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

Your donation

Every year, every day, every hour, ECHC works tirelessly to provide seriously ill children and their families with the extra support they need when facing a life-changing hospital visit.

But we have a problem. We can only reach 1 in 10 children who come through the hospital doors. That means many hundreds of children each year can’t benefit from our support.

The only thing preventing us from reaching every child is money. We don’t have enough. You can help change that. You are the solution.

Despite the greatest challenges a child can face, the hospital is a place where being sick doesn’t have to mean being sad.

And that’s because of you. Your generosity is taking away fear, speeding up recovery and providing reassurance, distraction and comfort every step of the way.

With your support, we can reach every child who needs us, and make a huge impact on so many young lives. Thank you.

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, c/o RHCYP& DCN Building, 50 Little France Crescent, Edinburgh, EH16 4JT

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. Please note: we cannot accept second hand items for infection control reasons. Thank you.