Posted on: November 6, 2019

Volunteer for St Mark’s this Christmas

Get into the festive spirit by volunteering for St Mark’s Hospital Foundation at our gift wrapping and bucket collection events!


Christmas Gift Wrapping

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Have fun, meet new people, and raise funds for St Mark’s at the same by volunteering at one of our gift wrapping events, and give a couple hours (or more) of your time to wrap gifts in exchange for donations. This year we will be at St Anns in Harrow, and intu in Watford.

St Anns, Harrow

Address: St Anns Shopping Centre, St Anns Rd, Harrow HA1 1AT

When: Thursday 12th, Friday 13th, Sunday 15th December 2019

Shift times: 11am-1pm, 1-3pm, 3-5pm

intu, Watford

Address: intu Shopping Centre, 201 Queen St, Watford WD17 2UB

When: Saturday 14th December

Shift times: 9:30-11:30am, 11:30am-2pm, 2-4pm, 4-6pm, 6-8pm

Gift wrapping volunteers under the age of 16 must have a supervising guardian (over 18) with them at all times.

King’s Cross Station Bucket Collection

A great opportunity to build communication skills and get out your comfort zone by greeting commuters during one of busiest times of the year, raising awareness by informing them about what we do, and raising funds by requesting donations.

When: Friday 20th December 2019

Shift times: 7am-9am, 09:30-11:30am, 12-2pm, 5pm-7pm

Where: King’s Cross Station, Euston Rd, Kings Cross, London N1 9AL

Bucket collection volunteers must be at least 18 years old.

Practical considerations for all events:

  • Volunteers will be required to stand for the duration of their time with us
  • We are unable to cover expenses
  • No experience or specific skill required – just bring your smile : )

Want to get involved?

Great! Please get in touch with Kapil at and be sure to mention what shift times you are available for : )

Bake Sale

In addition to these events, we’re holding a bake sale here on the site of St Mark’s and Northwick Park Hospitals.

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Location: outside Levi Lecture theatre, Level 4, Northwick Park Hospital

When: Thursday 5th December, 11am – until we’re all sold out!

We’d greatly appreciate it if you would bake or donate cakes for us to sell on the day. For more information on how to contribute, please get in touch with us at

Finally, make sure you come grab a piece if you’re visiting the Hospital on the day!