Welcome to The Grand Appeal - Bristol Children's Hospital Charity

Wallace & Gromit’s Grand Appeal, the Bristol Children’s Hospital Charity, provides cutting edge, life-saving equipment, family accommodation and arts, music and play therapy for patients and their families at Bristol Children’s Hospital. Since 1995, The Grand Appeal has raised over £31 million to transform the lives of sick babies and children at the Hospital and Special Care Baby Unit.

Our latest project, Shaun in the City, saw 70 colourful, creative sculptures of Aardman’s award-winning character Shaun the Sheep, designed by artists and household names from the worlds of film, art, animation and fashion, adorn iconic locations and green spaces throughout Bristol. On Thursday 8th October, the flock will be going under the hammer in a grand art auction, hosted by acclaimed Sotheby’s auctioneer Tim Wonnacott, to raise funds for Bristol Children’s Hospital.

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Disney Pixar designed an incredible ‘Gromit Lightyear’ sculpture for our Gromit Unleashed project, which has so far raised over £5 million for The Grand Appeal. Watch this ‘making of’ film to discover how the team at Pixar transformed one iconic character into another!

NEWS

Our pioneering neurosurgery robot revolutionises epilepsy treatment at Bristol Children's Hospital

We’re thrilled that a pioneering £350,000 neurosurgical robot funded by The Grand Appeal has successfully been used in a ground-breaking procedure at Bristol Children’s Hospital, freeing a young epilepsy patient from seizures.

Billy, 15, from Cornwall, was the first to be treated with the Robotic Stereotactic EEG, which uses a high-precision image guidance system to guide and assist surgeons, permitting them to operate with an accuracy never seen before. 

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Latest Event

Our Shaun in the City project!

70 giant sculptures of Shaun the Sheep grazed Bristol's pastures from 6th July to 31st August, in a public arts trail to raise funds for The Grand Appeal!

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How we help

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Bristol Children’s Hospital is the paediatric intensive care centre for the whole south west region, serving families from as far afield as St Ives and Haverfordwest.

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To infinity and beyond!

Disney Pixar designed an incredible ‘Gromit Lightyear’ sculpture for our Gromit Unleashed project, which has so far raised over £5 million for The Grand Appeal. Watch this ‘making of’ film to discover how the team at Pixar transformed one iconic character into another!