On Thursday, friends of the hospitals and the Harefield community came together to celebrate Christmas and raise funds for Harefield Hospital. 

Harefield Carols by Candlelight took place at the beautiful St Mary’s Church in Harefield. There was music and carol singing, followed by mince pies and mulled wine. As well as raising funds for patients, the event was to say thank you to the community that supports Harefield Hospital all year round. Thank you to Harefield Co-op for providing all the mince pies, treats and mulled wine. 

Charity Chief Executive Richard Bowyer said:

We want to take this time to say thank you to our NHS colleagues at both the hospitals who have shown a ceaseless dedication in caring for patients in difficult circumstances this year. Harefield Hospital is at the centre of this community and it’s great to see how the community is there to help staff when they need it most. We would not be able to provide for the hospital without the help of this community, so we want to say thank you to everyone and to wish them a merry Christmas.

The event raised £1,010.64 for our new appeal, Road to Recovery: Post Covid Mental Health Programme, which will provide accessible online one-to-one and group counselling to patients who have been critically ill with Covid-19. Many patients, and their families, have been left with psychological trauma after they, or a family member, have been severely ill with Covid-19. This new initiative will help these patients on their journey to recovery.

Thanks to some very generous donors, all gifts made in December will be doubled as part of our Christmas campaign, Doubling December. Thus, all the funds raised at Harefield Carols by Candlelight will be doubled and will have twice the impact for patients.

You too can help Harefield Hospital by making a donation that will be doubled this December at the link below.