Christmas Appeal 2020
This Christmas, you can help us get more children home from hospital.
Your donation to GOSH Charity can make a huge difference, helping to fund the vital resources the hospital needs to make sure seriously ill children have the best chance of getting home to their families for Christmas.
Sadly, some children are too ill to go home over the festive period, like Hudson was (pictured: Hudson right with his twin brother Hank left). For those children, your donation will help to make the hospital feel like a home from home for them and their families.
Help families at GOSH with the gift of your support this Christmas.
Hudson’s Christmas at GOSH
Hudson and his twin brother Hank were born prematurely at 27 weeks.
At birth, Hudson was diagnosed with oesophageal atresia, meaning his oesophagus hadn’t formed properly and was disconnected from his stomach. He couldn’t be fed without the risk of overflowing his trachea and lungs.
Within hours of the twins being born, parents Nicola and Simon learned that because the gap between his oesophagus and stomach was so big, Hudson would need to see a specialised surgeon at GOSH for surgery and treatment.
This meant Hudson would spend his first Christmas in hospital.
“The staff were so great. I chatted to the nurses every day, which helped keep my mind off things... they were lovely,” mum, Nicola, remembers. “We split our time between home and the hospital so it was comforting to know that, when we weren’t there, Hudson was in good hands.”
Your Christmas donation today can help more children like Hudson:
- £15 could help fund child and family support services like parent accommodation near the hospital so mums and dads can stay by their children.
- £25 could help fund state-of-the-art medical technology and research into kinder treatments and cures for rare and complex conditions.
- £30 could help fund new child-focused environments that help children feel safe during their appointments, treatments and recovery.