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Patients and visitors to our hospitals in York and the Yorkshire Coast are urged to be vigilant to a new threat - the invasion of Christmas Elves!

Staff at our hospitals will be joining the 'National Elf Service' on Friday 14 December, hoping to emulate Santa's little helpers to raise money to improve the experience for everyone who uses or visits the hospital.

York Teaching Hospital Charity has launched the 'National Elf Service' campaign to raise funds at Christmas when patients often feel their most vulnerable. 

Scarborough Hospital's Research Team has already got into practice by donning Christmas jumpers, socks and hats. Research Nurse, Janice Mallison, said "No one wants to be in hospital over Christmas and we want to make a difference to all those patients who might end up in a hospital bed instead of at home with their families. If we can help make it better we will do, and we're looking for as many colleagues and local workplaces as possible to join us."

Anyone can join the National Elf Service to join funds, it could be as simple as doing a festive bake sale with friends and colleagues. It is really simple to get involved, simply click here to register for your free fundraising pack. 

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