gift appeal


Barts Charity has launched its Greatest Gift Appeal, aiming to raise £20,000 in 2019!

This Christmas some people won’t be gathered around the tree with their loved ones opening presents, eating way too much and making merry. Some will be stuck in the hospital fighting sickness and disability away from the comforts of home. Barts Charity wants to give them something to brighten their day with its Greatest Gift Appeal. If you fancy a challenge with a festive twist, why not join in the London Santa Run on the 8th of December in Victoria Park?

You will join 4,000 Santas for a fabulous festive fun run and raise vital funds for your hospital! You can choose to run 5K or 10K. All runners will get a FREE Santa suit and if you register before October 31st, you’ll be entered into a prize draw to win a £40 GBK voucher. Registration is £25 and your first challenge will be to raise £100 in sponsorship.

Get a gang together and make it a new tradition, perfect for park run families and very accessible for all fitness levels. You’ll feel alive with the spirit of the season and you’ll be able to forgive yourself that much more for too many mince pies!


As part of the Greatest Gift Appeal, Barts Charity has pledged to buy a present for every child and older person in one of the Barts Health NHS Trust’s hospitals this Christmas, which includes The Royal London Hospital in Whitechapel.

In total, Barts Charity will be buying over 1,000 presents! Any money raised over and above the cost of the presents will be going back into the Children and Young Peoples and Older Peoples services across the Trust. Services Tower Hamlets families have all used or may need to in the future.

No one wants to spend Christmas in the hospital so by supporting the Greatest Gift Appeal you’ll bring cheer to the young and the elderly patients and their families. Below are some examples of how your support can spread some festive joy this year.

  • £5.50 could buy a rattle to bring a smile to a baby’s face
  • £11.50 could buy a gift set to pamper an elderly patient
  • £22 could buy a game to entertain a child and their siblings on Christmas Day

If you don’t fancy running you can still support the Greatest Gift Appeal by visiting or phone 020 7618 1720 to make a donation.


When: Sunday 8th December 2019

Where: Victoria Park


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