A new name, the same aimFind out more
We believe that nothing should get in the way of being a child. We exist to transform the experiences of children and young people in hospital so they can be a child first and a patient second.
We support and complement the work of Edinburgh's Royal Hospital for Sick Children (The Sick Kids) as well as other children’s healthcare settings across Scotland.
Message from our Royal Patron, HRH Princess Beatrice of York
1 May 2017
"Congratulations to Edinburgh Children’s Hospital Charity on your new name. I believe this change will allow you to continue the good work of The Sick Kids Friends Foundation and look ahead to opportunities which the new children’s hospital brings. Your new identity reflects the charity's ambition to transform the experiences of babies, children and young people in hospital. I look forward to continuing my support of this worthy cause, as you work to towards your vision for the future."
We support the work of the 'Sick Kids' hospital
Support us and help transform lives
"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
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.Continue reading
Mum, Lisa, decided to help by raising funds, enabling SKFF to provide vein finders for the hosptialContinue reading
Lyndsey talks about how the Drop In Centre helped her.Continue reading
Paula explains why being away from home can be so toughContinue reading
Fiona Harvey, Emily's mum, explains how it's been a long haul for her family.Continue reading
"We knew something was wrong"
Read about little Eve's fight and how her family has copedContinue reading
How ECHC provide a helping hand through traumatic timesContinue reading