Star Tribute Funds

Creating a Star Tribute Fund is a meaningful and rewarding way to remember a loved one who has passed away, and to create an everlasting memory in their name. By setting up a Star Tribute Fund, you can honour someone special while raising vital funds for sick children and babies, who will greatly benefit from this lasting legacy.

Family and friends can celebrate the life of your loved one by supporting and contributing to your Star Tribute Fund. Any money you raise can support any ward or department in Bristol’s Children’s Hospital or the Special Care Baby Unit, or can contribute to the ongoing work of The Grand Appeal by providing equipment, facilities, and comforts for sick children. You will also receive a special memorial star for you to decorate in any way you choose; this will then be added to our Star Tribute Sky in the Children’s Hospital, which you can visit whenever you like.

To create a Star Tribute Fund, please contact Kate@grandappeal.org.uk  

Jonathan James Malling Star Tribute Fund

Denise and Jon Malling set up a Star Tribute Fund in memory of their son Jonathan, who died very suddenly in 2014 in the Paediatric Intensive Care Unit at Bristol Children’s Hospital. Since then, with the support of friends, Jonathan’s family have raised over £10,000 in memory of their son.

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Thomas Craske Star Tribute Fund

The Thomas Craske Star Tribute Fund was set up by Pete and Lisa Craske after their son Thomas sadly passed away at just 5 weeks old, following severe problems with his heart and lungs. The family wanted to do something special in his memory, and organised an epic ‘Trek for Thomas’ to support Bristol Children’s Hospital.

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Jack Banks Star Tribute Fund

Paula Banks’ son Jack was just nine when he sadly passed away from a rare form of leukaemia in 2008. Through The Grand Appeal, Paula and her family set up Jack’s Star Tribute Fund to raise money for the Children’s Cancer Unit where Jack was treated.

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