Bridgnorth hospital team take the biscuit with Secret Santa switch

Dec 19, 2019

The kind-hearted admin team at Bridgnorth Community Hospital will all have one less present under their Christmas tree this year – but it’s all for a good cause.

The team that look after all administrative duties at the 25-bed hospital have decided to sacrifice their traditional Secret Santa this year, and instead each donate a box of biscuits to Bridgnorth Together at Christmas.

Bridgnorth Together at Christmas is an organisation that brings together people who may otherwise be on their own on Christmas Day, giving them a meal and some much-needed companionship.

Carol Harris is Site Admin Manager at the hospital on Northgate, Bridgnorth, which is run by Shropshire Community Health NHS Trust. She said: “Bridgnorth Together at Christmas is a wonderful charity, and it is something we all really wanted to support.

“They provide a Christmas lunch for everyone in an inclusive festive atmosphere, and then a box of biscuits is given to everyone as they leave.

“We supported this as we felt that it is such a lovely thing that is being offered in our town, and it is what Christmas is all about.

“They rely on donations to keep it going, and we all felt we could do without our Secret Santa gifts this year, and instead make a small contribution to something that is much more important.”

Bridgnorth Together at Christmas will be taking place for the seventh consecutive year in the Castle Hall, Bridgnorth, on Christmas Day.

More information about the event, including how to make a donation or book a place, can be found online at https://bridgnorthtownevents.org/2019/12/together-at-christmas-christmas-day-2019/.