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Bristol Energy has the fundraising power!

We’re delighted that Bristol Energy has chosen to support The Grand Appeal this year, by pledging up to £30 every time someone switches to Bristol Energy using the quote “GrandApp1”. Bristol Energy is a local, independent energy supplier owned by Bristol City council, and their profits are reinvested back into the city, supporting local communities.

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Stormy Knight Cards

We love Stormy Knight's amazing range of children's birthday cards!   Available online, the age range cards feature ten sweet animal illustrations and 10% of profits will be donated to The Grand Appeal, helping to support the sick children and babies treated at Bristol Children's Hospital.

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Zero Fox Little Warriors

“This is our way of supporting all ‘Little Warriors’ in the hospital” When ZERO FOX co-founders Becky and Rob found that they couldn’t find edgy children’s wear for their daughter, they used their creative skills to create their own brand. After the launch of their company, they wanted give back to the community and are supporting us through the sale of their new ‘Little Warrior’ t-shirts. The charity is close to Becky and Rob’s hearts as their daughter Autumn Fox was treated in the Hospital when she was just 3 weeks old.

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Doctors Swim the Channel

In less than a week’s time, a team of six doctors and surgeons from Bristol children’s hospital will battle 21 miles of tidal water, waves and strong currents, as they swim the English Channel to raise money for The Grand Appeal. The team have spent the last year training, with the aim of raising £10,000 to create a specialist bereavement cubicle within PICU, to give families a much needed private space to say goodbye to their children.

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Kate's epic Iceland Trek!

Our Community Fundraiser Kate is embarking on an incredible 6 day trekking challenge in Iceland, and we wish her all the luck in the world! Kate has worked at The Grand Appeal for the past year, and is a familiar face to our supporters in the community, helping people make the most of their fundraising and supporting their challenges. Kate is trekking 60 miles in just 6 days and below she explains why she decided to fundraise: 

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Billington gives back in honour of Bailey

We are delighted to have the support of Billington Structures in Yate, who have raised a cracking £750 for the Oncology Ward at Bristol Children’s Hospital from their annual hog roast and raffle afternoon. The event is organised as a thank you to staff for all their hard work and also includes charity giving. This year’s event, however, meant so much more to factory supervisor Lee Cooper.

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Morrisons Foundation donates £170,000

We are thrilled to receive the support of the Morrisons Foundation for our home from home appeal, with an incredible donation of £179,300, bringing us one step closer to opening the doors on our new family accommodation house. This donation will support the reconfiguration and refurbishment of the house, where building has begun, situated across the road from the children’s hospital.

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New Appeal launches with Morph!

We were proud to announce our next major fundraising project last night for the Emergency Department at Bristol children’s hospital, at the launch of the Morph: Still Naughty at 40! Exhibition. Today we opened the doors of our new exhibition at the Gromit Unleashed Shop at The Mall at Cribbs Causeway, celebrating the iconic character’s 40th birthday with 20 unique sculptures, an interactive green screen, Make Your Own Morph and lots of other activities for the whole family to enjoy! 

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