On December 6, 2023, for St. Nicholas Day, a “Holly Jolly Lunch Break” took place at the UMCH Campus in Hamburg, where students were able to donate money to the Hamburg Cancer Society (Hamburger Krebsgesellschaft e.V.) in addition to free waffles and punch. Over the course of the relaxed lunch break – together with the donations from the previous day – several hundred euros were raised for the charity. On December 5, UMCH student Melody-Tara Shahamat gave a talk entitled “An introduction to blood cancer and stem cell transplantation”, in which she reported on her experiences with this disease.
As a special highlight of the Holly Jolly Lunch Break, the UMCH Band performed several Christmas classics. They visibly delighted their fellow students, who were already in high spirits due to the festive setting in the UMCH Cafeteria.