mental health), Beacon Centre (children and adolescent mental health), Bennion Centre (older age general mental health) and the Evington Centre (physical health and dementia), Agnes Unit (Learning Disability), The Willows (severe and enduring mental illness).

To make a donation, go to: