Sleigh2Give 9

  • Thank you to everyone who got behind our Christmas campaign for 2023 helping to provide over 1,500 in presents

Sleigh2Give in 2022 was another hugely successful Christmas appeal with a record number of gift generosity across the county. Once again our wonderful community got behind our eighth annual drive and helped us to amass thousands of Christmas presents helping us to spread cheer, joy and smiles in abundance to others less fortunate within Oxfordshire but also further afield into Wiltshire and Berkshire.

Sleigh2Give 9 was a record breaking campaign with the most number of gifts and the most number of supporters than ever!

Spreading cheer, joy and smiles every Christmas

Each year Sleigh2Give – our festive arm – provides presents to poorly children in hospital, low income families in Didcot, those with disabilities and the vulnerable.

In 2022, we raised around £50k worth in value of gifts which was given out to a wide number of organisations and to families and children financially struggling – and our 15th birthday Sleigh2Give appeal surpassed all previous years, as by the end of November our storage shed was overbrimming with the wonderful donations from our amazing supporters.

We look forward to launching our 10th anniversary Sleigh2Give appeal in 2024 to bring lots more cheer, joy and smiles once again to brighten a thousand Christmases!

Over 1,500 presents to children and families in hospital, the vulnerable and those less well off

From Home-Start in Oxford and its Southern branch in Didcot, to some financially struggling families to our yearly recipients of children, siblings and families in hospital, neonatal care and in hospices, and disability centres including Thomley, Viking House and Oxford Head Injury Services also received an elfy dose of generosity. Last year, due to the overwhelming number of donations we also branched out and delivered the joy to children’s wards at Royal Berkshire Hospital and families in crisis in Swindon.

Oxford Children's Hospital

Young patients receive donations of all new toys and gifts to make their stay in hospital more magical and brighter while going through some of the toughest times. In 2022 through the generosity of the community and with funds raised we was able to provide 100 selection boxes, Lynx sets, bubble wands, play doh sets, fleece blankets and Usborne story books as requested by the hospital play team, along with toys including Lego. Since the first Christmas collection in 2015 we have amassed thousands of donations for the bravest of young hospital patients and their siblings. In 2020 and 2021 we donated £1,913 in funds to the hospital’s ‘give a gift’ appeal.

A helping hand from Driving Miss Daisy Didcot

Director of Driving Miss Daisy Didcot, Zororo Mubaya, helped to deliver our gifts to our three Oxford healthcare institutions in 2022. Driving Miss Daisy Didcot adopted us as their charity partner in early 2021, and as part of their sponsorship they kindly provided transportation of Santa, Elf Andy and hundreds of gifts to Oxford Children’s Hospital, Helen & Douglas House and the neonatal care unit at the JR in their seven-seater minibus on a bitterly cold freezing Friday.

Storage sponsored by BizSpace

Since 2023, we are so lucky and thankful to BizSpace Didcot, on Hawksworth for adopting us as their charity, and providing us with fantastic space to store and sort all of our Sleigh2Give gifts. A great big thank you to Val and all the team!

Thank you to everyone who made a donation of a toy and gift in 2023!

Would you like to be a donation point for our 10th anniversary appeal in 2024? Would you like to get involved? Contact us on the form below. We would love to hear from you.

Donate to Sleigh2Give

By coming on board, you helped Sleigh2Give to bring some to bring some joy, cheer and smiles to the faces of many charities, families and children all less fortunate and those facing hardship at Christmas.

Did you know?...

​”Changing Lives charity shop in Didcot have brought and donated over £19,660 worth of brand new toys and presents towards Sleigh2Give since they first began supporting in 2016!”

- Absolutely phenomenal generosity from Val and the Changing Lives team

Sleigh2Give in pictures over the years

A look at our Sleigh2Give collections, deliveries and fundraising in action over the years. 2024 will mark our 10th Anniversary Christmas Appeal!

Want to support this year's appeal?

Contact us using the form below if you would like to join and be part of our special 10th anniversary Christmas appeal in 2024

By coming on board for our milestone 10th-year appeal, you will be helping some to bring some joy, cheer and smiles to the faces of many charities, families and children in hospital, all less fortunate and those facing hardship for Christmas 2024.