We've been looking forward to this since last years and this weekend finally sees Give a Gift Southampton 2020 happening virtually on Facebook.
Voice FM has supporting this incredible incentive since it started and we are very proud to be the official sponsors again this year.
Give a Gift has been running for the last 6 years and was set up by a group of local people who all have a personal connection to the children's wards at the General Hospital. Some as long term patients, parents of patients or having close friends who have seen the incredible work that they do there.
Give a Gift collects presents for those children who are spending Christmas Day in hospital. In past years they have put on a family friendly music event where instead of an entry fee guests are asked to donate a small gift that can be taken to the hospital on Christmas morning. This year the event has had to go virtual!
This year there are very strict guidelines as to what gifts can be donated due to infection control so the team are collecting funds instead of gifts and will be spending all the money raised on gifts that are suitable with guidance from one of the team at the hospital. This way they can ensure that every penny is spent on making Christmas Day special for the children.
Give a Gift is the official Santa of the hospital and has been visiting every Christmas Morning since they started. This year an in person visit is sadly not allowed but they have been talking with Santa and have organised a virtual visit from the man himself with the wonderful ward nurses on hand to be 'elves' for the morning.
Please join them this weekend - November 21st and 22nd - where they be having a 'virtual' Give a Gift streamed live on their Facebook page from 3pm. With 16 incredible acts over 2 days all giving their time for free to the cause its sure to be an unmissable event.
They have acts from every genre and a large amount of local artists too. A great opportunity to see some of the talent Southampton has to offer.
The incredible Amanda Cooksey will also be joining them LIVE from Nashville.
Find out more about Give a Gift, please give them a follow and raise some awareness of this fantastic event -