WE WANT TO SAY A BIG THANK YOU, to everyone who donated to Care This Christmas 2021.   

The charity has used the money to get every patient we cared for within Northern Care Alliance NHS Foundation Trust on Christmas Day, a special gift that was suitable to their age, conditions and needs, as we used this time of year to celebrate our diverse communities.  

We would also like to say thank you to the Northern Care Alliance staff who took part in Festive Fashion, which was a day for them to wear their best festive outfits, whether this was Christmas jumpers, festive socks, tights, ties or earrings.    

There were some fabulous fundraisers during the Christmas period; bikers raising money to donate lots of toys to children services, schools making hampers, money raised to provide books to children’s wards, and we received a kind donation from Pretty Little Thing, as part of their 12 days of Christmas, just to name a few.  

Staff at Royal Oldham Hospital receive donation from Julie Rothwell.

Julie Rothwell, owner of Rosie Loves to Read and worker at Middleton Technology School was just one of those fabulous fundraisers, she said: "I am passionate about books, mental health and children, so it made sense to combine them all and support my local children's ward. 

"Helping to bring books into a child's life when they are going through a tough time is important so we can hopefully engage and inspire them as part of their journey getting back to feeling better. If it takes their minds off whatever they are going through, then I will be happy". 

Speaking about Care This Christmas Rebecca Swithenbank, Fundraising Officer for NorthCare Charity, said: “We are grateful for the kind donations that we received over the festive period that enabled us to provide a small gift to the patients that they could open on Christmas Day.  

“If you would like to make a donation to support patient wellbeing, please click here." 

If you would like to fundraise for NorthCare Charity, please click here.