Just grand Gromit! Fundraisers reach charity target

September 12 2018
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A team of fundraisers are celebrating having reached their target of raising £20,000 for The Grand Appeal.

Sarah Hitchings from Yate and her father Jerry Milner, together with local business CAMB Machine Knives, have been supporting The Grand Appeal since 2011 and plan to continue their efforts. 

Sarah said: “We have supported The Grand Appeal for seven years and they are an amazing charity who support Bristol Children’s Hospital. The hospital provide an outstanding level of care not only to the local area, South West but also further afield.”

The team have sponsored three trails in all. Having previously supported Sir Gromit of Bristol and Shaunus Romanus, this year they have sponsored Wallace as Rocket Man as part of the Gromit Unleashed trail. Wallace is positioned outside the Bristol Children’s Hospital and has a contactless donation point by him. All monies received from that and his auction will go to the Neurology department at the hospital. 

Sarah said: “We have made some great friends and memories along the way but our greatest satisfaction is how we have contributed to the community. We would like to say a huge thank you to everyone who has helped us to reach this amazing amount, it is greatly appreciated.”

CAMB Machine Knives are also part sponsors of Amazing Grace in Chipping Sodbury High Street.