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Christmas Appeal

Christmas appeals

Here are some ways you can help us, to help our patients:

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. 

To "Celebrate a Life this Christmas" simply use one of these donation methods: 

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.

Christmas Prize Draw

Please support our Christmas Draw in aid of our patients and wards. 1st prize - £500 shopping spree, 2nd prize - 2 Helicopter Flight 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.

Santa Run - 5km or 10km

Date:  Sunday 7th December 2014

Price:  £22 registration fee (free Santa Suit)

In aid of: Any of our Charities

Venue: Victoria Park,  just a few miles from the centre of London

Time: 11.00am 

Following on from the success of last year we are pleased to announce the doitforcharity.com Santa Run 2014 is on again! Over 4,000 people are expected to take part raising funds for hundreds of different charities and now this is your chance to join them!

No previous experience is required for this event and with a bit of training the 5km or 10km distances should easily be within your capabilities. The spirit of the event is 'taking part' not 'winning' so you can run, jog or walk - you decide!

Simply click to 'Register Online' or read the 'Information Pack' to get involved and help your local hospital.

Entry includes FREE Santa Suit for every runner!

We hope you will kindly consider supporting the hospital by making a donation.  Last year we raised over £13,341 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.

Tracey Cummins,

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

Tel: 01322 428256