We often receive donations of toys and games for our patients, particularly around the festive seasons such as Christmas or Easter, and whilst we are incredibly grateful for these, we do have some guidelines around what we can or cannot accept. There are so many other ways you can make a difference. This year, our hospital has introduced a new Healthy Holidays policy and we are now unable to pass on any confectionery to our kids.

if you wish to donate toys to our sick kids, please see the guidelines below: 

Simple guidelines 

  • Toys must be brand new
  • Toys must not be gift wrapped
  • Soft toys are not accepted on our wards and departments due to the risk of cross-infection
  • Please note, we are unable to collect your gifts from you, or cover the cost of delivering them to the hospital

 Our babies and toddlers would like: 

  • Sensory toys
  • Musical toys
  • Picture books
  • Fisher Price, Early Learning Centre toys
  • Building bricks, developmental toys

 Our children enjoy: 

  • Sticker books, colouring books, craft activities
  • Colouring pens, washable paints, glitter, card and paper
  • Disney films on DVD
  • Board games (Cluedo, Operation, Frustration etc)
  • Lego, Geomag, Building bricks etc
  • Barbie Dolls, Action Men etc
  • CDs suitable for younger children

 Our teenagers enjoy: 

  • Portable CD and DVD players
  • Computer games (PS4, X Box etc)
  • High street gift cards (of lower values)
  • Toiletries and accessories for girls and boys
  • Construction kits 
  • Jewellery kits (including nail art etc)

Items we can’t accept: 

  • Used toys/second-hand toys
  • Jigsaws (with many pieces) or large mechanical toys
  • Used clothing
  • Second-hand books

We do accept knitted garments for our premature and neonatal babies, but often have a greater supply than we can use, so it is always worth making contact with the hospital first if you are planning to donate a large number of knitted items.  

How to get your gifts to us: 

Post to: 
The Fundraising Team
Birmingham Children’s Hospital Charity
Steelhouse Lane
B4 6NH 

In person:
If you are planning to drop your gifts into the hospital in person, please contact our friendly Supporter Care Team on 0121 333 8506 so that we have advance notice of when you are coming in.

Donations can be dropped into our Fundraising Hub located on the main corridor as you come into the hospital via the Main Entrance.  Please note the Fundraising Hub is open from 9am to 5pm, Monday to Friday.