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31 August 2017

Doctors swim the Channel!

Channel swim

In less than a week's time, a team of six doctors and surgeons from Bristol Royal Hospital for Children will battle 21 miles of tidal water, waves and strong currents, as they swim the English Channel to raise money for The Grand Appeal. The team have spent the last year training, with the aim of raising £10,000 to create a specialist bereavement cubicle within PICU, to give families a much needed private space to say goodbye to their children.

The team have reached their halfway target and need your donations to reach their goal! "Every pound pledged makes us more determined to swim the channel, and fund a project at the hospital that will make such a difference to families going through a truly awful time in their lives."

We want to give a huge #TeamGrandAppeal thank you to Andy, James, Janet, Laura, Mike and Nick for their dedication to this mammoth challenge, and wish them all luck as they brave the cold English waters!

Donate today at

Track the team's progress live on Monday 4th September at