Send a gift

We are always delighted to receive gifts for children at the hospital. While presents are gratefully received, don’t forget that you can make a far greater impact by making a donation of money instead.

This extraordinary hospital has always depended on charitable support to give seriously ill children the best chance to fulfil their potential. 

If you do decide to donate a gift, please bring them along to the charity where they can be logged and checked and then distributed fairly among all the children. 

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
  • Headphones, in and over the ear are great!
  • Stocking fillers like fidget spinners and slinky’s

What our babies love

Stimulating new toys including:

  • mobiles and musical mobiles
  • jigsaws and peg puzzles
  • kaleidoscopes
  • 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

Tips

  • 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
London
WC1N 1LE
Email: giftsinkind@gosh.org