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Join the almost 100 people who have shared their Christmas wishes at Musgrove - 20 December 2016

Join the almost 100 people who have shared their Christmas wishes at Musgrove - 20 December 2016

Almost 100 patients, visitors and staff at Musgrove Park Hospital have shared their festive thoughts on the hospital’s Christmas tree of wishes.

The Christmas Tree of Wishes appeal has been set up to raise money for the little extras that will make a difference to people who have to spend time in hospital over Christmas.

With just five days left until Christmas Day the three charities running the appeal – League of Friends, Somerset Unit for Radiotherapy Equipment (SURE) and the hospital’s official charity Love Musgrove – are asking people to make a donation and share their Christmas wish.

A selection of the wishes on the tree already are: 

  • I wish for everyone to be able to spend time with friends and family this Christmas
  • For those of you in hospital for Christmas, I send very best wishes for a speedy recovery
  • Keep up the good work, happy Christmas to all those hardworking staff who help to make Musgrove the wonderful caring hospital it is
  • Wishing safe journeys to everyone who will be travelling this Christmas.

Just a few of the small things that the charities would like to buy with the money include Christmas presents, decorations, children’s toys, games and books – all for patients at the hospital.

People are being offered the opportunity to write a Christmas wish message on a tag that will be placed on the Christmas tree at Musgrove’s main concourse by the shops, for a suggested donation of £3 or more.

To take part, just head to the League of Friends shop, Beacon Centre café, or the Love Musgrove offices – next to the hospital’s PALS office (opposite maternity), where you can pick up and write your label, and make a donation.

Alternatively, if you’re not at the hospital you can donate and write your message at: https://www.justgiving.com/campaigns/charity/lovemusgrove/christmaswishes. Or if you prefer you can simply text WISH31 £3 to 70070 and tweet us your message @lovemusgrove using #musgrovewishes. We will write it out for you on a label and place it on the tree.