Every year, thousands of children have to come to hospital. Again, and again, and again.
For them, Christmas can feel like just another day.

For families who have to come to hospital, month in month out, things don’t change just because it’s Christmas.

For children like Poppy, hospital appointments replace pantomimes and parties, tablets, medication and injections come before Christmas treats, and families stuff hospital bags instead of stockings.

For them, Christmas can feel like just another day.

Alongside the wonderful NHS teams, ECHC is there every step of the way, working tirelessly to help seriously ill children and their families facing potentially life-changing hospital visits.

Will you be there too?

I know the hospital helps me, but I feel sad when I have to miss doing stuff with my friends, especially at Christmas time. I wish I could go to parties and pantos and sing in the choir.

- Poppy

Where your donation goes



Entertaining a child who needs multiple clinical procedures can be achieved by a magic session! Can you help?



Toys in the emergency department have accidents too! We need to replace them throughout the year.



Sadly, many children are dealing with the unimaginable. Can you fund a whole week’s worth of bravery rewards?

Other ways to donate

Text to donate

Just 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 ‘ECHC£5’ 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 toys, chocolate, clothes or other items, 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.