Childrens Services

Giving guidance

The Great North Children’s Hospital is the 4th largest children’s hospital in the U.K. and provides a very wide range of Specialist Services to children in Newcastle upon Tyne and across the North East Region.  We really value your support.

You may wish to make a donation to our charity. We really appreciate financial gifts as they allow us to improve the experience of all our children throughout the entire year and we have some information about the difference our charity makes to children throughout the year.

How to make a donation

To find out how to donate click here for our Just Giving website.

If you would like to organise a fundraising event for us, we'd love to hear from you.

Please email us on or telephone 0191 213 7235.

Gift ideas

We understand some people prefer to donate a gift.

We are often asked for ideas and so we have developed a list of gifts especially appreciated by our children who are aged from birth to 19 years old.

We hope you find it helpful.

Babies and Toddlers

baby and toddler cutlery teething rings
feeding cups cot mobiles - washable
plastic plates, dishes sensory toys - eg. light up toys
baby bibs – plastic musical toys
baby toys - plastic and washable soft toys - machine washable (not fluffy teddies)
small rattles


plastic water bottles board games
art and craft items top trumps
colouring books, crayons, colour pens etc role play - dress up medical kits, tea sets
reading books playmobil
story CDs small cars
pre-school jigsaws dolls houses
musical toys plastic zoo animals
sensory toys – i.e. light-up toys dolls - baby dolls and Barbie - dress up dolls
key-rings super hero figures
lego kits DVDs
small puzzles computer games – X box 360, play station 3 and 4 games


colouring books / sets nail varnish
reading books fluffy socks
top trumps key rings
DVDs small radios
fragrance gift sets gadgets

Please note:

We are no longer able to accept edible gifts.

Gifts need to be brand new and not too large.

Please do not wrap gifts (you may donate wrapping paper separately, if you wish).

We are unable to collect your gifts from you, or cover the cost of delivering them to the hospital.

How to get your gifts to us

To arrange delivery please contact Sharon Gibb,

Thank you.

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