Wallace & Gromit's Grand Appeal
As the Bristol Children’s Hospital Charity and the special care baby unit at St Michael’s Hospital, we’re there every step of the way for sick children and their families. From the moment a child arrives at the hospital, our support workers offer comfort and advice; we give parents and siblings a free, comforting place to stay; provide daily music therapy sessions and arts and play activities; and fund the pioneering equipment and research that save lives.
But that’s not all - we do more than you think, working across the fundraising, retail, commercial, and operations and services industries. We also run the most successful charity arts trails in the world through Gromit Unleashed, engaging fans in Bristol, the UK, and around the world with truly innovative fundraising events. Whether we are delivering life-changing projects or creating new fundraising concepts, we are constantly developing creative ways to raise more money to help more children.
Wallace & Gromit's Grand Appeal has raised over £31 million since 1995 in support of sick babies and children at Bristol Children's Hospital and the Special Care Baby Unit at St Michael's Hospital providing life-saving equipment, patient activities, new services and family accommodation.
The Appeal runs Cots for Tots House, a 12 bedded family accommodation facility for the parents of critically ill babies treated in the Special Care Baby Unit. Bristol Children's Hospital is one of the UK's leading children's hospitals treating patients from across the South West, South Wales and beyond with life-threatening illnesses and serves as the paediatric intensive care centre for the whole South West region. The hospital is an international, national and regional specialist centre of excellence for a range of services including neurosurgery, burns, cardiac, leukaemia and bone marrow transplants.