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Oxford Children's Hospital and Fund for Children

The Oxford Children's Hospital opened in 2007 following a successful £15 million fundraising campaign.

Today your donations support facilities and equipment to treat, distract, calm and bring a smile to our young patients.

The hospital was designed with the needs of children and their families in mind. It is bright and spacious, with play areas, parent accommodation and a Hospital School.

The Fund for Children continues to provide the very latest medical equipment and best possible facilities, for babies and toddlers through to teens for all the departments within the Oxford Children's Hospital and across Children's Services within the Trust.

Whether they are being treated in the Children's Hospital, the Neonatal areas, the Children's Ward at the Horton General Hospital or other specialist children's areas across the Trust, the Fund for Children is there to make our young patients' experience the best it can be.

You can make a donation to the Fund for Children, or support an individual children's area or ward, for example Tom's Ward, Kamran's Ward, Neonatal Intensive Care, the Horton Children's Ward or the Children's Critical Care Fund.

If you would like to know more about supporting the Fund for Children, or any area of our hospitals that looks after children, please contact us:

You can also make a donation online:

Do remember to tick the gift aid box if you are a UK taxpayer, as that will increase your donation by 25 percent.

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Laura's story

Duration - 1 minute and 9 seconds

Laura tells us why fundraising makes a difference

14 year old Laura Thompson has already had 10 operations since her birth at the Oxford Children's Hospital and has spent around 15 percent of her life in hospital.

She says:

"At the Oxford Children's Hospital I'm as happy as any unwell child can be. And my dad says happy kids get better more quickly.

"The staff are so lovely and of course want to use the very latest and best technology available: vital tools for getting us kids fixed, back to school and home to our families.

"However, all that amazing medical equipment is expensive, and much of it is paid for through the charity.

"So I want to thank all those already supporting the Children's Hospital. It has made a massive difference to me and thousands of other children."

Katie's story

Katie Ledger and her son Max

Katie Ledger, pictured with her son Max, explains why she donates regularly to the Oxford Children's Hospital.

"Max is seven years old and has leukaemia. He was diagnosed two and a half years ago and we are now regular users of the Oxford Children's Hospital. I see everything from a completely different perspective as a result of what happened to Max, and I defy anyone to spend a week in Kamran's Ward - the children's cancer unit - and not come out feeling different. I give £20 a month to the Children's Hospital, because I can see first-hand how the fundraising helps."

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Oxford Radcliffe Hospitals Charitable Funds
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Oxford OX3 9DZ

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