Giving kids the chance of a happy Christmas
Christmas is a magical time for children. Twinkling lights, carols by candlelight, visiting Santa in the local shopping centre, the anticipation of Christmas Eve, and the excitement of waking up early on Christmas morning to open all your gifts.
Sadly, many children face the prospect of spending Christmas in hospital hooked up to equipment and hoping that Santa knows where to deliver their presents.
There are a number of ways you can help kids at PMH, giving them the chance of a bright, happy Christmas:
Make a cash donation
A donation will help ensure the team at PMH have the best chance of getting children well enough to spend Christmas at home with their families.
Join our Christmas Lights for Perth Children’s Hospital campaign
Throughout December, houses throughout WA are lighting up to bring some Christmas spirit to their neighbourhood while raising funds for kids at PMH.
You can join them by:
- Registering to be a Christmas Lights home so we can add you to our list of houses to visit and send you promotional materials including signage, merchandise and collection tins.
- Visiting Christmas Lights houses and showing your support by making a donation and purchasing our special Christmas merchandise.
Click here for details on how to register.
Purchase something from the Christmas range in our online shop
From Christmas cards and baubles to Stitches teddies, Perth Firefighter calendars and children’s books – we have a great range of gifts. And the best thing is that you will be helping kids every time you purchase something from our shop!
Buy a gift for a child in hospital
Being in hospital for special days like Christmas and birthdays is something hundreds of children face each year. We support the hospital to make these occasions as special as possible for kids.
Throughout December we will run lots of fun Christmas crafts and activities up in Stitches’ Megazone and will put on a great Christmas party for all the kids, families and staff at PMH. Plus we will ensure Santa knows to stop by PMH to see the children on Christmas day to give each of them a special gift.
Our Gift Registry has been carefully compiled with staff from the hospital to ensure that all gifts are suitable and do not pose any infection, choking or other hazards for kids in hospital.
Hold your own Christmas fundraiser for kids at PMH
There are lots of ways you can fundraise for kids in hospital this Christmas – from organising your own special event, to getting sponsored for a challenge (perhaps not eating any fruit mince pies until Christmas day!) or asking family and friends to donate to Perth Children’s Hospital Foundation instead of giving you a gift. The only limit is your imagination!
Click here to find out more about holding a fundraiser, including a copy of our fundraising guidelines and toolkit.