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Gromit Unleashed 2 Locations Revealed

Calling all trail fans! The countdown is well and truly on, and with less than two months to go, we are so excited to announce the full list of sponsors and locations which will be home our incredible sculptures of Wallace, Gromit and Feathers McGraw this summer.

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Clare and Damien cycle for Phoenix

‘Bristol Children’s Hospital saved Phoenix’s life and for that, I will be forever in their debt. The Land’s End to Bristol ride will be an exceptional challenge for Damien and I, but one that I am so proud to do for the wonderful staff here who have kept us positive even on our darkest of days. We just can’t thank them enough but we CAN get on our bikes and raise money to help other children like Phoenix’ Clare and Damien’s son Phoenix was born with a condition called Hypoplastic Left Heart Syndrome, a congenital heart disease affecting 1 in 5000 babies each year.

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Education Umbrella gets running!

With the days getting longer and the weather getting that little bit warmer, we are one step closer to one of our favourite events of the year: The Great Bristol Family Run! This year, the energetic crowd from Bristol-based book retailer, Education Umbrella, is gearing up for the start line on Sunday 13th May.

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Paul’s House Family Accommodation Opens!

We are delighted to announce that our new family accommodation, Paul’s House, will be opening its doors this week, welcoming the first families of critical care patients at Bristol Children’s Hospital.  Located just opposite the hospital on Upper Maudlin Street, the house features eight en-suite bedrooms over three floors. It also has two communal kitchens and a laundry room, providing parents and families with a free, private and comfortable home-from-home just moments away from their child at Bristol Children’s Hospital.   

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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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