Donate to Edinburgh Children's Hospital Charity


You don’t need a sleigh or a white beard. Donate now and support us in delivering happiness to children in hospital.

Some letters will need more than Santa's help this Christmas

You don’t need a sleigh. Or reindeer. Or a white beard. Simply donate to ECHC and support us in delivering happiness.

Because the reality is, some children and young people have to be in hospital over Christmas. Meaning what should be a time of magic and laughter becomes a time of worry and sadness – for them and their families.

Alongside our friends in the NHS, at ECHC we do all we can to change that. To put a smile on faces. To offer hope

Daily activities, a family support service, a hardship fund – all of it adds to the world-class medical treatment the children’s hospital provides day-in day out, all year round.

But at Christmas, all this becomes even more vital. Whilst you can’t stop their pain, you can deliver some happiness.

We appreciate that this December will be hard for many of our supporters, but if you do feel able to give, can you spare a little to deliver magic and happiness to Noah, Macy, Jess, Hector and so many other children facing a hospital stay this Christmas? Thank you so much.

Where your donation goes



could pay for a child to understand, through play, the technology their surgeons use and help take away the fear of medical procedures.



could help provide a listening ear for a worried parent, a chance to talk through their emotions with someone who understands.



could provide escape and distraction through magic for eight children, whose stay in hospital could be painful and scary.

Other ways to donate

Text to donate

To donate to our charity, text XMASWISH followed by the amount you wish to donate, to 70085.
You can donate £1, £2, £3, £4, £5 or £10. As an example, to donate £5, you would text XMASWISH5 to 70085. All the money you donate goes to us. You may be charged for your text message. Please refer to your network operator’s standard rates.

Straight-forward giving

Giving should be easy, that’s why we have a wide range of ways you can donate to our charity.

Call us – call 0131 668 4949 to make a donation over the phone
Write to us – send a donation to Edinburgh Children’s Hospital Charity at First Floor, 1 Wester Shawfair, Danderhall, Dalkeith, EH22 1FD using this form.

If you would like to donate gifts such as toys, chocolate, clothes or other items to our children’s charity, please contact us by phone or email before doing so. Although the thought is kind, there may be reasons why we can’t accept donations of physical items. Thank you.