King’s Elf Service allows our supporters to buy a virtual gift to support our work. You can choose a gift, send an e-card to a loved one, and know you’ve made a life-changing difference to our patients and staff.

The money raised from the King’s Elf Service will support the work of King’s College Hospital Charity. You can find out about what King’s College Hospital Charity does here.

Give us a call on 020 4526 8051 and a member of our Fundraising Team will be able to help you. Alternatively, you can email us at

No. Buying a virtual gift is one way to make a donation to the King’s Elf Service campaign, but you can also make a donation simply by using the Donate button on the homepage.

Yes, you can buy as many gifts as you like. You can add more gifts to your basket as you navigate the site. This is especially useful for companies, schools and community groups who would like to collect donations and then buy multiple gifts for the hospitals.

They will receive a personalised e-card which includes their name, a personal message, and information on the gift. This will include information on how the gift will make a difference to patients of all ages at King’s College Hospital Charity.

The money that you donate through the King’s Elf Service will fund presents for all in-patients in our hospitals during the Christmas period.

If we raise more money that the cost of buying all the presents then the additional funds will be used at the discretion of the Charity wherever the need is greatest.

Please note we are unable to restrict donations to a certain patient or ward.

In previous years we have run a Toy Appeal to collect gifts for our young patients, but it is no longer feasible to do this. This year, we also wanted to ensure that every patient at the hospital receives a present, including our elderly patients and patients without friends and family.

Our hospitals are not open to non-essential workers at this time so we cannot co-ordinate deliveries of presents from groups or companies. No supporters will be allowed on site to drop off any presents. We hope you can understand that protecting the health of our patients is of paramount importance.