Donate in memory

Donating in memory of a loved one is a meaningful way to create a legacy for them and helps to create a brighter future for our young patients.

Whether you'd like to make a one-off gift, hold a funeral collection or set up a lasting tribute fund, your support helps Great Ormond Street Hospital (GOSH) provide world-class care for patients and their families - thank you. 

Here are some of the ways you can donate in memory of someone: 

  • Set up a Brighter Future Fund - creating a lasting tribute in your loved one's name. 
  • Make a donation in the name of someone special. 
  • Hold a virtual or physical collection at the funeral or memorial ceremony. 
  • Do your own fundraising or take part in an event or challenge. 

To make a donation or fundraise in memory, please click one of the options below. If you’d prefer to talk to someone from the team, call 020 3841 3131 or email us:

Make a donation

Pay tribute to the memory of someone special by making a donation today.

Set up a tribute fund

Create a personalised tribute fund in your loved one’s name with our special Brighter Future Funds.

Funeral or memorial collections

Asking friends and family to donate in lieu of flowers at the funeral or memorial service is a meaningful way to remember your loved one.

Fundraising in memory of Anna

Jess holds a photo of her daughter

Jess holds a photo of her daughter, Anna

When one-year-old Anna started having seizures she was referred to Great Ormond Street Hospital for testing. A little over a month later, Anna was diagnosed with mitochondrial disease – an incurable genetic disorder. Sadly, Anna passed away two weeks later, at just 14 months old.

Anna’s mum, Jess, shares her story:

‘Anna was a healthy, happy baby right up until she became ill. She had a seizure out of the blue. She was so brave - always smiling at the doctors and nurses. She charmed everyone who met her with her beautiful smile and spikey hair!’

‘Anna received wonderful, loving care in her last few weeks of life at Great Ormond Street Hospital, for which we will always be so grateful. The entire team at GOSH made what was such a difficult time for Anna, and us, much easier to bear. We owe them so much. The medical care she received was second to none, but it was also the love that we all received that made the hospital stand out so much for us. We will never forget that kindness.’

Since Anna’s death, Jess and her family have been fundraising so that Anna’s legacy might help other families.

Jess said: ‘Not long after Anna’s death, we set up The Anna Lewis Brighter Future Fund with Great Ormond Street Hospital Charity. Since then, we’ve asked that every penny raised be used for mitochondrial research in the hope that other families have a brighter future. So far, we have raised an amazing £383,000. But we will not stop until a cure is found for this cruel disease.’