Announcing the Johnny Depp Zone's 2007 Birthday Project in support of Great Ormond Street Hospital!

The Johnny Depp Zone will be celebrating Johnny’s birthday throughout the entire month of June with a charity campaign in his honor. The 2007 Birthday Project will collect donations for the Great Ormond Street Hospital in London. If that name sounds familiar to you, it should! GOSH is one of the leading children’s hospitals in the world, treating more than 90,000 children each year and specializing in the most complex cases and life-threatening conditions. Perhaps you remember that J. M. Barrie donated all the royalties from his masterwork PETER PAN to the Great Ormond Street Hospital; many of us became aware of that when Johnny Depp played Barrie in the 2004 Oscar-nominated film FINDING NEVERLAND. In fact, the film’s U.K. premiere was a fundraiser for the hospital.

Last March, Johnny’s life path once again intersected with the Great Ormond Street Hospital in a most unexpected and personal way when his daughter Lily-Rose was treated there for a serious illness. During press interviews for AT WORLD’S END, Johnny paid tribute to the hospital and its caring staff. Lily-Rose’s illness “was the most frightening thing we have ever been through,” Johnny told reporter Ian Nathan in an interview published in LIVE on May 19th. “But the magic is that she pulled through perfectly, beautifully. Great Ormond Street were terrific, such a great hospital.”

To read more about the Zone’s 2007 Birthday Project or to make a donation to our charity campaign for GOSH, click here: To read more about Great Ormond Street Hospital, click here: Many thanks to all the Zoners who have expressed their support for this project; we are very excited to be giving Johnny a birthday gift that will help children. –Part-Time Poet