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Christmas Appeal: Lily's story

“If I had one Christmas wish this year, it would be for us to all remain healthy. Lily wants a pony!”

Lily, who features in The Sun on Sunday’s Christmas appeal, ‘Quids for Kids’, was treated at GOSH for a type of cancer called acute myeloid leukaemia. Her mum, Sam, tells Lily’s story and looks forward to Christmas at home. 

Isla and Lorna's London Santa Dash

Isla came to GOSH as a toddler. She had acute lymphoblastic leukaemia (ALL), a rare childhood cancer. After 26 months of treatment, and a further five years in remission, Isla was given the all clear. Today, she’s 15 and taking part in the London Santa Dash to give back to the hospital that has cared for as long as she can remember. Her mum, Lorna, tells her story.

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Position statement on the use of animals in research 

Great Ormond Street Hospital Children’s Charity is a member of the AMRC.

We support the principle of using animals in research when it is necessary to advance understanding of health and disease and to develop new treatments...