I pledged to collect advent calendars for adult inpatients, to make them smile while on the wards, and to give them something to enjoy when they go home.
I placed a call for action in our Chief Executive’s enewsletter and we posted the request on the hospital’s Facebook page inviting people to drop the calendars (both chocolate and non-chocolate) to two locations on the Trust site.
The response has been amazing from both staff and members of the public. They have given us advent calendars of all types and we now have enough to give one to every single patient on four adult wards with some spares to give to patients in our discharge unit.
It has been overwhelming to witness this simple act of generosity.
The calendars will be distributed on November 30, ready for the first windows to be opened on December 1.