Testimonials

Thank you for all of your continued support! Here we are sharing some of our recent testimonials, if you’d like to read more you can view them directly on our Facebook page.

Hey lovely people, I’ve been supporting this wonderful appeal since 2011, the admins do an amazing job, for a fantastic cause and every year I try and make my personal target bigger and thanks to my family and friends we did it. Please join us in making next year bigger and better. x – Debbie Franklin

Such a wonderful thing to do for those that really need a little gift xx – Teresa Patrick

An amazing bunch of people doing a wonderful job of making smiles happen x – Val Jones

A pair of pyjamas for a poorly child at Christmas. Why not? No one wants their kids in the hospital at Christmas but it happens, unfortunately, every year a child will end up sick on Christmas Day putting a smile on their faces doesn’t matter how young or old with pyjamas for when the big man visits. Charmaine has been doing this for 9 years and now has a team of PJ fairies to get to as many children as possible. Make a child smile this Christmas. – Caroline Chipperfield

Selfless hardworking and strong ladies make a difference in lots of little lives. Keep up the hard work! you guys have and are doing an amazing thing. – Chloe Victoria

Such an amazing cause! Well done to the organisers! I will start buying through the year to donate more pairs for next year. – Camilla Colborne

A wonderful idea, some may say a simple idea but can make all the difference to a child and their parent at a difficult time. My son went to the hospital in his school uniform, 7 hours later we had been given a diagnosis of leukaemia and were sent to intensive care by ambulance. We had nothing with us, but being given a pair of PJs for my son provided at least some sense of normality in the whirlwind of everything else happening. Thank you all for your hard work with this appeal. It really does make a difference x – Samantha Luk

This is a fantastic idea that I have supported every year since it began. Being an inpatient for any length of time, especially over Christmas, can be difficult for anyone and a new pair of pyjamas for a child to open and wear can be a huge boost for them. Please help to put a smile on a child’s face this Christmas… – Elizabeth Parlett

It’s for a fantastic cause for innocent children who would love something as simple, but comforting as, a new pair of PJs – KT Jordan

Please support this very worthy cause! What a lovely way to make a poorly child feel good at Christmas (and throughout the year!) – Lisa Brett 

Great idea…buy some every year… – Thelma Vaughan-Cubitt

Such a nice idea! Thank you so much to everyone who donates – and to the wonderful team of ladies who make it happen. It was a lovely surprise for my son when he received a pair this week during an inpatient stay. It’s little things like this that really help to take the edge off the fact he is missing out on the last week of school and all that entails – Christmas shows etc. – Alison Martin

Fantastic idea! Needs all the support it can get. – Fiona Fenge

Just wanted to say a big Thank you for my daughter’s pyjamas that we received on the 20th of December at Broomfield Hospital in Essex. Being a parent of a medically complex child or a seriously sick child is probably one of the loneliest things that can happen. You may have people around you but you always somehow feel alone. This year has been tough for us and when I returned to my daughter’s room yesterday to see the pyjamas there it brought a smile to my face. The random act of kindness made me realise we weren’t invisible and there are people out there who realise just how stressful and rubbish it can be having to be in the hospital at any time but especially in the run-up to Christmas. Thank you for seeing us and Thank you for the act of kindness. – Christine Dv

I get so emotional reading people’s stories. It’s just something that shouldn’t happen and is so harrowing. You couldn’t find us last year to give my Jack a pair, do you remember? I think we’d left. But we had a stay in the QE later on in treatment, and Jack was sick. We had gone through all our jammies. Outcomes a pair that must’ve been leftover from Christmas. Jack was well pleased as they were Thomas ones! He still wears them now. Thank you all that collect and donate xx – Sarah Tylee

Children’s Hospital PJs, what an incredible charity that provides us with the most gorgeous PJs for our children. This is such a delight to be able to hand out on the wards, especially around Christmas time when it’s all about snuggling up at home with a new pair of PJs, we are able to provide this similar feeling to families who find themselves in hospital over this festive period thanks to this charity. This year we made a Christmas Eve pack for all our inpatients on and around Christmas Eve, along with a cuddly toy, sweet treats and a book – the PJs were definitely the most loved part of this special package that the children find at the end of their bed when they wake on Christmas Eve. Not only do the children love this, it’s a huge part of us ensuring we can do the most for the parents who are with their children. It’s never nice to have a child in hospital but especially at Christmas time, and the emotion that comes with providing a small meaningful gesture like this goes such a long way. It’s great seeing all the children in nice new PJs with big smiles. We were provided with enough PJs to cover the whole festive period as well as keeping some for the rest of the year, having a stash of them at the ready is ideal, when patients are caught off guard and end up staying overnight or much longer than first expected. It’s such a boost of well-needed energy and a big weight off parents’ shoulders who have enough to think about already, let alone the worry of nightwear and comfy clothes for their children. So a big thank you to everyone who makes this happen! – Chloe: Playworker – Royal Alexandra Children’s Hospital

“Receiving the Pyjamas at the end of 2021 was extremely overwhelming and exciting for our children. They were so excited to receive these and wore them together on Christmas Eve ready for Santa to arrive! This helped to make their experience of Christmas in Refuge a lot brighter! Thank you so much for your kind donation to us, everyone was so grateful!” – Hannah Changing Pathways (Essex)

Thank you so much for the pyjamas that you donated to Bristol Royal Hospital for Children. You gave us such an amazing variety that our play specialists were able to look through and find pyjamas to match the varying ages and interests of our patients! As you know, we have patients from tiny babies through to teens. Sometimes patients are brought into the hospital via emergency ambulance or flown in via helicopter, from several hours away, without any of their own clothes or belongings to hand. Other times, they have come in for planned surgery but have unfortunately stayed as inpatients for much longer than expected. In either of these circumstances, and many more, a fresh set of pyjamas being gifted is a comfort and a joy. I hope your charity continues to get support from the public, as we get to see the difference they make to patients and families here. Thank you again. – Kate Derrick: Health Play Services – Bristol Royal Hospital for Children

Children’s hospital pyjamas donated 300 plus pairs of pyjamas of all ages to our children’s ward at Leighton Hospital Crewe in Dec 2021. The pyjamas were given to all the children over the Christmas period, we are continuing to give them to the children today. This made a tremendous difference to the children and their families whilst in hospital especially in these difficult times to see the faces when receiving these said it all not only from the child but the parents too very grateful. It’s a fantastic idea, hope this continues definitely made a difference. – Leighton Hospital Crewe

Just want to say thank you so much for the children’s pyjamas charity, your pyjamas really do make a difference to the children in the rainbow ward and our paediatric A and E. We have used them for a number of things, on Christmas eve the children all received a pair from Santa elves!

We have a child come into our a and e with only a nappy on so I was able to give the child a pair to keep him warm.
we have children come onto the ward with only the clothes they are wearing and then have to spend the night with us, where the parent is unable to go home to get them some, we have been able to get them a pair so they are comfortable and more relaxed for their stay.
There have been times when we have babies children without any parents and have nothing the pyjamas have been a great contribution to their stay.
There are many times we have used them too but want to say a massive thank you from us all at rainbow for the constant support we really appreciate you all and so do the children who receive them.
many thanks

Terri Shaw – Play Leader @ Rainbow Ward, QEQM Hospital

Children’s hospital pyjamas were kind enough to send our hospital a variety of different pyjamas for all our young people and enough to have spare for the young people who were going to be admitted around Christmas. There were so many different for our young people to choose from, from shorts and t-shirts to long fluffy sets. It was such a kind and lovely gesture. Couldn’t thank them enough. – Yasaman Darvish, Rhodeswood Hospital

Thank you once again for donating the pyjamas. Our babies, children, teenagers and parents really appreciated and enjoyed receiving them, especially over the Christmas period as a gift. We use these pyjamas not only at Christmas but all year round for the families who are less fortunate or who have been admitted to the Children’s Ward unprepared. The joy and comfort of our patients. We look forward to hopefully receiving these again. – Emily & Kristy – Health Play Specialists Children’s Ward Queen Mary’s Hospital

A wonderful experience for lots of our families and children who were going through such a horrendous time having a loved one in the hospital. Thank you so much – Charlotte Smith, Ronald McDonald House Charities UK

We also give them to children who arrive through the Emergency Department and have nothing with them. It’s lovely to be able to give them to children who have nothing to change into. In each case, they are very much appreciated by the child and parent. Thank you so much for your support with the donation of such lovely pyjamas”. – Marina Christopher | Fundraising Office Manager King George & Queen’s Hospitals Charity

We were absolutely thrilled to be a recipient of the children’s hospital pyjamas! Children diagnosed with cancer are often in the clothes they are standing in and their home comforts make such a difference at a time like this. Not only are the pyjamas a nice gift, but they are so practical and cosy! Thank you so much for supporting My Shining Star Children’s Cancer Charity– we are so grateful. Kind Regards, Anita Marinelli Founder & Chairman of the Board of Trustees