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As many as five children a day lose their lives to a rare disease, yet only 5% of UK research funding is spent on projects relating to child health. We are the UK’s largest dedicated charitable funder of child health, helping to save young lives every day. But we urgently need more support to help researchers find life-saving cures for tomorrow, today. 

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Great Ormond Street Hospital (GOSH) and its research partner, the UCL Great Ormond Street Institute of Child Health (ICH), are ideally located side by side, which helps drive pioneering discoveries out of the labs and onto the wards. But our impact is by no means limited to London. Working alongside our research partners, GOSH Charity support child health research on a national scale – from Aberdeen to Southampton.

Where we need your support

Every day, 619 children and young people from across the UK arrive at Great Ormond Street Hospital (GOSH). GOSH sees more seriously ill children with rare diseases than any other UK hospital. We have a unique opportunity to help GOSH transform the lives of these children, by funding research in key areas where we know we can make the greatest difference.

Our research priority areas:

Your funding will support six priority areas that represent the strengths of the hospital and the UCL Great Ormond Street Institue of Child Health (ICH). These were identified by leading child health experts as areas where our funding could make the biggest difference to seriously ill children.

Our 6 research priority areas are:

Where your money goes

We are the UK's largest dedicated charitable funder of medical research into children's health, helping to save young lives every day. By donating to GOSH Charity, you will help us fund:

  • Visionary thinkers
  • New ideas
  • State-of-the-art research facilities

You'll also help our researchers find the life-saving cures and kinder treatments that seriously ill children so desperately need. Your donation will drive progress across the research groups we fund at GOSH, its research partner the UCL Great Ormond Street Institute of Child Health (ICH) and institutions around the UK.

Research saved Nina's life

Nina was born without an immune system, meaning she was fighting for her life at just a few weeks old. A faulty gene was the problem and groundbreaking research trial at Great Ormond Street Hospital (GOSH) saved her life.

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Meet our researchers

Together with her team, Professor Manju Kurian is helping children with severe movement disorders to walk again. She's driving forward research to find better ways of diagnosing and treating these conditions, giving children the chance for a brighter future.

"Without the funding from GOSH Charity research community, our breakthrough wouldn't have been possible."

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