The Great Big Christmas Stocking Appeal is back

10 November 2014
Great Ormond Street Hospital Children’s Charity launches this year’s Great Big Christmas Stocking Appeal. 

The appeal, which is now in its 14th year, invites supporters to send special season’s greetings on a Christmas stocking to patients at the hospital. The messages are then beautifully displayed at the hospital for patients, staff, families and friends to read. 

With every stocking there’s an opportunity to make a donation to help make a difference to patients with some of the rarest, complex and often life-threatening conditions from across the UK.

The Great Big Christmas Stocking Appeal raises more than £1.5 million each year, which goes towards rebuilding and refurbishing Great Ormond Street Hospital, providing vital up-to-date equipment and funding research into better treatments for the children.

To create your own stocking simply visit www.gosh.org/christmasmessage.

You can then pick your stocking design, write your special message and make your donation.

“The Great Big Christmas Stocking Appeal is just one of the fantastic ways to show your support this Christmas. Some of our young patients may be too unwell to leave the hospital this Christmas and each year we are heartened and overwhelmed by the public support generated by this appeal. It’s really easy to take part and we hope to receive even more messages this year.”

Tanya Mitchell, Great Ormond Street Hospital Children’s Charity