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Send a Smile with Santa

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Send a Smile with SantaThis year Leyton Sports Massage is pleased to be participating in the Barts’ Charity Christmas Appeal, Send a Smile with Santa. Their goal is to collect 600 gifts so every child in Barts Children Services hospitals will wake up with a gift on Christmas morning. We’re really excited to be involved and hope you’ll enjoy picking out a gift for a child who’ll be in hospital this Christmas.

About Send a Smile with Santa

Christmas should be a magical time of year, but for seriously ill children undergoing difficult procedures spending the holidays in hospital away from family and friends can be a stressful time. This Christmas Barts Health Children’s Services is trying to make sure every child at Barts Health Children’s Services hospital receives a gift on Christmas Day.

Barts Health Children’s Services are located within three hospitals: The Royal London (Tower Hamlets), Whipps Cross (Waltham Forest) and Newham. These hospitals serve some of the most ethnically diverse boroughs in Britain as well as some of the most deprived.

They are aiming to collect at least 600 presents to provide a gift for all the children, from premature babies right up to teenagers. They’re also looking for artificial Christmas trees, decorations and wrapping paper to help brighten up the wards and bring a bit of festive cheer to the wards.

Donate and Get a Discount

If you donate a toy or make a donation for £5 or more, we will give you a 15% discount on a 30, 45, or 60-minute massage to use any time during December or January.

Donate a Toy

Toys should be new, unused and unwrapped so they can be checked for suitability. If you’re stuck for ideas, you can check the amazon wishlist that’s been put together by staff at the different hospitals. We’ve also been told they’re a little light on gifts for babies and teenagers, and toys that light up or make noise are good for children with special needs. Gift wrap and decorations are also welcome.

To claim your discount, if you haven’t dropped your toy off with a therapist directly, send us an email or call us to confirm which toy you donated (or a copy of the donation confirmation) and we’ll send you confirmation of your discount.

Our Deadline – 15 December 2014

As we’re including this in the December newsletter, we’ve been able to extend our deadline until 12:00 pm (midday) on Monday, 15 December 2014. Drop your toy off at either our Walthamstow or Leyton locations before that time.

Make a Donation

If you’re not going to be able to purchase a gift before the 15th, why not donate online or via text? Send us or bring in the confirmation of your donation to claim your discount.

Online: Go to, donate at least £5 and input ‘Send a Smile to Santa’ in the ‘for the benefit of’ box.

Via text: Text BTLC25 £5 to 70070

More Information

If you’d like more information, please don’t hesitate to phone or email with any questions. You can also see the full post about the appeal on the Barts Charity website here.

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