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2013-06-19 04:21:16

LONDON, June 19, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- From Bill and Ben to Buzz Lightyear, Barbie to My Little Pony, Rubik's Cubes to Wombles, Elvis to Adam Ant, and everything in between! Norlington Road Studios in East London hosts an exhibition of Art and Artefacts based on Childhood Memories, Nostalgia and Memorabilia in aid of Great Ormond Street Hospital. Memorabilia will recall precious moments from childhood, conjuring an atmosphere of nostalgia and reintroducing you to some gems...

2012-08-29 02:23:43

LONDON, August 29, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- A book entitled A Life in Food, a personal perspective on cooking and hospitality by the pioneer of boutique hotels, is proving to be a big winner for a new children's kidney centre at Great Ormond Street Hospital. Written by Bea Tollman, the Founder and President of Red Carnation Hotels, the book has been so successful that it is being reprinted for the third time. Its earlier two editions have completely sold out, selling nearly 8000...

2012-07-12 23:01:40

Great Ormond Street Hospital and Royal National Orthopaedic Hospital to Benefit London, UK (PRWEB) July 12, 2012 A 56-year-old Hertfordshire man has raised thousands for charity after setting out to raise money for the Royal National Orthopaedic Hospital (RHOH). Doug Stewart wanted to raise £5,000 for the RNOH by riding his bike ride from Avignon to Nice over the Alps, and told his friends and colleagues if they helped him achieve his £5,000 target, he´d match that amount...

2012-04-21 23:02:21

Paul Lynch one of the UK´s leading internet entrepreneurs has created a charitable foundation to raise money for Great Ormond Street Hospital. All new product launches from Paul will result in a donation to his favourite charity. Blackburn, Lancashire, UK (PRWEB) April 20, 2012 The Paul Lynch Foundation has been founded by Paul Lynch to raise money for a cause that is very close to his heart. Great Ormond Street Hospital is the UK´s leading children´s hospital and treats...

2011-07-26 06:16:00

LONDON, July 26, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Great Ormond Street Hospital has announced that a team led by scientists at its research partner, UCL Institute of Child Health (ICH), funded by the Medical Research Council (MRC) and AVI BioPharma, have made an important breakthrough in the development of a treatment for Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy (DMD). Together with the MDEX Consortium, chaired by the ICH's Professor Francesco Muntoni, the group showed that a gene based drug...

2011-04-11 10:32:00

LONDON, April 11, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- London's energy and trading community came together under the Platts "big top" at week's end in support of WellChild at the circus-themed, black-tie Energy Dinner held on 7 April. The event, now in its eighth year, raised more than 180,000.00* pounds in support of the U.K.'s national organisation for sick children and one of patron Prince Harry's six favourite charities. "We're proud to be a part of this important charity event and extremely pleased...

2011-03-29 14:20:00

LONDON, March 29, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Great Ormond Street Hospital has announced it will be holding another Charity Gala as part of its Theatres for Theatres Appeal. February 2011 saw Great Ormond Street Hospital holding the Andrew Lloyd Webber Wizard of Oz Charity Gala, and April 2011 will see the Royal Ballet Principal's Mara Galeazzi's Charity Gala. For one night only, Mara Galeazzi, one of the world's leading ballet dancers, will be hosting and performing at a very special evening...

2011-01-18 11:44:00

LONDON, Jan. 18, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Great Ormond Street Hospital in London benefited from a charitable donation after Piers Morgan and Alan Sugar donned their boxing gloves in a battle to collect the most followers on Twitter by Christmas. The recent 'tweet off' between the two stars set the scene for an interesting challenge to emerge. Only days after joining the Twitter community, Piers Morgan bet rival Lord Sugar that he could exceed Sugar's 200,000 followers in time for Christmas...

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2010-03-21 07:10:00

British Italian doctors said they have carried out groundbreaking surgery to help rebuild the windpipe of a 10-year-old boy by using stem cells developed from his own body. Doctors at London's Great Ormond Street Children's Hospital implanted the boy with a donor trachea that had been stripped of its cells and injected with his own.  The operation took place last week and lasted nearly nine hours. Doctors expect the boy's bone marrow stem cells to begin transforming themselves over the...

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2008-12-29 13:02:54

Surgeons in the UK have performed an operation on a baby using glue to reduce the size of the child's brain tumor, making it the youngest child ever to undergo such an operation. The procedure was performed on the infant at London's Great Ormond Street Hospital while she was less than a week old. The baby had a large, benign tumor and doctors used glue to block the blood vessels supplying it, effectively starving it of nutrients. Reports said the baby was "doing well" after the surgery. "If...