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Gifts in kind

Gifts for our children

We are always delighted to receive gifts for our Children’s Hospital, but sometimes we can't accept what you send us due to concerns about infection, and restrictive storage space.

To help you, we've compiled a list of what our children enjoy playing with and what we can't use:

What our children love:

0 – 3 Years

  • Rattles
  • Musical boxes/mobiles
  • Toys to stimulate the senses
  • Activity centres
  • Baby gyms
  • Push-a-long toys

3 – 6 Years

  • Duplo/Lego
  • Doctors & nurses kits
  • Play Dough sets
  • Games & Books – pop-up / musical
  • Cars / Garages
  • Dolls / Push Chairs

6 – 11 Years

  • Arts & Craft sets
  • Board Games – e.g. Connect 4
  • Hand held computer games
  • Secret Diaries
  • Jewellery Boxes
  • Watches

12 – 16 Years

  • DVD’s (over 12 rating please)
  • Computer Games (Playstation & PC)
  • Bath sets and make-up
  • Board Games – e.g. Monopoly
  • Personal Stereos
  • Filofax/ diaries

Things we CAN'T use:

  • over-sized soft toys
  • large mechanical or motorised toys
  • used clothing


  • Don't forget the age group you're donating to is 0 - 16 years - teenagers are often forgotten
  • If you donate chocolate, please make sure it is in a sealed branded pack (we have to be careful with allergies)
  • Check out our list of what not to send
  • If you would like to donate an item to Barts and The London that we may not be able to use, why not use ebay, together with our partner Mission Fish, to sell it and donate all or some of the profits to Barts and The London Charity?
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Please contact Kate Jarman on 020 7618 1723 or email if you would like to give a gift in kind. 

Please tell us in advance if you are coming in person or sending a large delivery - to arrange a time, contact: 

Tracey Roe
Principle Play Specialist
4th Floor, Fielden House
The Royal London Hospital
London E1 1BB

Please call Tracey on tel 020 7377 7000 ext 3966 (RLH) in advance to confirm a delivery 

If you are also interested in making a donation or supporting our Children’s Hospital in some other way, please contact the fundraising department on tel 020 7618 1720 or email

Gifts in kind for our fundraising events

We also welcome new gifts which can be used for raffle prizes in our various fundraising initiatives and appeals. We’re sorry but we cannot accept second hand toys or used clothing due to concerns about infection.

Gifts we find useful are:

  • Hampers
  • Weekends away
  • Complimentary lunches or dinners
  • Sporting experiences
  • Pampering days
  • Books
  • Gift sets

For more information or to discuss a gift idea, please contact Kate Jarman on tel 020 7618 1723 or email