With the many challenges facing the UK in 2020, with COVID restrictions & lockdowns it was important for Mitchells to support the Santa’s Big Drop appeal.
Mitchells has been involved with the initiative for a number of years and understandably, this year the drop didn’t take place as it usually would. Despite the challenges, the initiative was still able to send out just under 100 presents to families where children are receiving treatment for a range of complex health needs.
Each child also received a personalised letter from Santa, which details a personal achievement and also a gift. The gifts were all Lego-based from the age 2+ and the babies got a Jellycat cuddly toy.
Marianne Burchell, Corporate Fundraising Manager at the Nottingham Hospital Charity said: “Thank you so much for making this happen. Without your sponsorship, it simply would not have been possible. I am sorry we weren’t able to do the Christmas Drop as we had originally intended but understandably the Children’s Hospital wanted us to err on the side of caution due to the complex conditions many of these children have.”