Britain's Queen Elizabeth has praised a children's hospital for being a "beacon of light" for ill children and their families.
The 89-year-old monarch has offered her praise to Great Ormond Street Hospital for their work with "some of the nation's most seriously ill children" and their research to create "better treatments" and their training on "future generations".
She wrote: "Great Ormond Street Hospital was founded in 1852. Ever since, the hospital has been dedicated to caring for some of the nation's most seriously ill children, whilst seeking new and better treatments and training future generations of child health practitioners.
"As one of the world's leading children's hospitals, Great Ormond Street offers a beacon of hope to thousands of children from across the UK and beyond every year."
The monarch also congratulated a collection of newspapers for their fundraising campaign for the hospital.
In the letter posted by the Evening Standard, she added: "As Patron, I would like to send my very best wishes to all the patients, families and staff at Great Ormond Street and extend my thanks to its many friends, volunteers and charitable supporters who have helped make the recent Christmas campaign such a success, ensuring the hospital remains a truly extraordinary place."