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We need your votes to transform Ocean Unit at Bristol Children’s Hospital

Thanks to the Persimmon Homes Building Futures campaign, we could be in with a chance of winning up to £100,000 to help support the refurbishment of Ocean Unit.

Bristol Children’s Hospital has two wards that care for children fighting cancer - Starlight Ward and Ocean Unit. While patients will stay overnight on Starlight Ward for as long as they need, cancer patients will visit Ocean Unit for any treatment that is less than 10 hours long.

Whether they need chemotherapy, day surgery or support for a cancer-related condition or after a bone marrow transplant, the amazing Ocean team will be on hand to help children as they face often long and difficult treatments for their cancer. The unit is home to 10 bed spaces for these patients.

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This project will help patients like Ben who needed two rounds of chemotherapy

As the dedicated Bristol Children’s Hospital Charity, it’s our mission to make the children’s hospital the very best it can be. Knowing what a difference it would make to the nearly 400 patients cared for by Ocean Unit each year, we want to transform the unit into a comforting, modern space, decorated with eye-catching, sea-themed artwork, complete with updated facilities. We need your help to make this possible.

The Persimmon Building Futures campaign is offering up to £100,000 to a variety of amazing causes. With prizes of £100,000, £50,000 and £20,000 up for grabs, this incredible amount of money could help us create a fresh, updated Ocean Unit.


Ocean Unit hasn't been updated since the children's hospital was opened in 2001

How do we win?

It’s simple - the charity or organisation with the most votes will win. It takes seconds to cast your vote and you can vote once each day. So, choose The Grand Appeal and help brave children battling cancer.

Cast your vote now.