Theo, the family and team outside Kink Hair

Theo’s daughter Maiya has two conditions that affect her hearing, widening of the Vestibular Aquaducts and Mondini Malformation, and she underwent a cochlear implant at Great Ormond Street Hospital (GOSH) 18 months ago. Theo, owner of Kink hair salon, was keen to give something back to the hospital and decided to hold a fundraising HAIRathon. Here’s his, and Maiya’s, story.

Personal Assistant Marion and Sara Cox at the GOSH Staff Awards

Sixteen years ago, Marion decided to leave her career as Personal Assistant (PA) in investment banking to work at Great Ormond Street Hospital (GOSH). She works as a PA to two neurosurgeons, Mr Dominic Thompson and Mr Kristian Aquilina. In 2012, Marion won a Staff Award, the Patricia Lewisohn Award for excellence in customer care. There’s still time to nominate an exceptional individual or team for this year’s annual staff awards.

Gav and Ash at Gav's wedding

Ash’s brother Gav underwent open-heart surgery at Great Ormond Street Hospital (GOSH) when he was less than one day old, after being born with a congenital heart condition. Gav was treated at GOSH throughout his teens and sadly passed away in 2013, age 36. Ash was keen to do something positive in his brother’s memory and set up a Brighter Future Fund. Here, he tells us more about their story.


This August, for the second time, Dr Colin Wallis, a Consultant in respiratory paediatrics at Great Ormond Street Hospital (GOSH), is taking on the Prudential RideLondon-Surrey 100. An epic 100-mile cycling challenge, the event is billed as ‘the London Marathon on wheels’. Fancy joining Colin on the team? You have until 5 May 2015 to sign up!

Faiza take part in Celebrate and Donate

Faiza was a patient at Great Ormond Street Hospital (GOSH) throughout her childhood, where she was treated for congenital heart disease. Now an adult, she volunteers at GOSH and also decided to ask for donations instead of gifts for her recent birthday. You can do the same for any birthday or other special occasion – sign up today. Here’s Faiza’s story.

Anthony  talking to LMS participants

26-year-old Anthony received lifesaving treatment at Great Ormond Street Hospital (GOSH) when he was 16. He now works for Whitbread Hotels and Restaurants, which has chosen Great Ormond Street Hospital Children’s Charity as its long term charity partner. Here, Anthony shares his story.


Nine-year-old Millie was diagnosed with a brain tumour after losing the vision in one eye overnight. After undergoing neurosurgery and several cycles of chemotherapy at Great Ormond Street Hospital (GOSH), Millie is now in remission. Dad Marco shares their story.


One-year-old Rocco was diagnosed with a heart condition, transposition of the great arteries, before he was born. The two main blood vessels leaving Rocco’s heart, the pulmonary artery and the aorta, had swapped over and he would need to undergo surgery to repair the problem at Great Ormond Street Hospital (GOSH) ( very soon after being born. Mum Lisa tells us more, as well as why the family, including a 12-week-old Rocco, took part in last year’s RBC Race for the Kids.

Billy and his sister

Seven-year-old Billy has Apert’s syndrome, a congenital condition affecting the formation of the head. Mum Denise tells us how surgery at Great Ormond Street Hospital (GOSH) has improved Billy’s quality of life.

Kian and Elaine

We’d like to wish all Great Ormond Street Hospital (GOSH) mums a very happy Mother’s Day, including Elaine who spent her first Mother’s Day with son Kian at GOSH.

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