The Grand Appeal is governed by a knowledgeable Board of Trustees, and led by our Director and Senior Management Team, who are supported by a dedicated team of staff carrying out the day-to-day activities of the charity.
Nicola co-founded The Grand Appeal and leads the award-winning charity across multiple brands, developing new initiatives to fund pioneering facilities at Bristol Children’s Hospital to keep it at the forefront of paediatric care in the UK.
Anna manages the financial, administrative and operational aspects of the charity and has been with The Grand Appeal since 1994. Anna is instrumental in delivering Hospital projects, including the £5.5 million expansion of the children’s hospital.
Head of Communications & Digital
Lauren oversees the marketing strategy for the charity, including digital communications, and is responsible for multiple brands across the charity, working with partners including Aardman Animations, Disney Pixar, and Cath Kidston.
Corporate Partnerships Manager
Helen leads on our corporate partnerships and sponsorship programmes, including charity of the year partnerships and cause related marketing. Helen plays a key role in large scale projects including Shaun in the City and Gromit Unleashed.
Community & Events Fundraising Manager
With over 12 years fundraising experience, Suzanne leads on our public fundraising programmes, overseeing community and events fundraising across Bristol and the South West.
Major Gifts & Philanthropy Manager
Sarah leads on our major gifts and philanthropy, building rewarding relationships with grant-making trusts and individuals from Bristol, Bath, the South West and throughout the UK.
Angie has worked at Aardman since 2000 and has been involved with The Grand Appeal throughout this time.
Co-Founder and Creative Director, Aardman Animations. Read about Pete's most recent involvement in the charity here
Simon is a Sustainability & Strategy Development Consultant and has been on The Grand Appeal board for twenty years.
Chairman of Trustees
Jos is Chairman of our Trustees, a Partner at Veale Wasborough Vizards, and has been on The Grand Appeal board for over 5 years.
Editor, Bristol Post. Read Mike's emotive account of why he chose to become a trustee of The Grand Appeal here
Creator of Wallace & Gromit, Aardman Animations. See Nick talk about his involvement in Gromit Unleashed here