Christmas stars to return at local hospitals

Health professionals at Doncaster Royal Infirmary, Bassetlaw Hospital and Montagu Hospital are hoping that their buildings will shine with starlight this December once again, in tribute to the efforts of NHS heroes throughout the year, as well as in memory of those we have sadly lost.

A variety of stars, of all shapes and sizes are now available to sponsor in time for the festive period. The illuminations will be safely secured to the buildings which make up local hospitals within the area, each bearing a special message from their respective sponsor. At night, they will begin to shine, the filling the immediate area with seasonal starlight.

Last year over 60 local businesses, organisations and families got involved, each donating anywhere from £300 to £1,500 to sponsor a star, and in the process raising over £30,000 which has been directly reinvested into patient care, treatment and facilities at the Trust.

Richard Parker OBE, Chief Executive at Doncaster and Bassetlaw Teaching Hospitals, said: “Last year we were utterly amazed by the support this campaign has generated, and we are hoping for similar in 2021. Those who saw the display last year will agree how fantastic our hospitals looked, and, given the past 12 months, it will be a lovely tribute to those NHS heroes amongst us, as well as a mark of respect to those who have sadly passed.

“The kindness shown to the Trust, and the wider NHS, throughout the past few months has been humbling. So please, if you wish to go above and beyond for your local hospitals, think about sponsoring a star this December. Your donation, big, small or somewhere in between is hugely appreciated.”

Sponsors last year included a number of generous local families, individuals and schools, as well as the following businesses and organisations: DFS who were the headline sponsors of the event, Greencore, Polypipe, DAC Beachcroft, Ye Olde Bell, Tusker Direct, OLS Ltd, Star Commercials, Doncaster Chamber, the Fred and Ann Green Legacy Fund, Doncaster College, Prospect Hill Post Office, Doncaster Council, National Fluid Power Station, NHS Doncaster and Bassetlaw Clinical Commissioning Groups, XPO Logistics, NMC Group, HIRD, AMH Accountancy, Quayside Childcare, Pacy and Wheatley, SYS Ltd, Instastop, NHS Professionals, National Kidney Federation, The Crucible Trading Company, Companionate Care Team, Marketing Labs and Transave to name a few.

How can I sponsor a star?

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If you have any questions about how you can support DBTH, you can contact the Fundraising and Communications Team on 01302 644244 /