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75% of rare diseases affect children. Right now, one in three will die before their fifth birthday.

We need to raise £50 million over five years

To tackle rare and complex childhood illnessesTo find more precise and faster diagnosesTo drive forward clinical trialsTo pioneer new, kinder and more effective treatmentsTo discover life-changing cures

By funding visionary thinkers, new ideas and the most state-of-the-art research environment, we’ll drive progress in six areas of medicine. These areas are where GOSH and its research partner, the UCL Great Ormond Street Institute of Child Health (ICH), have the world leading expertise to make the greatest difference:

We’ll concentrate our investment on personalised medicine, tailored to each child’s disease. We’ll focus our funding on taking discoveries out from the laboratories and onto the wards, as quickly as possible. And we’ll help researchers tackle today’s biggest questions in children’s medicine.

This will all be underpinned by technology. From big data to robotics and artificial intelligence, we want to be the first hospital to realise the full potential of technology so that we can revolutionise healthcare globally.

But we cannot do this alone.

Your support

With your support, and the support of a global community of generous individuals, companies, trusts and foundations over the next five years, together we can drive the medical breakthroughs that will change lives – and change the world.

To find out more, get in touch with Jennifer Sutherland, Appeal Manager, at or call 020 3841 3223.