Last Christmas, we asked you to write Christmas messages on baubles to the children and families spending the holidays in hospital.
We were overwhelmed by the amazing response we received. We hung your baubles with their messages on the Christmas tree at Great Ormond Street Hospital’s Christmas party – for the children and families to read.
Thank you to everyone who brought smiles to young cancer patients in hospital at Christmas. Here are a few of our favourite messages – click the arrows to scroll through.
Some of the messages were addressed to one of our patient heroes Luke. He was delighted to receive them and decorated his own Christmas tree with some of the baubles.
Luke was diagnosed with cancer when he was just six months old. He and his family had to spend Christmas in hospital. Luke’s mum, Claire, remembers that Christmas as the beginning of the worst time of their lives.
Luke’s chemotherapy was so toxic that it threatened permanent hearing loss. Thanks to support like yours we are funding research into kinder, safer treatments and Luke was included in a clinical trial that reduced the risks of his treatment.
Eleven years later Luke is in remission, he passed his most recent hearing test with flying colours and is now excelling as an elite gymnast.
Please donate today to help a child like Luke.