Christmas Play Appeal

Supporting children in hospital at Christmas...and all year round

Donate to our Play Appeal this Christmastime and make the world of difference to children cared for by our family of NHS hospitals.

This Christmas, our Play Appeal is raising vital funds to support the provision of essential play services for young patients. Our Play Team works across our family of NHS hospitals to inspire fun, curiosity and interaction for all young patients, as well as providing vital support for young patients in difficult moments.

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 Here, Susan Fairclough, our Trust’s Therapeutic and Specialised Play Service Manager, Youth Service Manager and Events Lead, explains a bit more about the service and what your money can help achieve…

As this video shows, the service is truly indispensable. This Christmas you can support this amazing team and their work in one of two ways…

  • Spread joy throughout our hospitals: Our Play Team works across our family of hospitals – support their work, wherever it takes them.
  • Help revamp the roof: We’re giving the outside play area at Royal Manchester Children’s Hospital a makeover. After 14 years of use this area is in need of a complete overhaul so inpatients can enjoy outdoor time in the modern and fun space they deserve

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You can learn more about the Rooftop Play Area and how the Play Team have helped patients in the stories below.

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To find out more about how you can show your support for our family of NHS Manchester hospitals this Christmas, click here.

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About Manchester Foundation Trust Charity

Manchester Foundation Trust Charity supports continuing excellence in treatment, research and care in our family of hospitals across Manchester and Trafford, comprising:

Manchester Royal Infirmary | Wythenshawe Hospital | Royal Manchester Children’s Hospital
Manchester Royal Eye Hospital | Saint Mary’s Hospital | Manchester University Dental Hospital
Withington Community Hospital | Trafford General Hospital | Altrincham Hospital
North Manchester General Hospital

As a charity our mission is simple: to support the excellence in treatment, research and care we provide to the 2.5 million patients who are treated by our hospitals each year. We want to make a real difference to the people we treat – young and old – by making sure that they continue to receive the very best treatment in the very best facilities.

Your support today could make a real and lasting difference this Christmas and all year round.

Thank you.