National Elf Service Day

Friday 14 December 2018

Dress up in something elfy to keep our children healthy!

What is National Elf Service Day?

National Elf Service Day is our silly seasonal fundraiser to get you into the Christmas spirit while raising money for The Children’s Appeal at Ipswich Hospital.
Free your Elf by dressing up at work, at school or with your family and friends. Dress in your elf hat or ears and/or wear a Christmas jumper and ask each person to donate £2.

How can I take part?

Simpy click below to register your details and then download your National Elf Service Day Fundraising Pack for useful decorations, props and games to help you enjoy the day.

Register Elf fundraising pack

Does it have to be on Friday 14 December?

No, you can choose a day in December that works best for you.

Where should I hold my National Elf Service Day?

You can hold your National Elf Service Day anywhere! Celebrate with your colleagues, friends or family at work, school, home or in the community.

How does my money help?

Our goal is for our young patients and their families to have the best possible experience when they come to Ipswich Hospital. To help us to achieve this we need to create a modern, welcoming and child-friendly environment which matches the high standards of care our staff provide. Building the new children’s department will cost approximately £2.5 million. Here is an example of how the money you donate might be used to help:

  • £5 could pay for a brick
  • £10 could pay for a piece of kit
  • £50 could pay for a chair for a parent to sit/sleep in
  • £1,500 could pay for the design of a new waiting area

Find out more about The Children’s Appeal.

How to donate

There are many ways you can donate. Please choose the method that suits you.

Create a fundraising page   Donate online

By post: please make your cheque payable to ‘Colchester & Ipswich Hospitals Charity (Children’s Appeal)’ and send it to: Charity Office, Postbag No49, Ipswich Hospital, Heath Road, Ipswich IP4 5PD.

In person: cash, cheques and CAF vouchers can be taken to South Finance Cashier’s located near the main entrance at Ipswich Hospital. Usual opening times are 10.00am-4.00pm, Monday to Friday (closed for lunch between 12.30pm – 1.00pm). Please ensure that you inform the cashier that this is a charitable donation for the Children’s Appeal.

Ward staff can also accept donations and have special envelopes for you to place your donation in which they will then pass on to our finance team to bank.

By BACS: please contact us on 0300 770 1369 to request a reference number and our bank details.