Cost of living appeal

Cost of living appeal

Support families at GOSH today

During this cost-of-living crisis, the families at Great Ormond Street Hospital (GOSH) need your support more than ever.

Our work has become even more urgent in recent months, with families at GOSH feeling the pressures of the cost-of-living crisis. This has made providing things like free family accommodation and food vouchers to those who need them most even more important.

We know the current economic situation is affecting us all, but please consider making a donation to help ease the burden for more families with children in hospital.

  • £25
    Can help towards family assistance vouchers for those facing financial hardship, which can be used to purchase food
  • £30
    Can help provide access to the Citizen’s Advice Bureau, which provides practical advice on benefits and welfare rights
  • £50
    Can help towards free family accommodation, so parents can be minutes, not miles, away when their child needs them

Idris' story

Around 50% of children treated at GOSH are from outside London. These families face the added stress of making long journeys to hospital and finding somewhere to stay.

For the family of four-year-old Idris, who had heart surgery at GOSH when he was a baby, access to free accommodation funded by Great Ormond Street Hospital Children’s Charity (GOSH Charity) took some of the pressure off during his 10-month hospital stay.

“The accommodation was a lifesaver, I was given parent accommodation with two bedrooms. This meant my oldest son could come and stay with me at weekends."

Idris’ mum, Tahmineh.

Services such as these are so important for families, particularly at a time of economic uncertainty. Our extraordinary hospital has always relied on charitable donations, and now more than ever we need your support so we can continue to provide crucial assistance to the families of children like Idris.

Please consider donating to GOSH Charity today - thank you.

Other ways to give

By phone: 0330 002 1514

By post: GOSH Charity, Bumpers Way, Bumpers Farm, Chippenham, SN14 6NG