Brighton police officers handed over a cheque for almost £600 to Ronald McDonald House in Kemp Town.
They donated £594.33 to the charity which is based opposite the Royal Alexandra Children’s Hospital.
The donation was collected from the public by Sussex Police officers from the Brighton Neighbourhood Policing Team over the Christmas period while providing crime prevention information.
PC Jason Morgan said: “I would like to thank everyone for their kind donations.
“The Ronald McDonald House charity told me the continued support from members of the public goes a long way and that the money raised will help out in a big way.”