Wonderful to see The Swingle Singers working their magic in GOSH reception this morning, with an incredible a cappella performance for patients, families and staff. Thanks for visiting!
A very big thank you to everyone who took part in Bad Hair Day last Friday and helped raised funds for seriously ill children at Great Ormond Street Hospital - and to those who donated and sponsored too. We've really enjoyed seeing your photos and hearing from the schools, salons, offices, colleges and builders who took part and helped make it our biggest Bad Hair Day ever! Can you spot...
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A place for children, care – and fabulous parties! Today, Great Ormond Street Hospital celebrated 165 years of providing the best care for children. On Eagle Ward, there was a double celebration: fresh from his star turn in our Ordinary World ad, Delano was celebrating his 10th birthday!

Discover more about the hospital's story - where we've come from, and where we're going! gosh.org/birthday
The story of GOSH is long, but our mission never changes – a better future for children starts here.

Discover our guide to the story so far, and what happens next, as we celebrate the hospital's 165th birthday today: gosh.org/birthday
Happy birthday to Great Ormond Street Hospital! We love this Valentine's Day message, spotted at Kennington underground station this morning.

The hospital is proud to be celebrating 165 years of building better futures for children - and we've got extraordinary plans for the future.

Discover more about our story later today!
“We were devastated, but we made the decision that we would travel to the ends of the Earth for anything that helps him.”

Meet Jake. Every week, Jake, his parents and his teddy Wilbur travel to GOSH to take part in a pioneering clinical trial for Duchenne muscular dystrophy (DMD) – a muscle-wasting disease, affecting about one in every 3,500 to 5,000 boys in the UK.

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A pioneering patient - Jake's story

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Missed out on a ballot place in this year’s Royal Parks Foundation Half Marathon? Don’t fret, Team GOSH have places and we would love to have you on board.

Register today for £50 and pledge to raise £350 to become a champion for children. [ Goo.gl Link ]

Royal Parks Foundation Half Marathon

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It's been a great day, thanks to our wonderful Bad Hair Day fundraisers. It's been so inspiring to see your photos of today, here are just a few of our favourites...
On Monday, we featured the story of Great Ormond Street Hospital patient Amecia, who was born prematurely and with chronic lung disease. Today, Amecia and her school friends at the Cathedral School in Borough are taking part in Bad Hair Day - supported by her mum Caroline, dad Richard and lots of teachers at this morning's assembly. A huge thank you for their support in raising more than £400...
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This is what the commute looks like, Bad Hair Day style! Thank you so much to everyone who made the journey to work, school, or into town showing off their Bad Hair Day look. Please share your photos with us and let us know how you are fundraising today.
The waiting is over and Bad Hair Day is here. Thank you to the thousands of you taking part today - good luck with your fundraising and we hope you're enjoying your silly hair! We would love to see what Bad Hair Day looks like for you, so please share your photos here on our Facebook page. As a thank you, you'll be entered in to our prize draw for the chance to win a pair of CloudNine Touch...
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Bad Hair Day-ers! We are ready for tomorrow, are you?

1. Silly hair style planned ✅
2. Collection box ready ✅
3. Sweepstake and poster set up ✅
4. Camera ready for selfies ✅

Left it to the last minute? You can download our silly hair sweepstake, sticker pack and poster here:
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We’re looking forward to your #BadHairDay photos and fundraising stories tomorrow!
“Four years ago, we were thinking we won’t have a daughter in a few months’ time."
Tomorrow, six-year-old Olivia and her school friends will be taking part in Bad Hair Day with an aim to raise £1,000 for Great Ormond Street Hospital after she was treated at GOSH for an inoperable brain tumour. Olivia's mum, Vicki, shares their story in today's Evening Standard: [ Standard.co.uk Link ]

Girl, 6, fundraising for brain tumour cure

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"Luckily, we got to GOSH just in time."

In 2012, April was just a baby when she was rushed to GOSH with a suspected heart condition. On the day she arrived, she went into cardiac arrest.

April underwent several surgeries over a six month stay, but that was just the beginning of her fight back - supported all the way by GOSH.

Today, April is doing well and loving life. With your support,...
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Loving life - April's story

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Spotted: London taxi drivers on Great Ormond Street today!
It's great to see them supporting Bad Hair Day - the taxi-top adverts and colourful wigs were certainly brightening up London. Did you see them too?
There's still time for YOU to join the fun on Friday. Sign up now, do something silly with your hair and help us raise vital funds. Find our more: [ Ow.ly Link ]
“Edison had hyperinsulinism (HI). The simple way to describe HI is as the complete opposite to diabetes. With HI, the insulin acts erratically. This can mean that the brain isn't being fed with enough sugars, allowing it to enter a hypoglycaemic state (hypo) and cause fits.”

Mum Lucy tells how son Edison was diagnosed with hyperinsulinism a few days after birth, and how we cured him:
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Get on your bike this summer and help make this year’s Prudential RideLondon-Surrey 100 team our best ever! If you missed out in the ballot today, or just fancy taking on a new challenge, you can secure your place with us for only £20. Be a champion for children: [ Goo.gl Link ]
Catch GOSH patient and superstar YouTuber Nikki on CBBC’s ‘My Life: Born to Vlog’ – as she tells the hectic story of her unforgettable summer of bravery and baking! Watch on iPlayer here. [ Goo.gl Link ]

My Life, Series 8: 4. Born to Vlog

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When Amecia was born, she weighed just 1lb 7oz and was quickly diagnosed with chronic lung disease. But now, thanks to the hard work of the teams at Great Ormond Street Hospital (GOSH), Amecia is doing well and enjoying school. This Friday she will be taking part in Bad Hair Day to raise money for GOSH and has enlisted the help of her classmates and teachers.
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“Fundraising gave us hope on our dark days.”

On World Cancer Day, we would like to thank all those who raise money and make a difference to cancer care, at GOSH and beyond.

Meet Daniel. He was born 14 weeks early, and spent the early months of his life at Great Ormond Street Hospital (GOSH). At just four months old, he was diagnosed with acute myeloid leukaemia.

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Giving back in our own way – Daniel's story

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