Due to Covid-19 we have sadly had to limit the play on our Children’s Wards as patients cannot share toys as they usually would. This means that any toy a child has played with whilst in hospital has to go home with them when they are discharged. The Magic of Play reduces anxiety whilst children are waiting to be treated or discharged at our hospitals and distracts our young patients from injury or illness. This has been a vital tool during the scary and uncertain times of the pandemic and has made a huge difference in treating our young patients.

Our Play Specialist team have been doing an excellent job throughout COVID-19 and have been tireless in creating innovative ways to keep our patients entertained, making the necessary adaptions to provide a safe environment to play in. However, we are now running extremely low on supplies and need your help.

The team have created an Amazon Wish List with appropriate toys, games and entertainment for the children in our care. If you would like to help provide a toy for every child to keep when they are discharged you can do so by visiting our Amazon Wish List.

Alternatively you can donate £5 to our Magic of Play appeal by texting MAGICOFPLAY 5 to 70085 or through the pink donate button above.

If you would like a special thank you for any items you have purchased on our Amazon Wish List please do let us know by filling out this form. If you do not complete the form we will not have a record of what you kindly gifted and will assume your donation is anonymous.


Please note:

Unfortunately due to infection control we are unable to accept any second hand toy donations and would ask that you share these with charity shops or refuge centres instead. Buying new toys and games through our Amazon Wish List is the safest way for us to continue providing the best care to some of our youngest patients.