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Christmas Appeal

Christmas appeals

We hope you will kindly consider supporting the hospital by making a donation.  Last year we raised over £12,000 and were thrilled to be able to help bring a bit of cheer to children and adults in hospital at Christmas time. The money raised also helped to buy extra equipment to benefit cancer, heart, stroke, sick children and special care babies. 


Money is tight for the NHS but despite that, we are very proud that our local hospital strives to give the very best possible care and it is with the support of charitable donations that we are able to do so well. 


On behalf of all the staff and patients at Dartford and Gravesham NHS Trust may we take this opportunity to wish you a very happy Christmas and New Year.


Here are some ways you can help us:

Celebrate a Life this Christmas

We invite you to join us celebrating a life of someone dear to you by making a donation in their name to benefit others.
A "Tribute Fund" will be set up in the name of each life being celebrated and you can decide where your donation will benefit.
We will acknowledge all donations with a letter and a special certificate in the name of the life being celebrated. Anyone donating £20 or more will also receive a 5.5 cm nickel-plated silver star with the words 'Celebrate a Life' to be hung up in a place of your choice to remember that special person.


Some wish to celebrate in memory of a life that has passed, a new life or a life that has been saved.

Donate instead of sending cards

Over 641 million cards are sent at Christmas in the UK. As we become more aware of the impact this has on our environment many people are turning to electric cards, emails and good old phone calls.
So we appeal to you to donate the cost of sending this years Christmas cards. We will send you a special certificate acknowledge your donation.

Join one of our Christmas appeals by using the downloadable donation form or you may visit this link and donate directly: Just Giving


You may email any completed forms to tracey.cummins@dvh.nhs.uk.

Christmas Draw

Please support our Christmas Draw in aid of our patients and wards. 1st prize - £500, 2nd prize - 2 tickets to see Cinderella at the Orchard Theatre and 3rd prize overnight stay at the Hilton hotel (Dartford) and many, many more prizes. Tickets are £1 each.


Please contact the fundraising dept on 01322 428392 or email joanwarwick@btinternet.com on how to either buy or sell tickets. Thank you for your support, it is much appreciated.

For further information contact:

Tracey Cummins,

Fundraising & Voluntary Services Manager,
Darent Valley Hospital,
Darenth Wood Road,
Kent, DA2 8DA.

Tel: 01322 428256