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“Becoming a mum made me realise how lucky we are to have Bristol Children’s Hospital in the South West”

When Zoë gave birth to her first baby, she realised just how lucky she was as a parent to have access to the world-leading level of care provided by the teams at Bristol Children’s Hospital. Even though she had been fortunate enough not to require the services of the hospital, Zoë knew she wanted to raise money for the hospital to thank them for the lifesaving, critical care they provide to babies and children like hers 24 hours a day, 365 days a year.

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A decade of support from Thatcher Associates

It has already been a busy start to the year here at The Grand Appeal, welcoming new fundraisers to our team of fundraising heroes and celebrating milestones with our wonderful long-standing supporters. One such supporter is Thatcher Associates, which recently celebrated ten years of support for Bristol Children’s Hospital and at the end of 2017, the Bristol based Construction Recruitment company hit an amazing total of £20,771!

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A & E 24hr Rowathon

Led by Emergency Department doctor, Sian Thomas, a dedicated team of more than 20 doctors and nurses, along with supporters, will push their endurance to the limits by taking on a 24 hour ‘rowathon’ on three rowing machines kindly donated by the University of Bristol. The goal is to row 365km - one kilometre for each day of the year that this expert team provides critical care to young patients from across the South West.

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New Parents Room Opens

The end of last year marked the opening of our new parent’s room for Ward 31 and 32 of Bristol Children’s Hospital. Thanks to Willmott Dixon and the Marson Family’s incredible support, the room has undergone a remarkable transformation, and can now provide patients’ families with a warm and welcoming space to recuperate, and make themselves a drink or something to eat with a brand new fitted kitchen, seating area, and outdoor seating area.

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Jessica's story

24th December 2016 started out as any Christmas Eve would for the Lamb family. Yet 24 hours later, parents Ruth and Joe would find themselves sat next to their then 21-month-old daughter Jessica in Bristol Children’s Hospital’s Paediatric Intensive Care Unit (PICU).

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It's a miracle Zach is still with us

Twenty-four hours a day, 365 days a year, the expert team of doctors and nurses at Bristol Children's Hospital's Emergency Department cares for thousands of children and babies from Bristol and the surrounding areas. Supported by our Emergency Department Appeal, the department is also home to the Major Trauma Centre for the South West, critically ill or injured patients are admitted from across many counties, including Cornwall, Devon and Dorset.

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Yogscast’s record-breaking Jingle Jam!

Bristol-based gaming content producer, The Yogscast, has teamed up with fundraising website Humble Bundle for another year of fantastic fundraising for charities in the UK. This year we are delighted be one of the lucky eight benefitting, as well as the first ever regional charity to feature.

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