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Help us save more lives, develop new treatments, build state-of-the-art facilities and support our remarkable patients and their families. With your donation we can continue to put the child first and always.

By buying your Christmas cards and gifts from our online shop, you are helping support the thousands of sick children in the hospital’s care.

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Your big day can make a massive difference. By asking for donations instead of gifts for your next birthday or other special occasion, you’ll help the amazing work of Great Ormond Street Hospital – and that is definitely something to celebrate!  

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Get in the festive spirit and take part in this year’s Santa run on 7 December to raise money for Great Ormond Street Hospital. Sign up to this jolly 5k or 10k and get a free Santa suit! 

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Great Ormond Street Hospital deals with over 240,000 patient visits every year. Read some of the remarkable stories of our patients and their families.

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Donations allow the hospital to buy equipment, fund research and provide better facilities that would otherwise be unaffordable under the NHS.

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Whether you want to organise an event, get sponsored for sitting in a bath of beans or ask for donations instead of gifts, there are loads of ways you can help.

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We raise money to support the work of Great Ormond Street Hospital so that it can help more children who need its specialist expertise.

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Companies can support the work of the hospital in many ways such as employee fundraising, charities of the year or long term corporate partnerships.

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  • Patient George with Christmas Stocking The Great Big Christmas Stocking Appeal is backSend a special Christmas message to patients at Great Ormond Street Hospital by taking part in this year's Great Big Christmas Stocking Appeal. The appeal, which is now in its 14th year, invites supporters to send special season's greetings on a Christmas stocking to patients at the hospital.
  • LMS float 2014 Premier Inn float showcases patients' dreams at the Lord Mayor's ShowThis year's London Lord Mayor's Show featured a very special float celebrating the dreams of Great Ormond Street Hospital patients, from meeting One Direction to playing wheelchair basketball and even living on Mars.
  • Still from Waitrose 2014 Christmas advert featuring charity single Try Waitrose launch charity Christmas singleUK supermarket Waitrose will release its very own charity Christmas single with a difference. The single is a beautiful choral rendition of Dolly Parton's 'Try' and 100 per cent of sales will benefit Great Ormond Street Hospital Children's Charity, along with Age UK and the Trussell Trust.

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