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Treatment over Toys

Christmas is a time of year that we associate with giving and helping others. Here at Sydney Children’s Hospitals Foundation, we believe no child should spend Christmas in hospital, but those who do deserve our all.

Sydney Children’s Hospitals Foundation works very closely with Sydney Children’s Hospitals Network to ensure kids waking up in hospital on Christmas morning get plenty of toys, to have the brightest Christmas possible. If you or your company are interested in providing a toy donation, our Toy Donation Guidelines can be found here.


More than 500 patients visited SCHN Emergency Departments on 24 and 25 December 2022


More than 600 premature newborns, neonates and critically ill infants with complex medical conditions were cared for by the grace Centre between 1 January 2022 and 31 December 2022


More than 140 children spent Christmas in an SCHN hospital in 2022

As much as we greatly appreciate all the toy donations, we receive we would like to encourage that you consider giving the gift of year-round healthcare through a donation to Sydney Children’s Hospitals Foundation Christmas Appeal instead.  Whether it’s for a severe asthma attack, a life-threatening accident or months of cancer treatment, every family wants to know they will get the best care imaginable. That’s why we need your support, so that some of the most talented and dedicated people in this country can work together to find new ways to help all sick kids, no matter where, no matter what.

If you would like to make a tax-deductible donation, please click the button below.

Your much-needed donation will ensure sick kids get access to world-class treatment and resources all year round, meaning that in the future, more kids can open their Christmas presents at home with their families and not in a hospital bed.

This festive season, we have the opportunity to shape the future of children’s healthcare to help all sick kids have the brightest Christmas possible