This year Healthwatch Cornwall is highlighting the fabulous festive opportunities that support great causes in the county.
From December 1, we will be sharing details about 9 wonderful ways to do something to help others in the run up to the festivities and the top 3 services that help others that we have received positive feedback about.
Along with events some of our partners are holding, other randomly selected projects have been chosen as part of our 12 Days of Christmas Stars. Each good cause or event will be added to this page over 12 days in December.
As there are so many great causes and events to mention, we have also included links below to a variety of health and social care related projects. They are all Christmas and year-round Stars.
Please upload a photo to our Twitter and Facebook page if you take part in any of the 12 Days of Christmas Stars suggestions, or any other cause worthy of being a 12 Days of Christmas Star.
Day 1: Our 1st #12daysstars is Disability Cornwall – join them for International Day of Disabled People on December 3 at Heartlands. Visit disabilitycornwall.org.uk for more info too.
Day 3: Join our 3rd #12daysstars the Cornwall Carers’ Service and sing carols with them on December 7. Find out more at: cornwallcarers.org.uk
Day 4: Support St Petroc’s Christmas Appeal – our 4th #12daysstars – learn how at stpetrocs.org.uk/appeals
Day 5: Congrats to our 5th #12daysstars – in our top 3 for positive feedback is Camborne and Redruth Hospital. It was lovely to deliver their Certificate of Appreciation from us and meet some of the team.
Matron Linda Retallack said: “This is lovely and will be fantastic for all our staff.”
Pictured left to right: Jonathan Nicholls (Hotel Services Supervisor), Amanda Dave (Business Support Manager), Josie Purcell (Healthwatch Cornwall Communications Officer), Matron Linda Retallack, Terri Mellow (Hospital Administrator) and Kirstine Welch (Business Support).
Day 6: Cardrew Health Centre is our 6th #12daysstars for being in our top 3 providers receiving positive feedback – congrats to all at the Centre. Find out more at www.cardrewhealthcentre.nhs.uk
Pictured: Josie Purcell from Healthwatch Cornwall presents the certificate and gift to Dr. Stephan Schwauz
Day 7: Please donate any spare Winter Fuel Payment to our 7th #12daysstars, the Surviving Winter fund with Cornwall Community Foundation.
Day 8: Our partner Age UK Cornwall is our 8th #12daysstars. No one should have no one at Christmas. Visit ageuk.org.uk/no-one for more information.
Day 9: Well done to all at the Mermaid Centre – in our top 3 providers for positive feedback & our 9th #12daysstars. It was lovely to meet a number of volunteers, administrators, a radiographer and doctors when we delivered our Certificate of Appreciation. We also had a tour of the centre. Debbie Pritchard, Healthwatch Cornwall’s Chief Executive said: “The team saw the award as a result of their strong team ethos, and they enjoyed sharing the chocolates too. Well done to all.”
Find out more at: rcht.nhs.uk/RoyalCornwallHospitalsTrust
Pictured with James (Healthwatch Cornwall’s research officer) on the left and Debbie on the right are Dr Iain Brown, Dr Kerstin Stepp, Sarah Zee, Michele Ashworth, Diana Williams, and Caroline Fysh.
Day 10: Winter Friends is our 10th #12daysstars – want to get involved? Visit volunteercornwall.org.uk/winter-friends/ for more information.
Day 11: Our 11th and very own #12daysstars is our research officer James as he gives blood @GiveBloodNHS – find out more at blood.co.uk
Day 12: Our 12th #12daysstars is Food and Cornwall. This organisations aims to create food wealth so that no one in Cornwall goes hungry – find out how to fight food poverty in Cornwall at foodandcornwall.org.uk
And there are many other great ways to share goodwill and happiness…
Employee volunteering with Timebank – find out how your work team could volunteer at Christmas
Help Emmaus Cornwall to help homeless people
Enjoy festive fun – What’s On Cornwall
Community Christmas – Christmas Day support for older people on their own
If you would like us to include a good cause or event on this page, please email firstname.lastname@example.org and we will add them.