We need your help to bring our patients a little Christmas cheer.
Every year, Mildmay hospital has many patients who are unable to go home for Christmas. This year, not only are we caring for vulnerable patients with HIV, but also people who are homeless or rough sleeping - some of them are also recovering from COVID-19.
In fact, the hospital is currently at full capacity and likely to stay that way, as we have a waiting list of patients to be discharged to us from NHS acute hospitals as soon as one of our 26 beds becomes available.
Many of our patients have few social connections, and Christmas can be a very difficult, lonely and isolating time for them.
This year will be much worse because COVID regulations have severely restricted the number of visitors we can allow into the hospital.
Help us to bring comfort to those who are in hospital feeling lonely and isolated this Christmas
To bring a little light into the lives of our patients this Christmas, we would like to give them Christmas presents; modest gifts and treats like toiletries or nice things to eat..
Any patients who are discharged between Christmas and New Year, live alone or in a hostel, and have no family nearby, will be given a small hamper to take with them.
We need your help to do this and so we once again call upon the generosity of our friends and supporters and ask you to make a donation to our Christmas Appeal.
How you can help
Text to donate or make an online donation
Please make a donation and mark it for our Christmas Fund. This is ideal, as our social workers, Beverley and Isobel, know our patients well and can determine what is needed most and go out and buy it. In this way, everybody will get a little something nice that is also meaningful.
Text PUQZ01 to donate
You can make an instant donation of £1, £3, £5 or £10 by texting one of these numbers*
To donate £1
To donate £3
To donate £5
To donate £10
text to 70201
text to 70331
text to 70970
text to 70191
The code stays the same - PUQZ01 - just choose the number for the amount you want to donate.
You can donate online by going to our 'Presents for Patients' donation page*
Scan this QR code with the camera app in your phone to donate by mobile*
Donate by post
You can send a cheque made payable to Mildmay Mission Hospital to:
Christmas Appeal 2020
Mildmay Charity Office
19 Tabernacle Gardens
Please mark your donation: 'Christmas Appeal 2020'
All donations for the Christmas fund will be used for the purchase of presents and useful items for our patients.
Bring a gift to the hospital
If you live nearby and have any small items that you can spare and would make a nice gift for one of our patients, we would love it if you could drop it off at our reception at 19 Tabernacle Gardens, London E2 7DZ.
If it is already in wrapping paper, please attach a note so we know what's inside!
Thank you from all of us at Mildmay.
*Fundraising, payments and donations will be processed and administered by the National Funding Scheme, operating as DONATE, a charity registered in England and Wales (1149800) and Scotland (SC045106). In addition to any text donation, you will incur your standard network message charge (based on your service provider rates).
For Terms & Conditions, see www.easydonate.org
Mildmay Mission Hospital needs to raise funds for Presents for Patients and for other charitable purposes.
Photo by Mel Poole