The Quids for Kids appeal invites readers of The Sun on Sunday to donate to support our seriously ill children and young people around the country, like patient Lily (pictured with her family, above) who will feature in the appeal this December.
Each of the three charity partners will benefit from bucket collections held in three major shopping centres (Lakeside for GOSH Charity) on selected dates in the lead up to Christmas. GOSH Charity’s corporate partners Premier Inn and McColl’s will support the collection of spare change from The Sun on Sunday’s readers, by welcoming them to donate to GOSH Charity via collection tins at their sites.
The other two hospital charities supported by the appeal this year are Great North Children’s Hospital Foundation, and University Hospital Birmingham Charity. As well as encouraging donations of spare change, the newspaper appeal will offer readers the opportunity to donate online through a JustGiving page and through a ‘text to donate’ number. Money donated in these ways will be split equally between all three beneficiary charities.
Money raised through The Sun on Sunday’s Quids for Kids appeal will go to GOSH Charity which helps fund our most urgent needs. These include pioneering medical research, state of the art equipment, support services for children and families, and the rebuilding and refurbishment of the hospital.
Matthew Shaw, Chief Executive of Great Ormond Street Hospital, says: “This Christmas, our dedicated staff at GOSH will be working hard to care for seriously ill children from across the UK. It’s fantastic to know that readers of The Sun on Sunday will be able to show their support by donating to GOSH Charity in the lead up to Christmas.”
Commenting on the appeal, Louise Parkes, Chief Executive of GOSH Charity says: “Christmas is a special time for many families to be together and particularly for those whose loved ones are in hospital. To know that the Sun on Sunday’s readers are offering their support at this difficult time will mean a lot to families and patients in hospital this Christmas.”