Every day at Great Ormond Street Hospital, young lives hang in the balance as patients, families and staff battle the most complex illnesses. Every day, the brightest minds come together to achieve pioneering medical breakthroughs that change the lives of thousands of children.

Despite children and families facing these immense challenges, GOSH is a place where being sick does not always mean being sad. And this is especially true during Christmas – from Santa roaming the halls, donated gifts, and the ability for families to stay in nearby accommodation, GOSH can bring a bit of magic and a bit of home into the lives of critically ill children.

Your donations, and ours, will not only enable GOSH in their ability to spread happiness and joy over the festive season, but it will also fund vital resources and treatments. With each donation you are helping children get that one step closer to home, so that hopefully by next Christmas they can be at home with all their family.

GOSH’s Christmas appeal this year features Henry’s story – thankfully he can celebrate this Christmas at home with his family. But last Christmas, thanks to donations, Henry’s parents were able to stay in accommodation next to the hospital. For families who don’t live nearby, this is a lifeline that allows families to be together during Christmas. Visit here to find out more about Henry and how funding can help.

This Christmas help GOSH get a child one step closer to home by donating.

Your donation could help towards…

  • Child and family support services such as the play team, who make the wards feel festive as they help children prepare for treatments; or parent accommodation close to the hospital so parents can stay close by their children over Christmas.
  • New child-focused environmentsthat help children feel safe and calm during their appointments, treatments and recovery.
  • State-of-the-art medical technology and pioneering researchinto kinder treatments and cures for rare and complex conditions, all working towards getting children home to their families.