Great Ormond Street Hospital (GOSH), a children’s charity based hospital in Bloomsbury, has announced it will be the official charity for the 2023 TCS London Marathon.
GOSH are in hopes of raising over £3.5million to help beat numerous forms of children cancer.
The campaign named to support the marathon is ‘Run It Beat It,’ with thye charity hoping this will inspire many across the UK and even the world to apply to partake in the event and also donate as all funds raised will go towards supporting children’s cancer.
Every day, around 600 children and young people from all across the UK arrive for life-changing treatments.
Many young lives are in serious danger as they are put up to fight with the most complex sicknesses.
Despite the greatest challenges, GOSH continue to save and change lives for thousands of children and families providing them with the greatest care.
Since opening in 1852, GOSH has always heavily relied on charitable support to help provide all their patients with extraordinary care, improved facilities and also the best and up to date equipment around.
Alongside the in person event, GOSH hopes to inspire many to partake in the virtual TCS London Marathon.
Louise Parkes, Chief Executive of GOSH Charity said: “With the support of our TeamGOSH runners, we’ll be able to make a transformational difference to some of the UK’s most seriously ill children.”
TeamGOSH 2022 runner, Dean McHugh said: “If anyone is considering running as part of TeamGOSH in 2023, then don’t think twice. I loved every second and came away with memories to last a lifetime.”
The 2023 TCS London Marathon is 26.2 miles long, beginning at Greenwich Park and finishing at The Mall, St James Park in Central London.
The London Marathon will be held on 23 April 2023, with public ballots to be announced at the end of this month.
For more information about GOSH Charity of the Year partnership with TCS London Marathon, visit gosh.org/tcs-london-marathon-2023/
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