Publish date: 1 November 2023

You can help spread joy across Queen Alexandra (QA) Hospital, Cosham, this Christmas by donating to the 2023 Portsmouth Hospitals Charity Patient Present Appeal.

With your generosity, your support can help Portsmouth Hospitals Charity achieve our festive fundraising target of more than £4,500, which would ensure every patient can open a present at QA on Christmas Day. Past gifts include a piece of Christmas cake and a Christmas card, as well as a puzzle book and pen.

While for many Christmas is a time of celebration, for the average of around 1,300 patients who spend time at QA each Christmas Day, it can be a lonely time, spent away from family and friends. Your donations can transform a patient’s experience across our hospital.

Kate Sandys, Head of Portsmouth Hospitals Charity, said: “Our charity’s present appeal is so rewarding to be part of, as the impact this has on our hospital patients is incredible.

“Whether providing a piece of Christmas cake or a Christmas card, every gift we’re able to offer to patients at Queen Alexandra Hospital on Christmas Day, is always so gratefully received, as are your fantastic donations which make these magical moments happen.”

Make a donation to the Patient Present Appeal

Kate, who leads Portsmouth Hospitals Charity’s Patient Present Appeal, added: “We rely on your generosity to support our patients with festive cheer.

"So anything you are able to give via our Patient Present Appeal page, is incredible; thank you.”

Make a donation

In addition, any amount over the Patient Present Appeal’s fundraising target will go towards providing staff with wellbeing gifts through the staff welfare fund. 

*Please note we cannot accept physical gifts for our Patient Present Appeal*.

Amazon Wishlist for our littlest patients 

In addition, you can also find out more about and donate to our Amazon Wishlist, here. Presents purchased through this initiative will go to our hospital's littlest patients and will be delivered directly to QA. 

Purchasing a gift through the Amazon Wishlist is simple, and can be completed in 3 easy steps: 

1. Choose present from link below and add to basket

2. Checkout and select 'Portsmouth Hospitals Charity' under delivery address

3. Purchase and await confirmation - it will automatically be delivered to the hospital.

We need your case studies

We need you!

With Christmas fast approaching, we’d love to receive your case studies and experiences of receiving a present as part of our annual Patient Present Appeal.

Simply direct message us on our socials, or email to share your story.

Thank you for your fantastic ongoing support to Portsmouth Hospitals Charity.