GOSH Charity and Omaze launch £10 million partnership

18 Jan 2024, 4 p.m.

This January sees the start of Omaze’s first ever multi-year partnership, with GOSH Charity selected to benefit. Money raised will help build the new Children’s Cancer Centre at GOSH 


As Great Ormond Street Hospital Children’s Charity (GOSH Charity) hits the halfway point on the biggest fundraising appeal in its history, the Charity has partnered with Omaze for the second time in Omaze’s first ever multi-year partnership. Omaze aims to raise £10million for GOSH Charity to help build a world-leading new Children’s Cancer Centre at Great Ormond Street Hospital (GOSH).

Omaze has pledged an incredible £10 million for GOSH Charity through multiple house draws over the next five years, with the first Million Pound House Draw – a five-bedroom Cotswolds countryside retreat worth over £3million – launching today [18th January].

Every day, around 750 children and young people from across the UK are seen at GOSH for life-changing treatment and care. The hospital has always depended on charitable support to give seriously ill children the best chance to fulfil their potential. GOSH Charity provides funding beyond what the NHS covers to help provide world-leading care, expertise and facilities.

This multi-year partnership will support GOSH Charity with its biggest ever fundraising appeal to help build a world-leading new Children’s Cancer Centre at GOSH, to drive transformation in children’s cancer care and save more lives.

The Children’s Cancer Centre will have new inpatient wards, intensive care units, new operating theatres and a cancer day care centre where children can receive their chemotherapy treatment, meaning the hospital’s specialist teams can all work more closely together in the same part of the campus. Alongside the clinical services, the Children’s Cancer Centre will also feature a new hospital school and outdoor spaces including a roof garden, to make sure children can still be children while they are going through their treatment.

Omaze is one of the Founder Partners of the transformational project, and GOSH Charity will benefit from Omaze’s updated donation model, which enables it to increase its guaranteed minimum donation tenfold, rising from £100k to £1 million per house draw.

Today’s launch of Omaze’s latest prize draw will see one lucky winner getting the keys to a newly renovated five-bedroom Cotswolds stone house, offering wonderful views of the idyllic Cotswolds countryside, as well as a cash prize of £100,000. The 4,700 sq. ft property comes mortgage free, with all stamp duty and legal fees covered and the owner can decide to either live in the house, rent it out for a supplementary income or sell it to become a cash multi-millionaire.

Liz Tait, GOSH Charity’s Director of Fundraising, said: “Cancer is the biggest killer of children aged 1-14 in the UK, with five children tragically losing their lives to cancer every single week. GOSH already treats the highest number of children with cancer in the UK and has a long history of pioneering new medical advances to improve the treatment options. But these advances have outstripped the current cancer care facilities, and the hospital needs a new home to help deliver breakthrough therapies.

“We are thrilled to be partnering with Omaze again to raise money to help build the new Children’s Cancer Centre at GOSH – together we can build it and help beat childhood cancer once and for all.”

This is the second time GOSH Charity has teamed up with Omaze. The first partnership, in 2021, raised £500k that supported the hospital’s most urgent needs.

James Oakes, Chief International Officer at Omaze, said: We’re delighted to be partnering with GOSH Charity again for our latest house draw – and to announce our £10m pledge to help build the new Children’s Cancer Centre at Great Ormond Street Hospital. By offering this beautiful property in the Cotswolds, along with £100,000 in cash, we’re giving people the chance to live mortgage and rent free for the rest of their life - as well as raising money for charities whilst introducing them to brand new audiences that they otherwise wouldn't reach.

“We’re tremendously proud that the Omaze community has already raised over £28 million for good causes across the UK.”

Draw entries for the Omaze Million Pound House Draw, Cotswolds are available now at omaze.co.uk The draw closes on Sunday 25th February for online entries and Tuesday 27th February 2024 for postal entries.

For full terms and conditions, see www.omaze.co.uk. No purchase necessary to enter. Over 18s and UK residents only.


Contact Information

For more information, please contact: 

Grace Waters, GOSH Charity press office


Notes to Editors

Notes to editors:

About Great Ormond Street Hospital Children’s Charity (GOSH 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 www.gosh.org.

About Omaze UK: https://omaze.co.uk/pages/about-omaze

Omaze offers the chance to win once-in-a-lifetime prizes whilst supporting incredible charities. Since its UK launch in 2020, Omaze has raised a total of £28,505,000 for the following charities: Teenage Cancer Trust, British Heart Foundation, The Prince’s Trust, the NSPCC, GOSH Charity, Cancer Research UK, Alzheimer’s Research UK, RSPCA, Blood Cancer UK, Cornwall Rural Housing Association, Global’s Make Some Noise, Hackney Foodbank, Dogs Trust, Well Communities, Marie Curie, RNLI, Holt Youth Project, Glaven Caring, Macmillan, FORCE Cancer, Breast Cancer Now Kensington & Chelsea Foundation, and NHS Charities Together.

Omaze is listed on the Fundraising Regulator’s register of approved professional fundraisers in the UK and is committed to upholding good fundraising practice.

Omaze is listed on the Fundraising Regulator’s register of approved professional fundraisers in the UK and is committed to upholding good fundraising practice.