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1995

Grand beginnings...

Bristol Children's Hospital in the 1960s

The old Bristol Children's Hospital

The Grand Appeal is here! Founded in 1995, the charity aimed to fundraise for a new building for Bristol Children's Hospital to replace the 1866 Victorian building on St Michael's Hill. Animation legends Nick Park, Peter Lord and David Sproxton of Bristol's Aardman Animations allow The Grand Appeal to use Wallace & Gromit to spearhead the charity. The Grand Appeal celebrates with the first donation of £1 million from the Bristol-based John James Foundation.