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Giving a Specific Item

Starship cares for children of all ages, from tiny babies to teenagers.  Many children are far from home and in hospital for long periods of time, so a range of items to help keep children distracted and entertained are welcome.

However, there are strict hygiene and safety criteria which need to be followed to protect our unwell children from cross-infection and outside germs.  Please read the guidelines below to see if your gift is suitable:

                   - Is it clean?
                   - Is it in good condition?
                   - Can I post or deliver it to the hospital myself?
                           - (We apologise that we are not able to pick up items)

While we are very grateful for gifts for the patients, you cannot deliver them personally to the patients. We can accept gifts on your behalf and make sure the patients get them.

Please remember that Starship is a special place for our sick kids to get better in and we are often overwhelmed with gifts from generous supporters.  Due to the lack of storage space within the hospital, we may occasionally (during busy periods like Christmas) pass on donated goods to other charitable organisations.

Starship is a busy working hospital so please do not be offended if we cannot accommodate your donation at this time.  We truly appreciate your support and recommend:

If you have read the above and are confident you have items which can be donated, please contact the Starship Foundation team on 0800 Starship (0800 782 744) or email

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