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24 Hour Climbathon!

10,000 metres in 24 hours: Rock-climbing youngsters reach new heights to raise money for The Grand Appeal Last week, six young climbers, aged eight to 16, from The Bristol Climbing Team took part in a 24 hour ‘climbathon’ in order to raise money for The Grand Appeal.

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Nat’s Happy Heart Day Run

Last month 6 year old Nat Brown, who was born with two holes in his heart, ran five miles from Exmouth train station to Darts Farm for The Grand Appeal, to say thank you for his treatment Every year, Nat spends a day a year celebrating his healthy heart, on the anniversary of his surgery, which he has named ‘Happy Heart Day’. He came up with the idea for the 5 mile run himself, and has raised move than £1,000 to say thank you to the Children’s Hospital, where he had open heart surgery in 2011.

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Wrong Trousers Family Run!

We're delighted to be the official charity for the Simply Health Great Bristol Family Run on Sunday 7th May - even better, the Family Run is Wrong Trousers themed!  Mums, dads and little ones aged 3 and up can walk or run this special mile together after the main Bristol 10k race, so get your family together for a grand day out. Sign up and get sponsored for The Grand Appeal, and you’ll be helping to support patients and their families at Bristol Children’s Hospital. 

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Gregor Heating reach £10,000 target!

Celebrating 30 years in business is already an exciting occasion, but for their anniversary year Gregor Heating really wanted to go all out! The local heating company, based in Warmley, set themselves the ambitious target of raising £10,000 for The Grand Appeal as their Charity of the Year.

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New exhibition now open!

Our new Paint Your Own exhibition is now open! Come along to our flagship store at The Mall at Cribbs Causeway, Bristol, to see dozens of cracking Gromit and Shaun figurines, painted by the public. The exhibition is free to enter, though donations are welcome, and runs until Sunday 12th March. Visitors will also have the chance to WIN a bespoke Shaun the Sheep sculpture in our new competition, running until 28th February. Get the full details here.

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Bob finishes year of half marathons!

After Bob Smith's daughter Autumn received life-saving care at Bristol Children's Hospital, Bob set out to run a half marathon every single week in 2016 to raise funds and say thank you. On New Year's Eve Bob finally completed his year-long challenge and is now celebrating raising an amazing £15,000 for The Grand Appeal! Read on to discover his story.

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