Bad Hair Day 2014

Bad Hair Day returns on Friday 13 February and this year it’s going to be bigger and badder than ever before. Taking part is simple, wear your hair wild or don a crazy wig, take a selfie, share it with the hashtag #BadHairDay and then text 70007 to donate £3 to help the children and their families at Great Ormond Street Hospital (GOSH). Easy! You can even nominate two friends to #daretoshare their own bad hair.

Emma at wheelchair football practice

Emma first came to Great Ormond Street Hospital (GOSH) when she was just two years old for treatment for leukaemia. Now 13, she talks about her condition and taking part in power-chair football.

Jilly, head of nursing for surgery at GOSH

Jilly is Head of Nursing for Surgery at Great Ormond Street Hospital (GOSH). After five years at the hospital, she knows better than most the impact that fundraising can have. This year, she’s determined to help make a difference and is running all 26.2 miles of the London Marathon to raise money for Great Ormond Street Hospital Children’s Charity.

Matteo in his glasses

Matteo was diagnosed with a congenital unilateral cataract when he was born and underwent eye surgery at Great Ormond Street Hospital (GOSH). Now four, Matteo returns every three months for check-ups. Dad Mark organises an annual charity golf day in aid of Great Ormond Street Hospital Children’s Charity, which over the past four years has raised an incredible £33,000. Here’s their story.

Harlequins with patients Toby and Jack

Six-year- old Toby has juvenile arthritis and regularly visits Penguin Ward at Great Ormond Street Hospital (GOSH) for treatment. Toby, alongside fellow GOSH patient Jack, was chosen to be an official mascot at the Harlequins v Northampton Saints rugby match at Twickenham on 27 December. GOSH was the official charity partner for the game. Toby tells us about the day.

Mark ready for prom

Mark, age 16, underwent heart surgery at Great Ormond Street Hospital (GOSH) last New Year’s Eve after being diagnosed with dangerously high cholesterol levels. This New Year’s Eve, Mark and his family held a big party to celebrate his recovery. Here’s their story.

Tom and Roger

2014 has been an incredible year. From hospital firsts to fantastic fundraising feats, the support we’ve received from all of you has been overwhelming. Here’s a few of our favourite moments…


Four years ago, 12-year-old Lottie underwent surgery to remove a brain tumour at Great Ormond Street Hospital (GOSH). Lottie now visits GOSH every six months for check-ups. Last week, we held our 15th annual Christmas Carol Concert at St Paul’s Church in Knightsbridge where Lottie gave one of the readings. Here, she tells us more about the evening.

Christmas Party in Ward c.1920

With just one day left until Christmas, we thought we’d take a look at how Great Ormond Street Hospital has celebrated over the years from way back in 1920 all the way up to 2014…

Zikora and family

After being taken to the doctors with a cold, Zikora was diagnosed with myocarditis and underwent treatment at Great Ormond Street Hospital (GOSH). After suffering a stroke a year later, Zikora received further treatment at GOSH and has since been told he’ll live a normal life. Here, mum Chenny shares their story.

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