What we do

Child first, patient second.

We believe that nothing should get in the way of being a child. We exist to transform the experiences of children and young people in hospital and healthcare so they can be a child first and a patient second.

Because of us:

  • Children and young people’s lives are less interrupted by illness.
  • Children and young people are less scared of hospital and have a positive experience.
  • Children and young people’s families are better supported and comforted.
  • Children and young people have an improved experience of healthcare in their community.


We enable others.

We are a grant giving organisation which distributes around £1.5m per year at the hospital in Edinburgh and other children and young people’s community healthcare settings.

Find out how you can get involved and support babies, children, young people and families at the Royal Hospital for Children and Young People by clicking here.