Hospices transformed into Winter Wonderland

Four nurses with blue polo tops on in festive hats and glasses in front of colourful balloon arch pulling funny faces

The hospice elves have been very busy at Naomi House & Jacksplace recently… turning both hospices into a magical Winter Wonderland!

Thanks to our brilliant Play & Activities team and Maintenance team, everywhere you look in the hospices is sparkling with Christmas. Naomi House has cheeky elves hanging around every corner, a Santa’s grotto, a multi-sensory snow-themed igloo, a huge balloon photo booth with props, and Christmas trees galore.

Green and red balloon arch with green elf toys hanging from it on window sill
Sensory igloo with blue light on in room filled with white drapes, star decorations, snow balls and white Christmas lights
Festive props next to black board with instructions on how to use them
Red elf holding train and presents stood next to Christmas tree in Naomi House lounge

Jacksplace has been transformed into a Winter Wonderland, with traditional white lights, woodland themed decorations, snow-like drapes, and beautifully decorated Christmas trees.

Jacksplace lounge transformed with white drapes, white Christmas lights, stars, woodland decorations and a Christmas tree with a snowy scene on the television

The gardens feature light trails including enchanting tunnels of lights, an Elf’s Café, candy cane pathways, reindeer, snowmen, and a gingerbread man! Check out this short video to see the magical lights...

The hospice Christmas transformation is not only down to the hard work of our Play, Care and Maintenance elves, but also down to a brilliant bunch of festive volunteers.

With huge thanks to the following fabulous people…

  • Kerry from Kings Balloon Décor for the awesome balloon photo booth and displays
  • Stewarts Garden Centre – for donating lots of magical lights for our garden trails and Christmas trees
  • Burcott Farm in Winchester and Allington Lane Nursery for the wonderful Christmas tree donations
  • Redrow Homes – for volunteering at our hospices, wrapping presents for our families and decorating lots and lots of Christmas trees!
  • Unum – for donating £1,000 worth of decorations and volunteering at our hospices by helping decorating
  • VolkerFitzpatrick – for donating a snow machine
  • Pertemps – for working with their networks to collect gift donations
  • Primark Winchester – for setting up a Christmas tree donation station in their Winchester store to collect duvet sets, throws and pillows for our Housekeeping team
  • BNP Paribas – for donating gifts for our families
  • Hobbycraft and The Works for donating lots of crafts for handmade decorations
  • Arqiva for donating gifts for our families

Thank you also to the following companies and people for gift/decoration donations:

Elf sat in rocking chair next to Christmas tree with wrapped presents beneath and stocking hung on wall
Elf toys dangling from ceiling alongside Christmas lights with balloon arch and more elves in background
Big Christmas tree in Jacksplace reception
Colourful paper chains hanging on ceiling of Naomi House messy play room

Paul Morgan, Director of Fundraising and Communications at Naomi House & Jacksplace, shares his message of thanks:

We couldn’t do what we do without the incredible support of our corporate and community partners and awesome volunteers, thank you so much to each and every one of you for your wonderfully merry support this Christmas. And a special hats off to our Play & Activities team and Maintenance team - you've all made our hospices truly magical for everyone that visits the site this December, especially our children, young adults and their families.

— Paul Morgan
Family sat together smiling in front of colourful balloon arch

Christmas antics

Children, young adults, staff and families from Naomi House & Jacksplace recently took a very magical trip out of the hospices to the enchanting Light Up Trail at Hillier Gardens!

Read all about it
Adults and children in pushchairs and wheelchairs stood under archway of Christmas lights, smiling