Christmas Stocking Appeal

Everybody wants to be at home for Christmas, celebrating with the people that they love. Unfortunately, lots of children at Great Ormond Street Hospital (GOSH) are too sick to go home. You can help in two simple ways – with a message and a donation.

Send a special message and donate now

We display your messages at the hospital for the children, families and staff to read. Everyone at GOSH loves reading your thoughts and good wishes at Christmas time.

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Meet Amy

Amy came to GOSH as a baby, having being born with a rare condition called chronic inflammatory demyelinating polyneuropathy (CIDP). The condition meant that she was born ‘floppy’, not breathing and not crying. All she could move were her eyes. Watch more below:

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Reading such kind messages on the Christmas stockings was so heart-warming

Amy was in hospital shortly before Christmas, “The care we got was phenomenal,” says her mum, Sam. “But being in hospital is like being in a bubble… so reading such kind messages on the Christmas stockings was so heart-warming.” 

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