Parents of young patients at a hospital in Leicester are helping to launch a huge fundraising campaign to build two new kitchens there.
In June the Leicester Royal Infirmary recieved complaints about the standard of food in the children's ward.
The £300,000 campaign was launched after the hospital trust admitted it needed new kitchens - but did not have the funds to build them.
Managers said it will be spent in consultation with parents.
Fundraising manager Robert Myers said: "The Children's Choice campaign requires £300,000. We've had an initial sum of £86,000 from the Trust, but we need to pay that money back."
The next step will be to refit two new kitchens on the ward, a move expected to be completed by September.