Great Ormond Street Hospital Children's Charity named 2018 Charity of the Year
6 Aug 2017, 9 a.m.
Great Ormond Street Hospital Children’s Charity has been named as the Prudential RideLondon Charity of the Year for 2018.
Great Ormond Street Hospital (GOSH) Children’s Charity supports the hospital where over 600* seriously ill children and young people from across the UK arrive every day.
GOSH Charity will receive a wide-ranging package of benefits and support to assist the charity to maximise its fundraising efforts around the event. These include 200 guaranteed places in the Prudential RideLondon-Surrey 100 cycling challenge on Sunday 29 July 2018
GOSH Charity plans to use the money raised by their riders to fund vital new parent and family accommodation. Providing families with free accommodation close to the hospital allows parents to have some peace of mind and a welcoming and supportive stay just a few minutes’ walk from their child’s bedside.
The fundraising potential of Prudential RideLondon has grown hugely since the inaugural ride in 2013 and a total of more than £41 million was raised for charity over the first four years. The fundraising total raised at the 2017 event will be announced later this year.
“Great Ormond Street Hospital is an extraordinary hospital and its staff have achieved countless pioneering medical breakthroughs,” said Event Director Hugh Brasher. “We are delighted to have Great Ormond Street Hospital Children’s Charity as our Charity of the Year for 2018 and we look forward to helping them maximise their fundraising for the new parent and family accommodation.”
Tim Johnson, Chief Executive at Great Ormond Street Hospital Children’s Charity says: “We are thrilled to be partnering with Prudential RideLondon for such a prestigious cycling event. We look forward to welcoming cyclists of all abilities to the GOSH Charity team to raise vital funds for seriously ill children across the UK.”
Prudential RideLondon Charity of the Year
- 2014: Bliss
- 2015: Scope
- 2016: WellChild
- 2017: Bloodwise
- 2018: Great Ormond Street Hospital Children’s Charity
*These figures are based on annual data for 2016/17 financial year.