Home for Christmas campaign - GOSH Charity's magical animation

24 Nov 2020, 12:30 p.m.

Still from animation showing GOSH staff decorating the hospital wards

Great Ormond Street Hospital Children’s Charity (GOSH Charity) has launched its new campaign “Home for Christmas”. As part of the campaign, the charity has released a magical, festive animation. The short film highlights the amazing work GOSH staff do, all year round, to give every child the best chance to be home for Christmas.

The wider campaign explores how GOSH staff also create a special atmosphere for children who need to continue their treatment over the festive period, making the hospital feel like a home from home.

Step inside the world of GOSH at Christmas 

Real patients and staff turned into animations 

The spellbinding animation features animated versions of real GOSH patients: sisters Mia and Amy.

Both were treated at the hospital for the same rare neurological condition, chronic inflammatory demyelinating polyneuropathy (CIDP).

Mia was three weeks old when she was admitted to GOSH with the condition, returning home just in time to meet her big sister on Christmas Eve.

The film also includes an animated version of GOSH Ward Sister, Melissa.

Photograph of Melissa and image of animatied version

Over the years, Melissa has loved working at GOSH over Christmas. Here's what she had to say:

“I worked every Christmas at GOSH from the time I trained until I had my daughter. I just loved it!” “Every time I worked on Christmas Day, it was about trying to make it the best situation possible for families.”

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