2019 – Wallace and Gromit’s Grand Appeal

In May 2019, Wasps Legends Charity Foundation gifted a grant of £2,500 to Wallace and Gromit’s Grand Appeal, the Bristol Children’s Hospital Charity. Peter Scrivener nominated the charity.

We are happy to announce, despite the setback of Covid, that the funding has been used to support Bristol Children’s Hospital’s Palliative Care and Bereavement Support team.

The Palliative Care and Bereavement Support team provide emotional support for families going through the most challenging time of their lives. The team does a fantastic job supporting and caring for children facing life-threatening or life-limiting illnesses.

 

Ellie Lawrence from The Grand Appeal said:

‘The Rainbow Room is an important part of the bereavement service provided at the Hospital, offering families a calm and peaceful place to spend precious moments with their child or together as a family in the immediate bereavement period. ‘

 

With the grant, Bristol Children’s Hospital could refurbish the corridor and entrance to the Rainbow Room. They were also able to add an art installation. As pictured below, the art installation has created a sensitive visual surrounding that is both comforting and appropriate for families making their complex journeys to and from the Rainbow Room.

Before the renovation

After the renovation

 

After the renovation

At Wasps Legends, we are proud to have helped fund the renovations and art installation. We can see the importance of this renovation and its impact.

A final word from Ellie at The Grand Appeal:

‘Parents and families often tell us that it can be the smallest details of their child’s end-of-life care that have some of the most profound and lasting impacts. We hope this renovation, made possible by the Foundation’s generous gift, will make a tangible difference to bereaved families and the support they receive as they come to terms with the devastating loss of their child.’

For further information, please visit their website: https://www.grandappeal.org.uk/.

By Ollie N’Jie