Any spare to share?

Spare to Share Image with a photo of coffee, a tube journey, runners, and sandwiches.
Donate what you’d usually spend on small things and make a real difference.

What’s the situation?

As Great Ormond Street Hospital (GOSH) plays a role in the national response to the COVID-19 crisis by treating more children from hospitals across London, resources will become increasingly stretched.

The hospital needs the support of Great Ormond Street Hospital Children’s Charity (GOSH Charity) now more than ever, so it can continue to deliver the best, life-saving care for seriously ill children.

Immediate support from the charity focuses on responding to equipment needs, supporting staff health and wellbeing, and helping the hospital meet demands on its patient and family support service.

They need us and we need you, now, more than ever. 

How can you help?

We know self-isolation and social distancing can be very challenging. Many of us will have concerns about what the future holds. But, if you can spare any money – perhaps some of what you’d spend during a normal working week – it will make a great difference to the seriously ill children at GOSH. 

By donating what you would have spent on small purchases, you’ll be able to help the hospital through this crisis and beyond.

You can also get your friends involved by creating your own JustGiving page to contribute to the appeal. This way, you can all contribute as a community and get more people involved.

If you’ve fundraised for us before, you’ll know it makes a difference to the seriously ill children at GOSH and is a great way to spread some positivity in an otherwise worrying time.

Get Involved

What difference could this make?

To get an idea of how you could help and the difference this could make, here are some thought starters: 

What you’d spend on sandwiches 

  • Donate what you might have spent on sandwiches over four weeks 
  • On average this comes to £36 if you buy three sandwiches per week 
  • £36 could pay for one night’s stay in our parent and family accommodation, making sure parents can stay nearby as their child undergoes lifechanging treatment. 

A coffee a day 

  • Donate the cost of a coffee a day for a working week 
  • The average total for this would be £12.50
  • This could fund an hour of specialist cell production. GOSH Charity-funded researchers are using these to help treat Duchenne muscular dystrophy. 

The cost of your commute 

  • Donate the cost of your commute for two days 
  • The average total for a UK commuter would be £14, which could fund a member of GOSH’s multi-faith spiritual care team for one hour, who support patients and families through the most difficult times.