Get involved this Christmas

At Christmas, time spent with the people you love is precious. For the seriously ill children at Great Ormond Street Hospital (GOSH) who are unable to go home for Christmas, this is true more than ever.

A special time of year

Even at this very special time of year, children, families and staff at GOSH are confronted with new challenges every single day. Every day, hundreds of children and young people from across the UK arrive for life-changing treatments. Every day, young lives hang in the balance as patients, families and staff battle the most complex illnesses. 

Despite the greatest challenges a child can face, the hospital is a place where being sick does not always mean being sad. And it’s a place where you’ll find some of the bravest people you could ever meet. 

This extraordinary hospital has always depended on charitable support to give seriously ill children the best chance to fulfil their potential.

Your support

With your support this Christmas, we could provide extra beds for mums and dads to stay on hospital wards so seriously ill children never have to be alone. We could fund cutting-edge equipment and pioneering research to help save lives, and we could fund vital services that provide emotional and practical support for children and families affected by serious childhood illness.

“There are plenty of ways you can support the hospital this Christmas,” says Tim Johnson, Chief Executive of Great Ormond Street Hospital Children’s Charity. "Whether you take on our ‘Santa Dash’ festive fun run, send a message of hope as part of our Stocking Appeal for children and families spending Christmas in hospital, or even organise a fundraising event of your own, every penny raised will help more families be together at Christmas.” 

He continues: “We want to thank everyone who has already helped the charity this year and offer thanks to those of you joining us now because your support will help more families at GOSH create treasured memories at this very special time of year.”

Get involved

Visit our homepage to find out about all the amazing ways you can help children and families at GOSH this festive season or show your support by donating below. 

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