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The NHS elves are back to support your National ‘Elf’ Service

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The fundraising Christmas elves at York and Scarborough Hospital Charity are back to spread the Christmas spirit and urge local residents to support their National ‘Elf’ Service this December.

Schools, businesses and individuals are all encouraged to get involved throughout December to raise funds. It could be as simple as having a dress down or up day, holding a cake stall at work or simply having a quiz night with friends or in the local pub.

Maya Liversidge, Community Fundraiser for York and Scarborough Hospitals Charity, said: “We’ve got loads of ideas to help people raise money in a fun way with a bunch of online resources that you can print out such as our selfie props, bunting, quizzes and even a Christmas biscuit recipe for those who wish to hold a festive cake sale.

“It’s the time of year for everyone to release their inner elf and put the fun back into fundraising!”

Money raised from the campaign is used to improve patient care and staff wellbeing, buying additional equipment and carrying out refurbishments in hospitals across York and Scarborough Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust.

Maya added: “The funds contribute to making sure every patient in hospital on Christmas Day gets a gift, as well as making improvements all year round. Just as importantly the funds can be used to help raise the morale of our hardworking staff who have had a very difficult year. For those who simply wish to make a donation to the festive fun, text ‘ELF 5 to 70580’ to donate £5.”

Anyone wishing to take part can sign up online at

05 November 2021

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