We are delighted to announce that The Grand Appeal has raised £3.8 million to help transform the lives of sick children and babies at Bristol Children’s Hospital, following the success of our Gromit Unleashed public arts trail.
Our ground-breaking Gromit Unleashed project made a huge contribution to the £3.8 million raised, raising funds through the exhibition, auction, and merchandise sales as well as the app, raffle, online art auction and an array of community and corporate fundraising events. The amazing total was also reached by kind donations from our ongoing Grand Appeal fundraisers.
The Grand Appeal still needs your amazing support to raise an additional £1.2 million to help provide life-saving equipment and family facilities that the Hospital needs.
All the money raised will help us support the expansion of Bristol Children’s Hospital, where specialist children’s services − burns, neurosurgery, neuroscience and major trauma units − are moving from Frenchay Hospital to Bristol Children’s Hospital in 2014, meaning a sick child can receive all of their treatment in one place.
This includes providing state-of-the-art equipment − a pioneering intraoperative MRI scanner which will revolutionise neurosurgery treatment for babies and children; a Hybrid Cardiac Catheter Suite and Children’s Cancer Unit, as well as family facilities and an on-going programme of arts, music, education and play that will transform the hospital environment for children and their families at Bristol Children’s Hospital.
We can’t thank all our Gromit Unleashed fans and supporters enough for the life-changing difference you are making to patients at Bristol Children’s Hospital. Watch our fundraising film to see how the money raised will help sick children and babies.