Alder Hey Children's Charity,

E Prescot Rd.,


L14 5AB

+44 151 252 5716
Philanthropy at Alder Hey
Whether you are an individual philanthropist, want to make a significant donation as a family, or are part of a trust or foundation, your gift can play a transformative role in supporting the 900 babies, children and young people we help every day.

You are the reason we can deliver the magic to Alder Hey, ensuring children have the best patient experience possible through a range of activities and special projects which are above and beyond core NHS provision.

 Our promise to you

We want to make sure you see the amazing impact your fundraising support is making.

We’ll share with you tailored reports and updates. And you’ll hear the heartwarming stories and experiences of children and families who have benefitted from your generosity.

You will have a dedicated contact in the Philanthropy team. They will be on hand to answer your questions and bring you closer to the important work that you make possible.

Some of the ways we will keep in touch with you:

  • Regular personal updates from our team and two ‘InTouch’ philanthropy newsletters a year
  • A choice of how your donation is used. You can either leave it to us to use your gift wherever children’s needs are greatest, or you can give to a specific programme or area of work – for example, to help children through our Arts for Health program.
  • Invitations to exclusive events and VIP tours at the hospital
  • Tailored proposals
  • Regular reporting on the impact of your giving
  • Naming opportunities within the hospital
  • The chance to see our projects first hand.   

To make a genuine difference to the lives of children and families and join the Alder Hey family, please contact Tracey Wilson, Head of Philanthropy.  

Email: [email protected]

Thank you for supporting our vision of healthier, happier fairer futures for every child & young person.

Arts for Health - Minds Matter Project

"It would be fantastic for all children – to give them confidence to know they’re good at something".

The Minds Matter project addresses the challenges faced by long-term patients who live with complex health conditions, feelings of isolation and mental health issues. Led by professional musicians, the project empowers children to lead their own music projects, enhancing their emotional wellbeing, boosting confidence, and fostering creativity.

Jade, a patient with ASD and autism who has recently been diagnosed with emotional dysregulation disorder, came to Alder Hey shy and struggling to maintain a connection with learning guitar despite her desire to.

Week by week, our musician observed how fully immersed in music Jade would become, showing an ‘inspiring level of concentration and perseverance’ through her guitar playing.

"This gives her an identity – she’s found her own identity with the guitar. She struggled for about 2 years to fit in. Now she knows who she is…The sessions are empowering…It’s’ like a magical experience where I see her flourish each week, giving her confidence, [she’s] so sure of herself." - Jade’s mum.

"Jade’s mum has expressed such gratitude for the positive transformative impact these sessions have had on Jade. And I feel similarly grateful to have been able to offer something of value to someone going through incredible challenges. I’ve been so inspired by Jade’s dedication, patience and progress, as well as the joy she derives from music" - Minds Matter musician.

"Minds Matter is a really important project for Alder Hey as it will allow us to develop a framework for music delivery in paediatric healthcare settings which will be shared with our colleagues working across the Arts for Health community nationally" - Vicky Charnock, Arts Co-Ordinator.