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Stephen Merchant sports long, Wrong Trousers!

We're delighted that superstar Bristolian Stephen Merchant has joined Team Grand Appeal to support this year's Wrong Trousers Day! International comedy star, writer and actor Stephen Merchant kindly took time out from his busy filming schedule to don the cheesiest pair of  long, wrong trousers we could find, shot at the iconic Hippodrome venue, to encourage fellow Bristolians to get involved in The Grand Appeal’s annual fundraising event.  Stephen Merchant said:

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£30k raised at Great Bristol 10K & Family Run!

We had an amazing turnout on Sunday for the Simplyhealth Great Bristol 10k and Family Run, which we were delighted to be the official local charity for. We are so thankful to our wonderful team, with 190 10k runners, and 23 families taking part in the family run to support Bristol Children's Hospital and Special Care Baby Unit, we loved meeting you all. Thank you to each and every one of you, along with your amazing family and friends, who made the best cheerleaders!

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Botteginos' Grand Fundraising!

Botteginos hits £20,000 fundraising milestone for The Grand Appeal  The family-run Italian restaurant in Emersons Green, Botteginos, is celebrating raising £20,000 for The Grand Appeal, the Bristol Children’s Hospital Charity; a milestone that was accomplished in just four years through donations from the sale of breadsticks and olives at the restaurant, as well as a charity golf day held at Kendleshire Golf Club. 

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Team Sienna raises over £4,000!

“At one point our beautiful daughter was given just an hour to live, but the amazing doctors and nurses never gave up on her." Chippenham-based One 77 Mortgages is celebrating raising an incredible £4,248.13 for The Grand Appeal in 2016, after Directors Katie and Alastair McKee’s daughter Sienna, was diagnosed with a rare lung disease when she was just four months old.

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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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