Santa stop here last time

After 150 years, this will be the last time Santa stops at our current home.
Help us make it the most magical Christmas ever.

This is an extra special Christmas at the Royal Hospital for Sick Children. After 150 years in our current building, we’ll be moving to a new home in 2018. So please support our Christmas Appeal and help us make it the most magical Christmas ever.

With your support we can provide entertainment for the children, Christmas arts and crafts and, of course, we want to make sure there are lots of presents under the tree. Hopefully, Santa will pop in for a visit too!
Read Ruby’s story below...

“Child first, patient second is exactly what Edinburgh Children’s Hospital Charity does.”


You can help us bring the magic of Christmas to more children like Ruby.

“We were absolutely devastated by Ruby having a stroke at such a young age. It was the last thing we ever expected to happen. She couldn’t move her right arm or leg, she fell over several times and couldn’t talk. It was terrifying.

That first week of December in hospital was bleak with few signs of recovery. However, on Christmas Eve Ruby managed her first steps at physio. For us that was our best Christmas present ever!

Obviously Ruby was very poorly, but for her and the other children it was still Christmas and all the activities, arts and crafts, entertainment and visitors provided by Edinburgh Children’s Hospital Charity were fantastic. There were special visits from Hibs, Hearts and Edinburgh rugby players and the Scottish Ballet. Most of all she loved getting a big bag of Christmas presents. She even saw Santa’s sleigh on a trip back in from Speech and Language Therapy!”

Ruby has come a long way since her stroke and is making an extremely positive recovery. She is walking and talking again and has even started back at school.”

We’ll be doing everything we can to make the festive period as special as possible for all the children and families who’ll be spending the festive season at the Royal Hospital for Sick Children. Please help by making a Christmas donation today.

Help us make it the most magical Christmas ever!

The children here are busy making their 'Santa Stop Here' signs to display at the hospital over Christmas. You can see their creations below. And if you'd like to join them, you can download our poster here. Happy colouring!