£10m appeal for new Surgery Centre at Great Ormond Street Hospital

Date: 28 Apr 2014


Monday 30 September saw a fund-raiser event in support of the Tick Tock Club and its launch of a new ¬£10 million appeal for Great Ormond Street Hospital Children’s Charity. Launched by Gabby Logan, the Tick Tock Club, named after the clock swallowed by the crocodile in JM Barrie’s Peter Pan aims to raise the money by asking individuals, trusts, foundations and companies to pledge ¬£25,000 a year over three years, creating a much-needed new Surgery Centre by 2017.

England Rugby head coach Stuart Lancaster, was a guest speaker. Ken Costa and Huw Jenkins ‚Äì chairs of the two previous Tick Tock Club appeals which each raised ¬£10 million for a Heart and Lung Centre and for a Children’s Kidney Centre ‚Äì were joined by Andrew White and Steve Jacobs who are taking on the Club’s latest challenge. Among the guests were twins Zainab and Jannat Rahman, who were born conjoined, and successfully separated at GOSH in 2003.

While Great Ormond Street Hospital (GOSH) has a world class team of surgeons, and carries out operations which often cannot be done elsewhere, some of the hospital’s facilities urgently need upgrading. The new Surgery Centre will provide new integrated theatres, allowing for an increase in laparoscopy, anaesthetic rooms and wards, ensuring that all children requiring surgery are cared for in state-of-the-art facilities that match the skills of the hospital’s expert medical teams.

Membership of the Tick Tock Club brings a unique insight into the cutting edge work of GOSH, with the chance to meet other members and key paediatric specialists and researchers on hospital tours and at charity gatherings, and regular updates on how members’ support is having an impact on the lives of the hospital’s patients, families and staff.

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