Yes, I want to help children in hospital – now.

Every day, over 100 seriously ill children and their families arrive at Edinburgh’s Royal Hospital for Children and Young People.

Every day, with your help, ECHC can be there for every child and young person from the moment they begin their hospital journey.

Whether it’s a visit from a magician, playing games in the Hub, distraction during a procedure, or just some time to decompress before an operation, we work hard to put smiles on faces and make time spent in hospital that little bit brighter.

Whether you make a one off donation or choose to give a regular gift, every penny makes a difference. Thank you for ensuring children in hospital can always be children first and patients second.

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.

The children & families you help

Other ways to donate

Text to donate

To donate to our charity, text ECHC 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 ECHC5 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.