St Mary’s Children’s Fund

What is the St Mary’s Children’s Fund?

Every year thousands of seriously ill children from across the UK are treated at St Mary’s Hospital.

From tiny babies to young adults, all our patients receive the outstanding care that every child deserves – when they need it most.

Our family of expert paediatricians are world leaders in their field, driving clinical research and innovation that will shape children’s health today, tomorrow and long into the future.

But they also understand that when a child is unwell it affects the whole family, so they carefully plan care around our patients’ unique emotional and practical needs.

Now we want to make children’s services at St Mary’s even better.

With your support, we will transform the hospital environment to make sure St Mary’s is welcoming and comfortable for children and families. At the same time, we will ensure that every paediatric department is equipped to continue delivering the best possible care.

"The ward environment and facilities are in desperate need of love and attention."

Your generous donation could help us support children like Oscar, who was admitted to the Grand Union ward at St Mary’s for a bone marrow transplant.

Oscar lives with an extremely rare medical condition called Diamond-Blackfan anaemia, which prevents his bone marrow from producing red blood cells.

For several months, Oscar’s family made St Mary’s their temporary home – but the conditions are far from ideal. More comfortable facilities and better resources would dramatically improve his experience of being in hospital.



“You hope your child is never admitted to hospital but, should they need that expert care, St Mary’s is exactly the place for them to be,” said Kathi and Henry, Oscar’s parents.

“Oscar has received outstanding care throughout his time at St Mary’s, but the ward environment and facilities are in desperate need of some love and attention. The absence of simple home comforts has made our situation even harder.”

With your kind support, we will be able to provide a wide range of extra help at St Mary’s and make a real difference for thousands of children like Oscar.

Your generous donation could make a real difference for patients and staff at St Mary's. Your gift could help us ...


Transform the play room in one of our busiest children’s wards

Playroom opening-43.jpgYour gift could go towards creating a modern, multi-purpose play space and therapy area for children and young adults being cared for on the Great Western ward at St Mary’s. With your support, we could make sure this new and improved space is fully equipped with games, sensory resources and vital therapy equipment, specially designed to nurture children’s curiosity and movement, and encourage social interaction.

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Improve our facilities for children with complex conditions

2.pngYour gift could go towards renovating the individual patient rooms on the Grand Union ward at St Mary’s, which provides expert care for children with complex, long-term health conditions. With your support, we could transform these tired and neglected rooms into uplifting spaces that ensure every family can enjoy calm and comfortable surroundings during their time in hospital.

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Expand our art therapy programme for children and young adults

RS6150_DSC05020.jpgYour gift could help us grow our successful art therapy programme at St Mary’s, boosting children’s mood, morale and general wellbeing at a time of heightened stress and anxiety. With your support, we could build on this important work, offering many more children a safe space to process their experiences through creativity and art-making.

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How you can help

1. Get in touch
To speak in confidence with Imperial Health Charity's Director of Development, Hayley Pannick, call 020 3857 9852 or email

2. Donate online
To make a donation online, click here.

3. Send a cheque
To make a donation by cheque, please make your cheque payable to Imperial Health Charity and send it to:

St Mary's Children's Fund
Imperial Health Charity
11th Floor
5 Merchant Square
London, W2 1AY

4. Raise money
You can support our work by taking part in a fundraising event or organising one of your own. Our fundraising team can offer lots of advice and support to help you along the way.
To find out more and browse our current fundraising events, click here.

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