Our Home for Christmas campaign

Animation of a GOSH ward
Follow GOSH patients on a magical journey home for Christmas in our new film.

The film features as part of our Home for Christmas campaign, recognising the incredible efforts of teams at Great Ormond Street Hospital (GOSH) who work around the clock to get as many seriously ill children home for the festive season.

And for those children who need to stay in for treatment over Christmas, staff go above and beyond to make the hospital feel like a home from home. This year, more than ever, it seemed fitting to celebrate those efforts.

Real-life patient

Our film features GOSH patient Mia, who was specially animated alongside her sister Amy. Both sisters were treated at the hospital years apart for the same rare condition, chronic inflammatory demyelinating polyneuropathy (CIDP). 

Mia was just three weeks’ old when she was admitted to GOSH, returning home just in time to meet her big sister on Christmas Eve.

Our film follows Mia and other patients as a magical force wheels them out of the hospital to their homes across the country.

Featuring landmarks such as Edinburgh Castle, Angel of the North and Clevedon Pier, the film reflects that the majority of seriously ill children treated at GOSH live outside London.

Incredible GOSH staff

Sam, Mia’s mum, knows all too well the value of feeling at home for Christmas.

“When we were in the hospital with Mia, we were blown away at the amount of effort the hospital goes to make the wards feel as festive as possible, they are all incredible,” she says.

“After everything we’ve been through, Christmas is such an important time for us, and we love spending quality time together at home.”

How your support helps children

By supporting our Home for Christmas campaign, you’ll be helping to fund the vital resources and the support that GOSH needs to help get children back home in time for Christmas more quickly.

By donating to GOSH charity you can help fund state-of-the-art medical technology, pioneering research programmes, patient and family support services and the essential refurbishment of the hospital.

All of which help GOSH continue to deliver world-class care to patients and get more children home for Christmas. Explore our Home for Christmas campaign.

Explore our Home for Christmas campaign.