Child first, patient second

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Edinburgh Children's Hospital Charity believes that nothing should get in the way of being a child. We exist to transform the lives of children and young people in hospital so they can be a child first and a patient second.

We support the work of Edinburgh's Royal Hospital for Sick Children (The Sick Kids) as well as other children’s healthcare settings across Scotland. 

Supporting the Sick Kids

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Our impact

"Those essential extras, all funded by Edinburgh Children's Hospital Charity, made Emily's hospital stay less scary and gave us fun rather than fear!"

Fiona Harvey, Emily's mum

We provide vital funding to a variety of projects

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Our values

Supportive - of children, young people and their families

Dedicated - to achieving our outcomes

Encouraging - to all those who want to work with us

Friendly - towards everyone we deal with

Imaginative - in our approach to transforming children’s experiences

Fun - because having fun is important, no matter what your age

How we've helped

Making a real difference

Arts and Activities

Our arts and activities make all the difference.

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Funding equipment

Mum, Lisa, decided to help by raising funds, enabling ECHC to provide vein finders for the hospital

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Supporting families

Lyndsey talks about how the Drop In Centre helped her.

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Parents' accommodation

Paula explains why being away from home can be so tough

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Hope's story

Taking on the Big Fun Run 5K after doctors predicted she may never walk

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Emily's story

Fiona Harvey, Emily's mum, explains how it's been a long haul for her family.

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"We knew something was wrong"

Read about little Eve's fight and how her family has coped

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Cameron's story

How ECHC provide a helping hand through traumatic times

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Dancing for health

Our dance school partnership that's bringing boogie and ballet to the bedside

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Halloween in hospital

Potion making and more

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Supporting St John's Hospital

Supporting St John's Hospital

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