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Blitz Your Christmas Baubles and support RHCH

nurses holding Christmas decorations

We all know Christmas 2020 will be different from the usual. Very few office parties for a start. For those in hospital over Christmas, it’s especially grim. That’s why 360 integrated PR is delighted to be able to support this campaign to brighten the Royal Hampshire County Hospital, organised by Winchester Magazine.

Blitz your baubles for Winchester hospital!

Strict rules about Covid infection control mean that there will be no internal Christmas decorations this year at the Royal Hampshire County Hospital. Following an appeal from the chief exec’s office, Winchester Magazine is helping to give staff and patients a festive boost by decorating the outside of the building and its grounds.

Anything old or new would be welcome – from baubles and window stickers to free-standing trees and solar lights. Everything will have to go outside rather than inside and will ideally be as cheap as possible so it doesn’t walk off site. Decorations must be given rather than loaned.

Royal Hampshire Hospital Chief Executive Alex Whitfield said: “We always have great support from the community over Christmas. We can’t decorate the inside of the hospital for Christmas this year, because we need to absolutely minimise any infection control risks so it is wonderful that the Winchester community is offering to help with decorating the outside. No donation is too small!”

If you have any surplus decorations from last year or can donate solar lights, wreaths, a Christmas tree, a free-standing Penguin or two or anything else, contact liz@winchestermag.com or donate direct to the hospital main reception FAO Lynne Eathorne-Long.

We may no longer be clapping to support our NHS, but there is still plenty we can do together. Dig out those unused decorations – especially if you run or work in a local business which won’t be able to decorate its own premises this Christmas. Thank you.

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