New monster book to raise money for Great Ormond Street Hospital Children's Charity

Imaginary monsters created and named by schoolchildren across London and patients at Great Ormond Street Hospital have crept on to the pages of a new book which will raise vital funds for Great Ormond Street Hospital Children's Charity.

Jiggly Boggly and the GOSH Monsters features 34 unique and imaginative characters and includes illustrator interpretations that sit alongside the children’s designs. The monsters are further brought to life by an inventive story told through the adventures of monster caretaker Jiggly Boggly.

Over a period of 18 months, publisher Clark Beecroft embarked on a London–wide tour and asked 136 children from 33 different schools in each of London’s 32 boroughs, along with four Great Ormond Street Hospital patients to create their own scary creatures.

Clark Beecroft said: "This book is about children across London coming together to create a book of awesomeness to help sick children at Great Ormond Street Hospital. We hope to raise lots of money for GOSH, so please buy a copy and help make a difference to thousands of patients who are treated at this special hospital."

A Great Ormond Street Hospital Children’s Charity spokesperson said: "Thank you to everyone involved in creating this fantastic book. We are so excited that by buying this book, children and their families across the country will be directly supporting the patients at Great Ormond Street Hospital while sharing a love of literacy, creativity and general silliness!"

The book retails at £7.99 and all proceeds will go to Great Ormond Street Hospital Children’s Charity. The book goes on sale on 14 May. To pre-order your copy please visit www.goshmonstersbook.com/shop

For press enquiries, please contact:
Gavin Watson
Press Officer
Great Ormond Street Hospital Children’s Charity 
0207 239 3185 or gavin.watson@gosh.org

About 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 who are suffering from the rarest, most complex and often life-threatening conditions, from across the country and abroad.  Great Ormond Street Hospital Children's Charity needs to raise £50 million a year to help rebuild and refurbish Great Ormond Street Hospital, provide vital up-to-date equipment and fund research into better treatments for the children. You can help us to provide world class care for our patients and families. www.gosh.org