Collections

Collections not only help to raise vital funds – they create awareness of our important work to create a better future for seriously ill children. Your small change can make a big difference to the patients and families at Great Ormond Street Hospital (GOSH).

Home collection boxes

Home collection boxes are great for collecting loose change around the house. If you’re organising a fundraising event like a dinner or a quiz, why not put one of these on each of the tables to encourage people to donate their spare change?

Put your pennies to good use and order a collection box today. 

Order a box

Collection tins

Order a collection tin

Last year, collection tins in shops, offices and other local businesses helped us to raise over £70,000.

When ordering your collection tin, please remember:

  • If you work at the organisation, provide the organisations’ address, and not your home address.
  • If you don’t personally work at the organisation, ask a member of staff to complete the form so we can be sure that they’re happy to display a collection tin.
  • The location where the tin is being held is responsible for the collection and transferring any money to the charity. Our tins have chains on them so that it can be securely fixed, and each is individually numbered

If you’re holding a fundraising event, please order a home collection box or a collection bucket. Our collection tins are designed to be used at fixed locations in offices and at shop till points.

Is your workplace looking for your next charity of the year? We’d love to talk to you about all the great events you could do to support us! No matter if you’re a small or large business, your support makes all the difference to thousands of patients each year. Give our Community Fundraising team a ring on 020 3841 3179 or email us on community.events@gosh.org to talk about your plans. 

Order a tin

Collection buckets

Bucket collections are a really simple and effective way to raise money at an event or out in public, for example at a local shopping centre.

You can collect for us in 3 steps:

  • First, tell us what you're planning. Get in touch with us to let us know what sort of collection your doing through our email and phone number at the bottom of the page. We can advise you about the permission you need and can send you a letter of authorisation if necessary. 
  • Arrange your order. We can send you out any number of buckets, but let us know a couple of weeks in advance of the event or collection you're planning. We'll be in touch for your best delivery address, as all of our buckets are couriered. 
  • Sending in the money. You're welcome to keep or send back unused buckets to a Freepost address we can provide. Please also ask for our bank details, as this can often be the easiest way to pay! For more information about bucket collections and keeping safe, you can find read our bucket collection guide below. 

Organising your public collection

There are some regulations all charities need to follow when a fundraiser collects money in public. If you’d like to collect in public for us, a member of our Community Fundraising team will be happy to discuss your collection with you.

Once you’ve been in touch with us, please have a look at our helpful guide how to organise a bucket collection to help get you on your way! 

Collecting at a private event, such as a party or school fair

We’re happy to send you out a GOSH bucket if you’re collecting money at your own event. To order your materials, please get in touch with us by email or phone. 

Paying in your collection money

You can pay in any money you've collected online by clicking the button

Pay in money

Other ways to pay in your collection money

  • Make a cheque payable to ‘Great Ormond Street Hospital Children’s Charity’ and send it to: Great Ormond Street Hospital Children’s Charity, 40 Bernard Street, London, WC1N 1LE. Please attach a note with your contact details and your supporter number.
  • Make bank transfer either online or by going to your local bank (please email community.events@gosh.org or call 020 3841 3131 for our details).
  • Pay over the phone by credit or debit card. Please call us on 020 3841 3131 and one of the team will be able to take your card payment.