We rely on the generosity of people like you to help us in our efforts to make hospital a happier place for children, and we need your support all year round so that we can continue to support children and young people in hospital and their families.

A stay in hospital for any child can be stressful and very frightening not only for the child but also for the parents. Every day, Children in Hospital Ireland volunteers provide activities and play for children of all ages in 14 paediatric units around the country.

Funds that you raise will support our work in a number of ways;

  • purchasing much-needed art supplies, games and toys and will help to ensure we have adequate supplies throughout the year for all of the 13 hospitals in which we provide a play service
  • helping us recruit, train, vet and support our team of 500 volunteers around the country
  • developing information and supports for parents who have a child who requires hospitalisation

Children in Hospital Ireland are fully compliant with the Charities Regulator’s Governance Code.  For further information on our work and to see our most recent annual report, please click here

After the year we have had we think we can face any challenge, so … with that in mind, if you want to set yourself a challenge to raise funds for Children in Hospital Ireland please get in touch by sending us an email to or complete our fundraising form below and we will get in touch with you.

Thank you. We look forward to supporting you.

Making hospital a happier place for children through play and advocacy


Step 1.
Register with event organiser

If you are entering an organised event or taking a challenge please register your place with the event organisers  – to ensure your place.

Step 2.
Register your event with us.

Once you have registered your place with the event organisers please register your details with us below so that we can support you fully and of course send you your Children in Hospital Ireland T-shirt to wear on the day.

Step 3.
Start Fundraising for CIH

Make it easy for your family and friends to sponsor you by using to collect sponsorship online.  This can be an easier way than using sponsorship cards (though we can send you these also).

If you are planning to organise your own event that is brilliant and we will support you as much as possible. If you haven’t quite decided what event might work for you please contact us for a full list of ideas and suggestions