Emergency Appeal: COVID-19

COVID-19 is changing all our lives. The Sick Kids urgently needs you to help children and their families.

Donate to our emergency appeal now


These are unprecedented times for all of us. Right now, you may be feeling scared, stressed, isolated from family and friends, or worrying how you will keep yourself and your family fed and occupied.

Now imagine you have a child in hospital.

Just like at home, things are different at the Sick Kids and children and families are anxious as the pandemic progresses. 

Families are having to cope with the impact of this outbreak on top of the distress of having a sick or injured child.

The incredible NHS staff are working round the clock to make sure every child gets exceptional care throughout the crisis, but they need your help to reduce fear and isolation, and to comfort and support families when they need it most.

Help them by donating to ECHC now.

ECHC is providing Emergency Care Packs of essential items so families don't have the additional stress of shopping while their child is unwell. We are also delivering packs to the doorsteps of clinically vulnerable families who are shielding and unable to leave the house for any reason.  £10 could provide a family with an Emergency Care Pack.

Donate £10 now

Play specialists are working hard to provide smiles and distraction while the ward playrooms are closed. £15 could pay for a special play session at a child's bedside. 

Donate £15 now

ECHC provides parent accommodation so that parents can stay close to their children during the lockdown. £50 could pay for mum or dad to be with their children for a whole week.

Donate £50 now

Times are difficult for all of us, and we hope that you and your family are safe. If you are in a position to do so, please donate now to support the children, families and staff of the Sick Kids.

Thank you.


Your donation will go towards funding ECHC’s support of children and families during the Covid-19 health crisis. In the unlikely event that the funds raised exceed ECHC’s funding requirements for this appeal, your gift will go to support our ongoing work with children and families receiving care at the Royal Hospital for Sick Children, community healthcare settings and Child and Adolescent Mental Health Services.