Donations in Kind

COSMIC is very grateful to receive In Kind donations. Please remember that are patients are from 0 - 16 years where the older children and teenagers also greatly benefit from gifts.

Although many of our critically ill children admitted to the unit are too sick to play with toys while they are on the ward, donations in kind can be used in other ways on the unit and at our fundraising events! 

We are always in need of blankets. They can be used as a comfort for patients and a take-home keep sake. 

Please make sure anything you donate for the children's intensive care unit is able to be wiped clean to help us to control infection. Thank you very much!

The following gifts are the most needed:


  • Make or donate new blankets
  • Rattles
  • Sensory baby toys

Young Children

  • Make or donate new blankets
  • Board Games
  • Puzzles
  • Books
  • Arts and Crafts sets


  • Make or donate new blankets
  • DVDS - We only accept up to rating 15
  • Magazines
  • Books

Patient Parents and Siblings

  • In Kind gifts can also be used to put in our parents and staff room

For COSMIC Fundraising Events

  • Raffle prizes for the COSMIC Walk and COSMIC Christmas Concert 
  • Children’s toys for prizes or gifts to patients at Christmas or their birthday
  • Cakes for our COSMIC Cake bake sale
  • Your time! See more on our Volunteer Page

What we cannot use

  • Second hand items
  • Broken items
  • Items that cannot be wiped clean (Soft toys can be used only for our Fundraising events/Christmas/Birthday gifts)
  • Videos - Unfortunately the children's intensive care unit is no longer able to play videos

See more about our COSMIC events by looking at our Fundraising Page 

Why not click on these links for some inspiration!

BBC Good Food 
Knitting patterns
Baker Ross - toys