Emergency Appeal

Right now, the NHS is under severe strain and our amazing NHS staff and volunteers are working tirelessly to be able to continue to support our current patients and those with COVID-19. 

As more pressure is placed on the NHS we have adapted and are treating children at Alder Hey who would normally go to other hospital. To enable this the hospital has tripled its intensive care capacity to ensure it is able to support the region’s most seriously ill children. The hospital's incredible staff are going above and beyond to guarantee patients receive the care they need and deserve in these most difficult times.

We urgently need to support the hospital in whatever way we can as it copes with the current crisis. It is dealing with an unpredictable and evolving situation, and the charity is reacting quickly to the hospital's requirements on a daily basis.

Many of our fundraising activities, challenges, runs and events have been cancelled or postponed indefinitely so it is critical we find alternative ways to continue to raise money to help us support the hospital now and ensure that the ongoing needs of our patients continue to be met through this immediate crisis and beyond.

The current situation does not alter our dedication in supporting the 330,000 children treated at Alder Hey every single year and our determination to fund a variety of important projects in 2020 remains unchanged. Once again with your help we can do this. Together we can do this.

Please give what you can to help today: DONATE.

For more information about COVID-19 visit the Alder Hey Children's NHS Foundation Trust hub.


Just some of the things the charity has already funded in response to the crisis:

    • Research into COVID-19 in partnership with CEIDR (http://www.ceidr.org.uk), University of Liverpool and Liverpool School of Tropical Medicine
    • Additional psychological support to staff working during this extremely stressful and challenging situation 
    • Remote care for children and young people through digital technology, particularly for vulnerable patients to continue their access to the NHS during these challenging times
    • Specialist care remotely across different sites for complex clinical cases ensuring patients continue to get the treatment they need
    • Specialist medical equipment
    • Play equipment, toys, arts and crafts that can be used individually by children in their own rooms

Do something amazing today

Donate today and help us make a difference. You will be truly helping us to provide child-friendly surroundings, state of the art equipment and innovative technology at this most difficult of times.

Alder Hey Children’s Hospital treats over 900 brave children and young people every day and that is set to rise. Research carried out at Alder Hey is helping to ensure a happy, healthy future for young patients not just here in the UK but all around the world.

You are also bringing the extra ‘magic’ above and beyond what is available through our wonderful NHS; from our inclusive Arts for Health programme and digital distraction technology to working with our community to develop the wonderful green space in which our healthcare campus is built. Any size gift will help make a big difference. Thank you.


More information on COVID-19 is available on the  Alder Hey Children's NHS Foundation Trust's website: 


Our online retail shop is open 24 hours a day and every item we sell delivers 100% of profits back to the charity. 

Items include Oli the Elephant themed gifts and soft toys, key rings, rag dolls and our exclusive Oli Collection Jewellery Range created for us by Wongs Liverpool.

Shop now:


You can support our amazing NHS colleagues by running from home!

Here at Alder Hey Children’s Charity we’re a social bunch and usually love to #runtogether but because of the Covid-19 pandemic lots of fundraising events have been postponed or cancelled, hitting your challenges and fundraising efforts as well as our all important income. So we are asking you to support our amazing NHS colleagues by using your daily hour of exercise to Run Solo for Alder Hey! 

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