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Our charities and fundraising

The work we do is supported through the dedication and hard work of a range of organisations. More information about our two main charities, Above and Beyond and The Grand Appeal can be found below, as well as details of other organisations which support the work of the Trust.

Above & Beyond 

A&B gold starsAbove & Beyond is the local charity that raises funds for Bristol's central hospitals. Each year, we invest some £3 million in projects that make a real difference to patients in our city. We fundraise to improve the hospital environment, fund innovative research, support and train hospital staff and provide state of the art equipment.  

Now we are setting ourselves a bigger challenge but we need everyone's help. Our Golden Gift Appeal is raising £6 million to transform the BRI and BHOC to help our hospitals do what they do so well even better.

Patients and their loved ones will benefit as the Appeal will help:

  • cancer patients - the Appeal will fund the SW's first dedicated new adult Bone Marrow Transplant Unit at the BHOC
  • patients needing life-saving and emergency medical care - money raised will go towards a world class monitoring system for intensive care patients. And the latest scanners for a new Medical Assessment Unit.
  • older patients - money raised by the Appeal will fund more welcoming spaces to make older patients' time in hospital as comfortable as possible. It will also fund individual rooms for end of life care. 

Every donation, big or small means that - together - we can give patients in the Bristol and the South West the gift of gold standard healthcare.Golden gift

To find out more about our work and the people that help us, visit our website and for the Golden Gift Appeal visit It's easy to make a donation online or you can send a cheque to Above & Beyond, The Abbots House, Blackfriars, Bristol, BS1 2NZ.

If you would like to fundraise or volunteer for Above & Beyond email or telephone 0117 927 7120. 

Wallace & Gromit's Grand Appeal (charity no 1043603)

Grand Appeal

As the Bristol Royal Hospital for Children's charity, Wallace & Gromit's Grand Appeal has announced a new fundraising campaign to support the expansion of the hospital. The Grand Appeal is raising over £3.5 million to provide state of the art equipment, family facilities and child-friendly artwork to provide the best possible facilities to help save the lives of babies and children from Bristol and around the South West and South Wales.

You can help us support sick babies and children at Bristol Royal Hospital for Children by supporting our appeal to provide pioneering new facilities for the hospital. By 2014 with the integration of burns, neurosurgery and major trauma from Frenchay Hospital and with new facilities funded by the Grand Appeal, the hospital will be at the forefront of medical care in the UK. The wonderful people at Icon Films have created a film which you can view by clicking on the image below. 

Grand Appeal film image

The Grand Appeal's new fundraising campaign is the latest in a long line of support for the hospital. Over the past 18 years, the appeal has raised around £20 million for Bristol Royal Hospital for Children to fund facilities that are not funded by the NHS.

To get involved, to fundraise, to leave a legacy or to donate to Bristol Royal Hospital for Children visit or call us on 0800 919649.


The Cots for Tots Appeal (charity no 1043603)Cots for Tots 

The Cots for Tots Appeal supports the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit at St Michael's Hospital and since 2007 has raised over £1.2 million to provide life-saving equipment, cots and new facilities for the South West region's specialist Neonatal Intensive Care Unit. 

The appeal has created Cots for Tots House - a new, dedicated 12 bed family accommodation unit - which the appeal offers free of charge to parents whose babies are treated at NICU.  As the St Michael's Hospital special care baby unit charity, The Cots for Tots Appeal continues to raise funds for equipment for special care babies and to fund pioneering new equipment to help save babies' lives.

To get involved, to fundraise, to leave a legacy or to donate to the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit, visit or call 0800 919 649. 

The Royal Hospital for Children Bristol Appeal ltd: Registered Charity No. 1043603
® Wallace & Gromit's Grand Appeal 2012 - ©/TM Aardman/Wallace & Gromit ltd 2012

The Guild oGuild of Friends logof Friends for the Bristol Royal Hospital for Children (charity no 1068523)

The Guild of Friends has been working to support the hospital since 1948. For many years it provided the main source of charitable funding for the hospital. The Guild consists of a small committee of volunteers which incurs only the most minimal of costs so that all monies donated to us go directly to benefit the children in the hospital. The aim of the charity is quite simply to support the welfare of the children in the care of the hospital. We work closely with the hospital management and staff to ensure that we provide the most effective help possible.

We give £1,000 every month to the social work department which provides subsistence support to families on low incomes whose children are undergoing treatment in the hospital. Families come to the hospital from all over the South West peninsular and the money we donate frequently goes to help with the costs of travel as well as meeting the cost of food and telephone calls.

We fund monthly visits from professional entertainers and magicians who bring fun and laughter to the wards. We support the play department which provides creative and educational activities for both patients and their siblings. On the request of the hospital we provide the money to buy specialist equipment which is urgently needed but which is beyond the current resources of the hospital.

For more information visit our website or call Voluntary Services at the Bristol Royal Hospital for Children on 0117 342 8874

Other organisations which help us and our patients

It's in the Bag (part of Above & Beyond)
League Of Friends Bristol Royal Infirmary
Telephone Voluntary Services: 0117 342 1530

Headstart - Bristol Oncology & Haematology Centre
Telephone Voluntary Services: 0117 342 1530

Radio Lollipop - Bristol Royal Hospital for Children
Telephone: 0117 342 8321

Bristol Hospital Radio Service
Friends of Bristol Eye Hospital
Telephone Voluntary Services: 0117 342 1530

Bosom Buddies
Telephone Voluntary Services: 0117 342 1530

Cardiac Support Group - Bristol Royal Infirmary
Telephone Voluntary Services: 0117 342 1530

Friends of Bristol Haematology and Oncology Centre
Telephone: 0117 342 3432

Martha Care,
caring for families caring for very sick chidren
          Telephone: 01458 833323

MS Multiple Sclerosis Society
Telephone Voluntary Services: 0117 342 1530

Royal Voluntary Services - UH Bristol
Telephone: 07714 898 563

Bristol & Southwest Children's Heart Circle - Bristol Children's Hospital
Telephone Voluntary Services: 0117 342 1530

Avon Ambulance - UH Bristol Voluntary Car Drivers
          Telephone: 0117 342 0276

Teenage Cancer Trust