About Us


Established in 1995, Wallace & Gromit’s Grand Appeal has raised £50 million to support sick children and their families in Bristol Children’s Hospital.

In partnership with Aardman Animations who generously allow the charity to use the multi-Academy Award® winning characters Wallace & Gromit to spearhead our work, The Grand Appeal fundraises for life-saving equipment and ground-breaking medical facilities as well as providing accommodation, and support for families and patients.

Bristol Children’s Hospital is one of the UK’s leading children’s hospitals treating over 100,000 patients every year with life-threatening illnesses from Bristol, the South West of England, South Wales and beyond.  The Hospital covers the largest geographical area of any children’s hospital in England, and serves the whole area with the only dedicated Paediatric Intensive Care Unit and Major Trauma Unit.

Our dedicated appeal to support the South West region’s only Neonatal Intensive Care Unit at St Michael’s Hospital in Bristol. Cots for Tots raises funds for equipment, comforts and facilities for the sickest babies in the region, and their families who are transferred to Bristol for life-saving care.  

Cots for Tots operates Cots for Tots House, the dedicated 12 bed Family Accommodation facility for parents, and families of babies in the intensive care unit in Bristol.  

The Neonatal Intensive Care Unit at St Michael’s Hospital (also known as the Special Care Baby Unit) is a quaternary unit, equipped to provide surgery and care for the most serious and complex conditions in premature and critically ill babies.  The Unit is at the heart of ground-breaking research into cooling which is used throughout the world to help save the lives of seriously ill babies.

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