Gifting to GOSH for Eid 2022

Celebrating EID at GOSH 2022.

As Eid draws near, here at Great Ormond Street Hospital (GOSH) we are always deeply grateful for the kindness and generosity shown to our patients and families by our supporters at this special time of year.

  • With COVID-19 infection control measures still in place at the hospital, the Hospital and GOSH Charity are asking anyone interested in providing gifts to buy gift vouchers so that our wonderful and expert Play team can purchase the toys and gifts the children most need.
  • Please do not deliver any gifts in person to the hospital as unfortunately they cannot be accepted. All physical donations should be brought to GOSH Charity's office at 40 Bernard St, Second Floor, London WC1N 1LE.

Gift vouchers as an alternative to physical gift donations

With COVID-19 infection control measures still very much in place at the hospital, unfortunately we are not accepting any gifts which are delivered in person.

Alternatively, if you would like to provide gifts for our children, the Hospital and GOSH Charity are asking you to buy gift vouchers so that our wonderful and expert Play team can purchase the toys and gifts the children most need.

These could include sensory items for children, items to help with their recovery, toys and games for younger children as well as gifts and toiletries for some of our older patients.

- Amazon

- The Entertainer

- Smyths Toy Shop

- Superdrug

- Boots

- Argos

- Early Learning Centre

If you would prefer to donate a gift to the children at the hospital, please see below for a handy guide that the hospital’s Play team has put together. The list consists of toys, games and presents that the seriously ill children and young people cared for at GOSH always appreciate.

Unfortunately due to Covid-19, there are increased infection control measures in place at the hospital, so please do not deliver any gifts in person to the hospital as they cannot be accepted.

Please post any vouchers or any gifts you would like to donate to the below address:

Great Ormond Street Hospital Children’s Charity

Second Floor

40 Bernard Street

London

WC1N 1LE

The Charity’s Gift In Kind team play a crucial role in receiving and sorting through the gifts which are donated and can help with any queries. You can reach the team by emailing giftsinkind@gosh.org or calling 020 3841 3841.

Any gifts you donate will be distributed across the wards and different areas in the hospital, as and where they are most needed.

To maintain the highest safety standards, all donations that are received will go through a quarantine period of three days before they are distributed to the children across the wards.

Items that cannot be used by our patients may be used for fundraising or passed to another children’s hospital.

As a guide, please see below for the Play team’s wish list of toys and games which our children will find the most useful.

Play team's wish list of helpful suggestions

- Board/card games e.g. Guess Who, Uno, Dobble, Connect 4, Frustration

- Jigsaw puzzles

- Arts and crafts kits e.g. paints, Play-Doh and stickers

- Toy cars and planes

- Construction toys like Lego and Playmobil

- Dolls

- Mobiles and musical mobiles

- Jigsaws and peg puzzles

- Toys to stimulate the senses

- Developmental toys e.g. stacking cups and blocks

- Musical toys, including rattles

- Nail art kits

- Stationery sets

- Jewellery making kits

- Toiletries including body spray, hair & body wash, bath bombs for boys and girls

- Games

- Pyjamas

- Blankets

- Duvet sets

- Books

- Colouring sets

- Headphones

- Any used or second-hand items, including toys, games and clothing

- Knitted clothes or toys or anything that has been made at home

- Over-sized soft toys

- Large mechanical or motorised toys

- Used magazines

- Don’t forget the age group you’re donating to is 0-18 years (teenagers are often forgotten)

- 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 – due to infection control measures, we have to unwrap all gifts before giving them to the children

- Unfortunately, we are unable to pay for the cost of collecting your gifts or delivering them to the hospital