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Natalia's Third Walk of Love

Fundraising hero Natalia Spencer is lacing up her walking boots once again as she embarks on her third major fundraising 'Walk of Love', which will reflect the last journey her daughter Elizabeth took before tragically passing away in December 2015.

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Combatting dehydration in children

We are so excited to have teamed up with family-run business, Bradley’s Drinks, to help treat children suffering from dehydration at Bristol Children’s Hospital.

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Every penny counts thanks to The Entertainer and Pennies

This month thanks go to toy retailing giant, The Entertainer and Pennies, the digital charity box, who have together raised over £300,000 for The Grand Appeal.    Since 2011, customers shopping at The Entertainer stores across the South West region have been rounding up the cost of their purchases to the nearest pound using Pennies - the digital version of the traditional charity box, and donating the difference to us. By choosing to add on a little extra to their payments, customers have collectively made a huge difference to young patients at Bristol Children’s Hospital.

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Official Family Run Charity!

We're are absolutely over the moon to have been chosen as the official charity for the Simplyhealth Great Bristol Family Run for the third year in a row!   The Family Run takes places on Sunday 13th May, after thousands of keen runners have finished the Simplyhealth Great Bristol 10k.  Mums, dads and little ones aged three and above can walk or run this special mile together and make memories that will last a lifetime. We’re calling on runners – both big and small - to raise money for Bristol Children's Hospital's Emergency Department.

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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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