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The BIG Appeal

Having a child in hospital is one of the most stressful events a family can face and our Big Appeal for Nottingham Children’s Hospital is aiming to raise £4 million over four years.

Our goal is to provide specialised diagnostic equipment to treat sick children and improve outcomes for them, whether they are battling chronic illness or facing a life threatening cancer diagnosis.  We are also helping provide families with in-hospital facilities so that mums and dads have a comfortable home from home if they ever have to stay in hospital to be close to a sick child while they are receiving care.

Located in the Queen’s Medical Centre, the Children’s Hospital cares for over 60,000 babies, children and young people from across the East Midlands so your support can go a long way!

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Total raised for this appeal so far...

£795,285 raised towards our £4,000,000 goal

Helping families be near their poorly children in hospital

For parents seeing their child lying in a hospital bed, with a worrying diagnosis and treatment ahead, it is the most traumatic event they will ever face.

Our Big Appeal will provide parents with a comfortable home from home that allows them to stay close by while their poorly child is receiving treatment, taking a massive stress off them.  Our Big Appeal aims to transform the family accommodation facilities where parents can rest and stay overnight when their child is in hospital.

See what a difference it will make to parents like Yvonne and Lee in the video above.

How Your Donation Helps

We’re often asked how your donations help Nottingham Children’s Hospital.

The Big Appeal wants to raise and spend £4 Million in ways that directly impact on treatments and complementary activities, helping to reduce anxieties and bringing some sunshine into the lives of incredibly brave young people and their families.

Here’s how we do it:

Looking after parents and families.  Parents of children and babies in hospital can face having to trave long distances each day, often for months at a time. Rather than having to use costly and inconvient hotel rooms we are investing in refurbishing and remodelling our onsite family rooms and facilities, creating brighter, calmer, happier, more attractive and child-friendly places.

Making diagnosis quicker and easier. Fear and anxiety are natural instincts for us all and often more so for children undergoing treatment. We are raising funds for equipment that will help our doctors diagnose children’s illnesses earlier, supporting children’s treament and also reducing waiting times and hospital stays.

And much more. Children love being busy, creative and engaged. We also support arts, crafts and activities, as well as youth clubs and residential trips for older children in hospital.  Many children have chronic illnesses or disabilities. Staff and play facilities, including the the incredible Hospital Play and Development Service we support are real life local heroes for our children !

Every minute, your support makes a difference