Now that the festive season is here, there are lots of ways you can join us and support your local NHS this Christmas.
Whether you're able to contribute to 'The Big Give', would like to contribute to providing gifts for our patients on Christmas Day, or want to get into the festive spirit with a 'Festive Friday' dress-up day, every Christmas contribution counts!
Take part in our Winter Raffle for just £1 per entry, with the chance to win some amazing prizes, including a £20 voucher for food and drinks at Prestwich Social! Donations will go towards creating our RAPTOR Theatre in the Greater Manchester Major Trauma Hospital. Winners will be announced on 1 March 2023.
We’re taking part in The Big Give Christmas Challenge this year, from 29 November – 6 December. Any donations made in that week will be doubled thanks to the support of our match funders, Reed Foundation, HCC Solicitors, One Love Charity Events, and J Parker's, making your money go further towards making our RAPTOR Theatre a reality.
The RAPTOR Theatre will be located in the new Greater Manchester Major Trauma Hospital, currently being built on the Salford Royal Hospital site, and will treat those with life-threatening trauma injuries by performing scans, X-rays, and surgical procedures in one place. This will save precious time and reduce risk by ensuring patients don’t need to be moved to different locations to be cared for.
Help us to provide a gift for every patient in our hospitals on Christmas Day, and those receiving treatment in the community.
Donating allows us to purchase a special gift for each patient, suitable to their age, conditions and needs, and have them wrapped and delivered in time for Christmas morning.
In 2020 we were able to provide gifts to an incredible 4,500 patients across Bury, Oldham, Salford and Rochdale, and every patient received one last year too.
Show your support for your local NHS in December, by getting out those Christmas jumpers, holiday socks and joyful hats. Whether it’s wearing your Christmas outfit out on the town, organising a Festive Friday with your colleagues at the office or showing your support while visiting one of our Northern Care Alliance hospitals, Festive Friday is a simple way to raise money and awareness for NorthCare Charity..
All you need to do is…
- Decide which Friday in December is your Festive Friday (can we suggest all of them…?)
- Let your colleagues, friends and family know
- On the big day, wear the jolliest festive outfit you can find
- Take pictures and tag us in them on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram, we're @ncarecharity
- Collect donations from everyone taking part and DONATE HERE
Just £1 per person who takes part would make an incredible difference to our work.
If we can help at all, please get in touch. The charity team would love to hear from you.
Go the extra mile and nominate us for the Supporters’ Choice Award and help us win £1,000 towards our campaign.
The award criteria will work just like a giveaway would. Entries are open from 12pm (midday) Friday, 2 December to 12pm (midday) Tuesday, 6 December, and the £1,000 donation will be awarded to the winning charity after the #ChristmasChallenge22 has ended.
To nominate, you’ll just need to create a social post on Twitter, Facebook or Instagram by including the following:
- Tag Big Give and NorthCare Charity
@ncarecharity on Twitter and Instagram, @NorthCareCharity on Facebook and you’ll find the Big Give’s social media accounts in their linktree
- Explain why you’d like to nominate our charity for the Supporters’ Choice Award – simple as that.
Thank you for all your support!
Take 2 minutes to nominate our charity for the Movement for Good 12 Days of Giving. For 12 days in December, they’ll be drawing 10 charities per working day to receive £1,000.
The first draw takes place on December 1st and the last on the 16th so please nominate and spread the word for us to be in with the chance of winning a free donation.
Not planning on sending Christmas cards this year? You can share our charity e-card to family, friends and colleagues instead and donate in lieu to support our work. Once you’ve made a donation, we’ll email you our charity Christmas e-card that you can send and share on social media with your own festive message.
Please remember to use easyfundraising and when you’re shopping online this Christmas, and all year round!
Over 7,000 brands including, eBay, John Lewis & Partners, Argos and M&S will donate to NorthCare Charity for FREE when you use easyfundraising to shop with them.
This means you can raise donations for us, at no extra cost to you, when you buy anything from decorations and festive food shopping to gifts like toys, jewellery, tech, experiences and more.
And if you are shopping with Amazon, make sure you turn on AmazonSmile in the app to make sure they donation from every purchase you make.
For more information take a look at our Fundraise as you shop page.