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Charity Christmas Appeal


Sussex Community NHS Charity Christmas Appeal 2021

Just as your Christmas wreath has no beginning and no end, Sussex Community NHS Foundation Trust provides dedicated compassionate care to patients 365 days of the year.

Help us to enhance facilities, advance medical knowledge and improve the physical and mental health of patients and staff all year round by giving back to your local NHS this Christmas.

Join in with some festive fun, from dressing up to entering our cookie decorating competition, or from sending charity ecards to cheering on our SCFT virtual trekkers - showing support to our staff and patients in the process. Find full details about all of our christmas activities and how to get involved below. 

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Cheer on our SCFT Trekkers!

Our staff are working together to complete a mighty virtual challenge to travel from London to Lapland by Christmas - all to stay active and raise awareness of our charity. 

Get updates and donate

Happy man in festive reindeer jumper

Festive Friday

Friday 10 December is our first official Festive Friday - gather your teammates together, the time has come to dig out that reindeer headband and those light-up earrings.

Find out more here.

Night sky with shooting stars

Just Like A Star

Visit our calming evening sky and donate to dedicate a star to a loved one or as a thank you for a colleague. 

Take a look at Just Like A Star 

Merry and Bright Christmas eCard

Christmas eCards

Send a more environmentally-friendly greeting to loved ones and colleagues this year by swapping paper cards to eCards.

Learn more about our eCards

Make a donation

Visit our JustGiving Campaign to make a donation or even set up your own fundraising page.

All donations will be allocated to our unrestricted general fund to allow us to direct support to where it is needed most. Whether that's purchasing advanced equipment, delivering extra training to staff, creating family-friendly care environments or funding innovative medical research.

An impact that's long-lasting, not just for Christmas. 


Send eCards

Merry and Bright Christmas eCard

Swap paper cards for eCards this Christmas!

Visit our charity page to choose from a number of festive eCard designs that you can send to friends, family and colleagues.

Donate what you would have spent on paper cards and postage, which will help our charity, send joy to your loved ones and have a more conscious environmental impact.

We also have some very special designs created for the charity by SCFT Nurseries, ready to spread some joy!

Festive Friday

Two dogs in Christmas Fancy Dress

Grab your dancing turkey hats and light-up tinsel earrings and join in with Festive Friday!

On the 10th of December staff across our services will be celebrating the Christmas season and supporting our charity by adding a festive flare to their outfit - whether that’s swapping office wear for a full reindeer costume or sneaking subtle snowflake socks beneath scrubs.

Join in the fun and host your own festive Friday or similar dress down day in your office or school.

Collect a small donation from your participants by either collecting cash and paying it into our JustGiving Campaign or setting up your very own JustGiving page here to collect online donations. 


Chrismas office quiz

Whilst our staff can't come together for seasonal celebrations this year, we have put together a Christmas-tastic quiz for our teams to take on virtually or in person.

You too can get in on a little festive competition by downloading our Quizmas resources.

A voluntary donation would be gratefully received and can be made through our JustGiving campaign.

Download Quizmas PDF

Download Quizmas PowerPoint Show

Crimbo Cookie Competition

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The 4th of December marks National Cookie Day and to celebrate we are hosting a Crimbo Cookie Competition! 

You do not need to be a Paul or Prue to enter, it's all about getting creative and having some fun. 

It's free to take part and you can even win a prize - take a look at how to enter here.




SCFT Trek to Lapland

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Sussex Community NHS Charity is calling Trust staff to stay active this winter by virtually coming together for an epic trek from London to Lapland. A team challenge like no other!

Combining steps, miles or kilometres clocked up from various activities (no powered vehicles allowed!), our trekkers will cross 13 milestones on a journey that will lead through Brussels, Amsterdam, Berlin, Warsaw, Vilnius, Riga, Tallinn, Helsinki, Tampere, Jyväskylä and Oulun, to our destination of snowy Lapland.

Track our progress

Stay tuned here and follow us on social media for updates on our progress. 

Give a cheer

If you would like to give our trekkers a cheer, donations to our JustGiving page are greatly appreciated and will be used to enhance patient services and support the wellbeing of our staff and volunteers. 

SCFT Staff?

If you are a member of staff or volunteer, join the challenge!

Visit The Pulse > Supporting You > Our Charity for details on how to join the team.

Just Like A Star

Night sky with shooting stars

Donate to place a star in our virtual sky. You can dedicate the star in memory of a loved one or add one as a 'thank you' for the care you have received or to a friend or colleague for their support. 

Although we are launching our starry sky this Christmas, it will be there for a while so that you can dedicate a star at any time of the year.

Click here to go stargazing.

Spread The Christmas Cheer!

Visit our DropBox Christmas Appeal folder to download posters and social media templates.

To request a supply of printed posters or flyers be posted out to you, please get in touch at sc-tr.charity@nhs.net