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Phoebe Dynevor at Aqua Shard for Great Ormond Street Hospital Children’s Charity

Aqua Shard Partners with Great Ormond Street Hospital Children’s Charity this Christmas

Aqua Shard unveils its 2022 Christmas tree, supporting Great Ormond Street Hospital Children’s Charity’s (GOSH Charity) Christmas Appeal. The show-stopping tree, designed by McQueens Flowers and standing at 7 metres tall, features an abundance of adornments that pay homage to the world-renowned children’s hospital.

GOSH Charity’s Christmas Appeal will raise money to give seriously ill children from across the UK the best chance of being home with their families this Christmas. For the children whose treatment needs to continue over the festive season, the hospital creates a home away from home by bringing a touch of Christmas magic to the wards.

In support of GOSH Charity’s Christmas Appeal and paying tribute to the important work and research of Great Ormond Street Hospital (GOSH), this year’s tree stands proudly within the Aqua Shard three-storey atrium and features festive baubles and children’s toys. As a nod towards the different wards at the hospital, the tree is adorned with a collection of animal ornaments; for example, a robin for Robin Ward, which looks after children with immunology and infectious diseases and a lion for Lion Ward which looks after children with cancer, amongst others. Evoking a sense of festive warmth and nostalgia, the stunning tree is both delicate and show-stopping; dripping with layers of gold decorations and beautifully lit.

As per tradition, the talented team at Aqua Shard have created Christmas specials for guests to enjoy throughout the festive period. The Christmas Bauble dessert features spiced cream mousse, pear compote, gingerbread biscuit, pear gel, chocolate crumble and chocolate animals. For each special sold, Aqua Shard will make a donation to GOSH Charity’s Christmas Appeal, which is dedicated to giving seriously ill children the best chance of being home with their families.

Liz Tait, GOSH Charity’s Director of Fundraising, said:

“We are so grateful to Aqua Shard for their wonderful support this Christmas. To have one of London’s most iconic Christmas trees themed around our campaign is just amazing and we hope we can raise as much money as possible to help get more seriously ill children get home to their families this festive season. We’d like to say a huge thank you to the team at Aqua Shard and can’t wait to see the tree to put us well and truly into the festive spirit.”