Rafe practising for Bake it Better

Rafe was diagnosed with a malignant high grade brain tumour when he was four years old and within five hours of his first MRI scan we were at Great Ormond Street Hospital (GOSH). Rafe underwent fifteen months of treatment, including two operations on his brain, and now returns to GOSH regularly for check-ups. This October, Rafe wants you to hold a bake sale and raise vital funds to help patients and their families at GOSH. Taking part is a piece of cake – sign up your bake sale today. Here, Rafe’s mum shares more of their story…

Chetna Makan supporting Bake it Better

A semi-finalist in last year’s Great British Bake Off, Chetna wants you to dust off those baking tins, brandish those wooden spoons and get baking to support Great Ormond Street Hospital (GOSH).

Pam Lawrence, Free Wills Month

Pam was treated at Great Ormond Street Hospital (GOSH) more than fifty years ago, after been born with spina bifida. Here, Pam recalls her childhood experiences at the hospital and explains why she’s decided to leave a gift in her Will to GOSH – and why she’d encourage others to do so too.

Erin and her dad get ready for Bake it Better

Four-year-old Erin was diagnosed with congenital nephrotic syndrome, a condition in which the kidneys fail to filter properly, when she was just a few months old. Erin underwent a kidney transplant at Great Ormond Street Hospital (GOSH) and now returns for regular check-ups. This October, Erin is helping us make Bake it Better, our baking fundraising campaign, the best thing since sliced bread. Here, Erin’s mum Rhiannon shares their story.

Rise to the challenge and hold a bake sale during Bake it Better week, 19-25 October, and raise vital funds to support the hospital, and children like Erin. We know you can dough it!

Remi and Wojciech get ready to go back to school

Earlier this month lots of Great Ormond Street Hospital (GOSH) patients headed back to school. We asked you to share your #FirstDay photos – and you didn’t disappoint!

GOSH Sam and friends on the Ibiza cycle

Sam’s daughter Milly was diagnosed with a rare spinal condition– a split spinal cord and a form of Scoliosis affecting her cervical vertebrae, in addition to Horner’s Syndrome – at the age of three. Milly underwent 11 hours of surgery at Great Ormond Street Hospital (GOSH) in May 2014.To mark a year since her surgery, Sam took part in the Ibiza Round the Island cycle challenge to raise money for Great Ormond Street Hospital Children’s Charity. Find out why.

Bernard at the Bed Push with GOSH patient Zoe

Bernard Bear is Great Ormond Street Hospital (GOSH)’s very own teddy bear. This week, he’s been on the road with Premier Inn watching the Tour of Britain and taking part in Premier Inn’s fundraising Bed Push event. Here’s his report of the event, which culminated with a grand final in London on Sunday.

Johnathan gets ready for Bake it Better

Nine-year-old Johnathan has a rare genetic condition affecting his immune system and underwent a Bone Marrow Transplant at Great Ormond Street Hospital (GOSH). This October, Johnathan is helping us go baking crazy. We knead you to rise to the challenge during Bake it Better week, 19-25 October, by holding a bake sale and raising dough […]

Georgia, 100,000 Genomes Project - credit-AHP-photography

Georgia, aged four, is under the care of Great Ormond Street Hospital (GOSH) clinical geneticists and attended GOSH to take part in the pilot study for the 100,000 Genomes Project. Here her mum, Amanda, tells us about taking part in a research study.

Remi and Wojciech get ready to go back to school

Five-year-old twins Remi and Wojciech were first referred to Great Ormond Street Hospital (GOSH) a few weeks after being born. The boys were diagnosed with Wiskott-Aldrich syndrome (WAS), a rare genetic condition, and both underwent bone marrow transplants at GOSH. This September, they start school for the very first time, a milestone mum Maggie is thrilled to have reached. Here, Maggie shares more of their story.

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