We are always delighted to receive gifts for our children, but sometimes we can't accept what you send us due to concerns about infection and restrictive storage space. Unfortunately we are unable to pay for the cost of collecting your gifts or delivering them to the hospital.
To help you, we've compiled a list of what our kids love receiving and what we can't use.
What our kids love
- board games e.g. Connect 4 and Frustration
- computer games (PS4, Nintendo Wii, XboxOne, DS games and controllers)
- arts and crafts (for example paints and Playdough)
- construction kits like Lego
- kits for girls (for example jewellery making kits and nail art)
- portable DVD and CD players
What our babies love
Stimulating new toys including:
- mobiles and musical mobiles
- jigsaws and peg puzzles
- toys to stimulate the senses
- developmental toys e.g. stacking cups and blocks
- musical toys
What we can't use
- used toys
- knitted clothes
- over-sized soft toys
- large mechanical or motorised toys
- used clothing or shoes
- second-hand books
- used magazines
- Don't forget the age group you're donating to is 0-18 years (teenagers are often forgotten).
- Kids love anything to do with Harry Potter, Winnie the Pooh, Walt Disney, Moshi Monsters and In the Night Garden.
- If you donate chocolate, make sure the ingredients are on the packet as we have to be careful with allergies.
- Please do not wrap the gifts. This will enable us to match your gift to an appropriate patient.
- Unfortunately we are unable to pay for the cost of collecting your gifts or delivering them to the hospital.
Where to send your gifts
Great Ormond Street Hospital Children's Charity
40 Bernard Street