Our ambassadors

Meet some of our volunteer ambassadors who are helping to represent Great Ormond Street Children's Hospital in their local area and engage people in the work of the hospital.  

Meet Zoe

Zoe wanted to give back for the hospital’s help and support. Zoe explains; “Noah was born in 2008 with congenital heart disease. He had his first operation at two hours old. He spent six months, on and off, in the Cardiac Intensive Care Unit at Great Ormond Street Hospital (GOSH) and underwent three open heart surgeries.

"Throughout that time we lived at GOSH in the parents’ accommodation with Noah’s twin sister and we spent every day at Noah’s side. It was a stressful period that our entire family endured.

“Noah is now nearly six and currently thriving. We return to GOSH every six months as outpatients and consult with them on what we, as parents, can do to assist his recovery and development. I wanted to give back for everything they have done, and continue to do, for Noah and for the support they give us as a family.

"As a charity ambassador, I raise money personally through organising nearly-new sales, raffles, cake stalls and collection boxes, as well as encouraging local fundraising. I really enjoy attending events to spread the word about the amazing work of the hospital, to thank other people for their contributions and to hear the inspirational stories of people I meet."

Image of Alex and son Harry
Alex with his son Harry

Meet Alex

"My son Harry was born three years ago with a cleft palate. He had to be fed through a tube and had trouble gaining weight. He had surgery when he was eight months old and again this year. Now, you would never be able to tell that anything was ever wrong with him. 

"While he was in surgery in June, I visited the charity desk in the hospital’s Lagoon restaurant. I spoke to some of the fundraising staff, who made me realise the many ways I could help depending on my situation and how much time I had.

“I filled out a simple form, attended a briefing and became an ambassador. Since then, I have cheered on runners at a 10k run, distributed posters to enhance the hospital’s presence, placed collection tins in work places and completed a 100km London to Brighton cycle ride raising £800. It has been so rewarding to give something back to the place that gave me a healthy young boy.” 

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