This Christmas, let’s turn the season of joy into a season of giving.

Here are five fun and simple but impactful ways you can raise funds for the Children’s Hearts Surgery Fund this festive season…

1. Make your own reindeer food and sell

All you need to make some wildlife-friendly reindeer food is: bird seeds, rolled oats and some edible glitter. Mix it all together and decant into small bags.

Add a little note – “Sprinkle on your lawn at night, the moon will make it sparkle bright. As Santa’s reindeer fly and roam, this will guide them to your home.”

2. Offer a Present Wrapping Service

Are you a nab-hand at wrapping gifts? Lend your services to friends and family who aren’t as skilled with sticky tape and wrap their presents for them.

Be sure to ask them to make a donation for your time, of course and send it to CHSF!

3. Get festive fit!

Join other supporters in our CHSF walking challenge – Step into Christmas! Complete the length of a marathon during the month of December.

You might do a small walk every day or take on the full marathon in one go. We don’t mind, as long as you complete your 26.2 miles!

If you fancy upping the pace, join us for Jingle All the Way 5K on Sunday 17th December. Choose to run, walk or cycle 5K your own way – at home or in your local area, alone or with friends and family.

Want some company? Some of the CHSF Team will be heading to Temple Newsam Leeds to complete their challenge so pop along and say ‘hi!’.

4. ‘Deck Your Desks’ for CHSF!

If you work in an office or school, set up your own ‘Deck your Desk’ competition to raise funds for CHSF. Simply spruce up your desk or workspace in its festive best and invite your colleagues to a friendly decorating competition!

You can contribute individually while decorating or gather a recommended £2 donation per desk, and then declare a winner in the office!

Check out this awesome ‘Polar Express’ themed creation by Holt Doctors in 2018!

5. Get dressed in your festive finery!

A great one for at school, at work or even just with family.

Grab your favourite frock, your sequin tie or your funkiest festive jumper and ‘dress down’ for the day.

Everyone is charged a fee, and the funds are collected and donated to CHSF.

Got another idea for raising vital funds this Christmastime?
The team would love to hear all about it!

Email, call us on 0113 831 4810 or register to fundraise and we’ll be in touch!

Help our heart parents ‘Stay Another Day’

We’d love it if you did some festive fundraising for CHSF in the run up to Christmas to support our Christmas Appeal for 2023, Stay Another Day.

We are aiming to raise £10,000 to support our vital accommodation at the hospital for heart parents and families.

Find out more about the appeal and donate here

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