Since it opened in 1852, Great Ormond Street has been dedicated to children's healthcare.
This year London LIve and its sister companies, the Independent and Evening Standard are raising money for the hospital and over the next few weeks, we'll be telling you about the work it does.
Melissa Strickland is a lead nurse on the specialist ward for neurological, facial and spinal problems in children.
Text GOSH to 70025 to donate £5 or click here.
Money raised will be used to support some of the hospital’s most urgent needs, including:
• Supporting the creation of a new specialist unit helping children with heart failure who are urgently in need of a heart transplant.
• Funding research programmes, which aim to find new cures and treatments for children with rare diseases.
• Funding the patient and family support programme at the hospital, including a dedicated play team which designs activities for children to aid their treatment, recovery and understanding of their illness. It also funds a wide range of other support, all helping to make life as ‘normal’ as possible for families while children are in hospital, often for weeks or months at a time.
• Funding the Louis Dundas Centre for Children’s Palliative Care, for patients who have life-limiting or life-threatening conditions.
Terms and conditions
Texts cost £5 plus your standard network rate. Please ensure you have the bill payer’s permission. Great Ormond Street Hospital Children’s Charity will receive 100% of your gift. We may contact you to tell you more about our work; if you would prefer we didn’t text NOCALL GOSH to 78866. All gifts go to areas of our work that need the most funding. If you have any questions you can call us on 020 7239 3131. Great Ormond Street Hospital Children’s Charity. Registered charity no. 1160024.