Samantha and Melvin

Samantha and Melvin Jacobs’ daughter Ashleigh was treated at Great Ormond Street Hospital (GOSH) when she was three years old.  Now 19, Ashleigh is healthy and happy – and to celebrate, her parents asked for donations to GOSH instead of gifts for their recent silver anniversary. Inspired? Visit our Celebrate and Donate pages and find out how you can celebrate your big day in a special way.

Ella interviews Alex Robertson, Lead Clinical Perfusion Manager

When Ella was baby she was diagnosed with dilated cardiomyopathy and underwent a heart transplant at 14 years old. Now 17, Ella hopes to become a paediatric nurse. Here, she interviews Alex Robertson, Lead Clinical Perfusion Manager at Great Ormond Street Hospital (GOSH), to find out all about setting up and running heart lung bypass machines.

Edith and her mum

Edith was diagnosed with cystic fibrosis (CF) in January 2014, at a few weeks of age, following a routine newborn screening test. Her mum, Claire, reflects on family life and her hopes for Edith’s future.

Stanley and Charlie

Stanley Tse recently celebrated his 70th birthday, and he asked friends and family to donate to Great Ormond Street Hospital Children’s Charity instead of giving him presents. Stanley’s 10-year-old grandson, Charlie, has been a patient at Great Ormond Street Hospital (GOSH) all his life.

Amelie with the Lord Mayor's Show float

Nine-year-old Amelie received treatment for juvenile arthritis at Great Ormond Street Hospital (GOSH) earlier this year. Amelie helped to decorate the Lord Mayor’s Show float for Premier Inn, one of our charity partners, and last weekend took part in the parade in front of a crowd of nearly half a million. Here, Amelie tells us more about the day.

Chris - Celebrate and Donate

Chris Roberts was a patient at Great Ormond Street Hospital (GOSH) in 1945. She tells us about the care she received at the hospital and why she asked guests at her recent birthday to donate money to Great Ormond Street Hospital Children’s Charity instead of buying gifts.

Zara's real story

Zara, age 12, loves playing sport, especially football. She first came to Great Ormond Street Hospital (GOSH), in a wheelchair and couldn’t move her hand. Zara tells us about staying on the Mildred Creak Unit (MCU) and recovering from Complex Regional Pain Syndrome (CRPS).

Team-Aberdeen-trekked-up-Lochnagar

Last week, during their biannual National Charity Week, Whitbread team members from all across the UK took on fundraising challenges to raise money for Great Ormond Street Hospital Children’s Charity.

Our gratitude goes out to everyone who got involved carving pumpkins, climbing mountains, organising galas and much more. Here are just a few of the brilliant fundraising activities that took place:

Ella-Rose-and-mum-Janet

Ella-Rose underwent surgery at Great Ormond Street Hospital (GOSH) for craniosynostosis and now returns for regular check-ups. Here, mum Janet and dad Allan share their story.

Big Draw - Making instruments

This week saw the first ever Family Arts Week take over Great Ormond Street Hospital (GOSH). Part of the national Family Arts Festival event, the week has been run by GO Create!, the hospital’s arts programme, and the Activity Centre. Patients have been getting involved in a whole host of creative activities, from making inky insects, joining in with a traditional Indonesian music ensemble, writing raps to contributing to The Big Draw.

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