Nutmeg partners with GOSH in junior Isa launch
Nutmeg believe every child should have the best possible chance to fulfil their potential. And it’s why they’ve recently launched the Nutmeg Junior ISA and are donating £25 to Great Ormond Street Hospital Charity (GOSH Charity) for every new Nutmeg Junior ISA account opened. While the NHS meets the day-to-day running costs of Great Ormond Street Hospital, it relies on additional charitable contributions to provide extraordinary care, expertise and facilities. Ifyou want to know more about how those donations will be used, look no further. Every day, more than 600 seriously ill children and young people from across the UK arrive at GOSH for life-changing treatments. To provide the best possible care and surroundings for these children, new buildings and wards need to be created, as well as the renovation of existing ones. The Zayed Centre for Research into Rare Disease in Children was completed at the end of last year and brings hundreds of clinicians and researchers under one roof to advance treatments for children with rare and complex diseases. Another transformative project at GOSH was the opening of the Mittal Children’s Medical Centre in 2018. The building is home to 240 beds and spans two connecting wings, containing the latest technology and more space for children to be treated. At GOSH, creating stress-free surroundings and a familiar environment for children and young people is vital. Paris, age 13, explains why she’s looking forward to the forthcoming opening of the new Sight and Sound Centre, supported by Premier Inn. “I have a cochlear implant and, when I go to hospital, I find it hard to understand what people are saying because it’s usually really loud. But having my family and friends with me really helps. My favourite sound is probably birds in the morning, so I’m really looking forward to seeing the garden in the new Sight and Sound Centre!” Paris, age 13 Child and family support might mean funding accommodation for around 2,000 families a year who need to stay close to their loved ones, meals for breast-feeding mothers, or support for patients’families who need help with expenses. It may also mean funding GOSH’s specialist Play team. The play specialists and play workers help the children to feel comfortable and relaxed, while working with them to prepare for life-saving treatment and surgery. By helping to build confidence and understanding, the Play team’s work helps empower children to have some choice and control of their hospital experience. Support also may mean helping to fund GOSH Arts, a team that provides creative stimulation for patients and brightens up the hospital environment with art and live music. GOSH receives more seriously ill children with rare diseases than any other hospital in the UK, which places it in a unique position to help transform their lives by funding research into key areas.