Chief cheerleader Gordon Ramsay to help nation raise vital dosh for GOSH

24 Oct 2022, 4:01 p.m.

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Chef swaps the kitchen pass for pavement cheer points as Team Captain of GOSH Charity’s 2023 TCS London Marathon team.

Gordon Ramsay will swap his chef’s whites for cheer-point clappers and take on chief cheerleading duties as Team Captain for GOSH Charity, the Charity of the Year for the 2023 TCS London Marathon.

With ballot results for the iconic event being released on Monday 24 October, Gordon is calling on those lucky enough to win a place to run for TeamGOSH, and raise vital funds to help beat childhood cancer as part of GOSH Charity’s ‘Run it. Beat it.’ campaign.

While Ramsay roars on the participants from the side-lines next year, his daughter Tilly, who starred in BBC’s Strictly Come Dancing in 2021, will be taking part in aid of GOSH Charity when the famous event returns in April 2023.

Every day around 600 children from across the UK arrive at Great Ormond Street Hospital (GOSH) for specialist care, and the charity exists to fund the hospital’s most urgent needs. GOSH sees the most rare and difficult-to-treat childhood cancers and treats around 400 children who have been diagnosed with cancer every year – more than any hospital in the UK. The funds raised by those taking on the iconic TCS London Marathon course for GOSH Charity will support cancer care at the hospital, providing patients with the extraordinary care, expertise and facilities that they need.

TeamGOSH Team Captain for the 2023 TCS London Marathon, Gordon Ramsay says: “Tana and I have visited Great Ormond Street Hospital many, many times over the years. It holds a very special place in the hearts of the Ramsay family. We have met some incredible children and their families receiving world-class care - and we are proud to support their incredible work through our own foundation. I know what a difference the money raised will make. And, as a proud London Marathon finisher myself, I know that taking part is the experience of a lifetime!

I can’t wait to cheer on Tilly, I’m so proud of her for taking on this huge challenge and I hope to support all of team GOSH along the way to feel fully motivated and raise lots of money to help this truly amazing organisation.”

Tilly Ramsay says: “I’m nervous but so excited to take on the 2023 TCS London Marathon and I can’t think of a better cause to support. Plus, it’s the perfect reason to boss my dad around the kitchen, as I’ll really need to carb load for those long training runs. All joking aside, I know my dad will be the first person there to support me and cheer on all GOSH’s runners as we take on the TCS London Marathon. I can’t wait!”

Louise Parkes, Chief Executive at GOSH Charity added: “With the TCS London Marathon ballot results being released this week, we’re urging all those lucky enough to have secured a place to choose Team GOSH as their charity of choice for April 2023. Join our team, and together we can make a transformational difference to children with cancer, and their families, during the most challenging time of their lives.”

For more information about GOSH Charity’s Charity of the Year partnership with the TCS London Marathon, and to join Team GOSH with your ballot place visit 2023 TCS London Marathon.


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Notes to Editors

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Link to GR announcement video [here]

High res GOSH Charity TCS LM imagery [here]

About Great Ormond Street Hospital and Great Ormond Street Hospital Children’s Charity:

Great Ormond Street Hospital is one of the world’s leading children’s hospitals with the broadest range of dedicated, children’s healthcare specialists under one roof in the UK. The hospital’s pioneering research and treatment gives hope to children from across the UK with the rarest, most complex and often life-threatening conditions. Our patients and families are central to everything we do – from the moment they come through the door and for as long as they need us.

Great Ormond Street Hospital Children’s Charity needs to raise money to support the hospital to give seriously ill children, the best chance for life. The charity funds research into pioneering new treatments for children, provides the most up to date medical equipment, funds support services for children and their families and supports the essential rebuilding and refurbishment of the hospital. You can help us to provide world class care for our patients and families. For more information visit

About the London Marathon

  • The 2023 TCS London Marathon will take place on Sunday 23 April.
  • The London Marathon was first held on 29 March 1981 and the millionth finisher in the history of the event crossed the line in 2016.
  • Since the first London Marathon in 1981, the event has raised more than £1 billion for charity.
  • London Marathon Events gifts its surplus each year to The London Marathon Charitable Trust.
  • Since 1981, The London Marathon Charitable Trust has awarded grants totalling in excess of £97 million to more than 1,500 projects in London and across the UK.
  • For more information, visit