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Christmas Volunteering

Christmas is a time of giving and sharing with those around us, but that sharing is not limited to those that we love and care for. It is also for the person that we have never met and will never see. Those that are not so fortunate in their lives as we are and that could use a helping hand.













Christmas Gift Wrapping Volunteer

With Christmas just around the corner, Santa has asked us to give North East shoppers a little hand with their gift wrapping!

We are recruiting festive elves to volunteer to wrap gifts and sprinkle festive cheer at our Christmas gift wrapping stations in Eldon Square and The Bridges Shopping Centres.

Between Thursday 13th December – Monday 24th December 2018.

Opening times are:

10-6pm Monday – Wed

10-8pm Thur & Fri

10-6pm Saturday

10-4pm Sunday

Two hour time slots are available or come for the whole day if you wish!

This volunteer event is perfect to get you in the Christmas spirit, if you have an artistic flare or just enjoy wrapping gifts. So get your nimble fingers ready for a fun day of wrapping gifts, tying bows and dancing along to festive tunes as you help support a local children’s charity.

Email childrens.foundation@nuth.nhs.uk to sign up!












We’re looking for festive volunteers to help out at our Christmas collections and carol singing by collecting donations from the public as school choirs spread some festive cheer in shopping centres across the region.  Singing is optional but we do encourage festive attire! This is the perfect way for you to get into the Christmas spirit, make new friends and help out a local children’s charity in the process! We are still looking for choirs and singing groups to sing for us so please get in touch if you know anyone who might like to sing for us during any of the dates below!

December 2018

The Bridges, Sunderland

Monday 3rd – Wednesday 5th: 10am-3pm

The Galleries Shopping Centre, Washington

Monday 10th – Wednesday 12th: 10am-3pm

Metro Centre, Gateshead

Saturday 15th & Sunday 16th

Eldon Square, Newcastle

Monday 17th: 10-12pm

Please email childrens.foundation@nuth.nhs.uk  if you are interested in getting involved.

We’re also searching for singing groups and choirs to sing with us!

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