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Andy Wolf

Professor Andrew Wolf

Grand Appeal Ambassador



Introducing Professor Andrew Wolf, a retired Consultant, turned dedicated fundraiser and one of The Grand Appeal’s Ambassadors.

After qualifying from Cambridge University in 1980, Andrew trained in paediatrics and anaesthesia, before spending time as a lecturer in the 1980s. In 1995, Andy returned to Bristol to help build a new paediatric cardiac programme at Bristol Children’s Hospital and for over two decades, has worked tirelessly to care for the hundreds of children and babies who came from across the South West, South Wales and beyond for lifesaving cardiac treatment each year.

Before his career in medicine, Andrew was an elite swimmer and has returned to the water to raise money for The Grand Appeal. In 2017, Andy completed a successful relay across the English Channel with a team of colleagues from the children’s hospital. Motivated to take on an even bigger challenge, Andy took to the waters again in 2018, smashing a solo channel swim at the age of 63 and winning The Paul O'Clee Trophy as the oldest successful swimmer that year.

Andy has now raised an incredible £25,000 towards The Grand Appeal’s 3D Bio-Printing Service which is revolutionising complicated heart surgeries at Bristol Children’s Hospital. One of the first facilities of its kind in the UK, this pioneering technology is transforming the way the cardiac team plans, prepares for and practices surgery.

Andy has played a pivotal role in helping us to launch this ground-breaking service, and is continuing to fundraise to support its future.

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