Alder Hey Children’s Charity provides vital funds to help make Alder Hey in the Park a truly world-class, patient-friendly hospital – making a crucial difference to the 275,000 patients and families who we care for at Alder Hey every year.

Welcome to the Land of Remarkable People

Thanks to remarkable people like you, our fundraising appeal has raised over £20m to support Alder Hey in the Park, but we still need your support to reach our target.

Every donation, shop purchase, coffee morning, cake sale and marathon brings us closer.

Will you do something remarkable for patients and families?

Your gift will help families - like Freddy'sYour support will fund medical research and innovation

Alongside the new Alder Hey, we have built the first phase of a new research, innovation and education centre which will have world-class facilities no other European children's hospital can offer.

This will place Alder Hey and Liverpool as a national and international leader in the development of safer and more effective medicines for children and young people.

Your support will help fund the second phase of our research facility so our researchers and clinicians can work with industry to develop safer, better medicines and therapies for children to use in the NHS and across the world.


Sony's virtual fishtank at Alder Hey in the Park

Your support will fund a truly child-friendly environment

Alder Hey in the Park is home to some amazing technology to give young patients the best possible hospital experience. Our digital fish tank (pictured) lets patients design their own sea creature then watch it swim around - a great way for patients to relax and entertain.

There's lots more - our aquaponics system helps children to learn about nature and allows them to pick their own herbs for chefs to use to cook their evening meal with.

Your support will help fund more digital enhancements that make a big difference to patients - things like interactive games and artwork for waiting areas and patient bedrooms.

Your support will help remarkable young patients like Erin 

Sarah and Erin

"Alder Hey saved our daughter's life and the research they carry out means Erin's treatment was less aggressive than it could have been. 

When Erin was very poorly at the start, the doctors said to us she would get better and we would get our little girl back. Within months she was walking and smiling again so they were right!"

- Sarah, Erin's mum. 

And your gift will help many more young people, like Emma...

How your support has already made a remarkable difference to patients and families

The latest operating theatre technology, medical scanning equipment and critical care cots for our youngest, sickest patients. Without people like you, Alder Hey in the Park would not have this equipment.

Building an innovative new centre for researchers to develop better, safer medicines and therapies for children. Without people like you, we could not be a world-leader in children’s healthcare research.

At Alder Hey we are here to look after the whole family. Without people like you, we couldn’t provide technology to help young patients personalise their bedrooms and feel comfortable in hospital, arts and craft materials to entertain and distract patients, and enhanced gardens and outdoor play areas.

We have also been able to install special parent beds in patient bedrooms, so mum or dad can sleep next to their child.  

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