Christmas Stocking Appeal 2019

Stocking Appeal

Give to patients and families at GOSH this Christmas.

Christmas at Great Ormond Street Hospital

Many of the children at Great Ormond Street Hospital (GOSH) are too ill to go home for Christmas but everyone at GOSH makes sure festive fun is brought onto the wards. Your donation to GOSH Charity can make a huge difference, helping to give seriously ill children the chance of a better future.

You can also leave a kind message of Christmas cheer below that will be shared with the children.

Help families at GOSH with the gift of your support this Christmas.

“Father Christmas came to Craig’s room and delivered presents, and we took him down to the canteen in his wheelchair for Christmas dinner,” says Lisa."

Craig's Christmas at GOSH

When Craig was nine months old, doctors discovered an orange-sized tumour, known as a Wilm’s tumour, on one of his kidneys. He went on to have chemotherapy and later the kidney had to be removed. “You can live perfectly well with one kidney – he had all his chemotherapy and he was doing really well,” Craig’s mum, Lisa says.

After having check-ups every three months and all being well, Craig, by then aged five, suddenly had tummy aches and couldn’t pass water. His family later found out his cancer had returned in his remaining kidney.

Read more about Craig's story

How your gift will help children at Great Ormond Street Hospital

Today at GOSH, hundreds of children and their families are facing the toughest challenges of their lives. It’ll be the same tomorrow and the same this Christmas. Your gift can make a difference.

Your gift could help us:

  • Rebuild and refurbish wards and medical facilities designed around children, and which let the hospital treat more patients.
  • Fund pioneering research to tackle complex childhood illnesses.
  • Pay for the most advanced equipment for treating the toughest and rarest conditions.
  • Fund services that help make life in hospital as normal as possible for young patients and their families.
The children at Great Ormond Street Hospital need your help today to give them the best chance to fulfil their potential.