Once again this year we have decided not to send out cards and gifts but instead donate the Christmas budget to charity. Staff have been asked to suggest local charities with personal significance and this year we are donating to Surrey-Sands http://surrey-sands.org.uk/  , West Middlesex Childrens Ward appeal http://www.cwplus.org.uk/our-work/patient-experience/childrens-wards/ ,  Hounslow Footprint Project – a support group for young carers  https://www.youthwellbeing.co.uk/findservice/hounslow-footprint-project  and our sponsor dog – Digby – at the Dogs Trust!