Bristol's leading institutions, pioneering technology companies and engineering firms coming together to enable world’s most innovative fund-raising project.

Bristol, 17 November 2017 - The award-winning Grand Appeal art trails, featuring giant sculptures of Aardman's popular characters, will return to Bristol on Monday 2nd July until Sunday September 2nd 2018 featuring Wallace, Gromit, and Feathers McGraw to help raise money for Bristol Children’s Hospital and the Special Care Baby Unit at St Michael’s Hospital. Creditcall, Renishaw, Rolls-Royce and the University of Bristol will provide their know-how to create a truly unique, unprecedented, and trailblazing fund-raising event.

When we started planning Gromit Unleashed 2 we knew we wanted to build on the international success of our previous trails and take next year’s to exciting, unprecedented places. We’re looking forward to working with Creditcall and its fellow ‘trailblazers’ to bring our ambitious vision to life.” - Nicola Masters, Director of The Grand Appeal

Over the past decade, the UK’s South West has become a thriving and fast-growing technology, art, and music hub, a great place to live with an outstanding talent pool of engineers and software developers thanks to leading universities including the University of Bristol and University of West England (UWE). These diverse and unlikely businesses will turn the Grand Appeal 2018 Arts Trail into the world’s most innovative and unusual fund-raising event.

Nicola Masters, Director of The Grand Appeal said:When we started planning Gromit Unleashed 2 we knew we wanted to build on the international success of our previous trails and take next year’s to exciting, unprecedented places. We’re looking forward to working with Creditcall and its fellow ‘trailblazers’ to bring our ambitious vision to life.”

“We are thrilled to provide our expertise and work closely with Renishaw, Rolls-Royce and the University of Bristol to help the 2018 Grand Appeal Arts Trail to raise money for Bristol Children’s Hospital and the Special Care Baby Unit at St Michael’s Hospital in the most creative, fun, efficient, and secure way” said Jeremy Gumbley, CTO at Creditcall.

“With a lot of avid fans of the Aardman characters amongst our own staff, who have also enjoyed the previous Gromit Unleashed and Shaun in the City trails in Bristol, many have experienced the outstanding medical care and support of both Bristol hospitals. We are very proud to do our part to ensure this amazing world leading service can continue for those who need it.”

The award-winning charity has raised over £50 million to save lives and support sick children and their families at Bristol Children’s Hospital since 1995. Funds raised have helped, and are helping, patients and their families in the hospital to have access to the best medical care, pioneering equipment, expert doctors and nurses, family accommodation and patient activities.

To find out more about limited sponsorship opportunities, visit www.gromitunleashed.org.uk/sponsors and to donate please visit https://www.grandappeal.org.uk/donate.

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About The Grand Appeal, Bristol Children’s Hospital Charity
The award-winning charity has raised over £50 million to save lives and support sick children and their families at Bristol Children’s Hospital since 1995.

The funds we raise has helped and is helping, patients and their families in the hospital to have access to the best medical care, pioneering equipment, expert doctors and nurses, family accommodation and patient activities possible.

Bristol children’s hospital is one of the UK’s leading children’s hospitals treating over 100,000 patients every year from Bristol, the South West of England, and South Wales and beyond. The hospital is an international, national and regional specialist centre of excellence for a range of services including neurosurgery, burns, cardiac, leukaemia and bone marrow transplants.

The charity pioneered character-led sculpture trails to international acclaim with Gromit Unleashed and Shaun in the City and runs a truly unique charity shop and online retail store at www.wallaceandgromitcharityshop.org.uk.

For more information visit www.grandappeal.org.uk, @thegrandappeal, Facebook.com/TheGrandAppeal

About Creditcall
You've probably used our software when booking a train ticket, paying for parking or ordering a burger - without realising it! Founded in 1996 with offices in Bristol and New York, Creditcall develops the most trusted payment software for mobile, online, and in-store payments that is relied on and used by millions of people worldwide, 24 hours a day, 365 days a year. From retail and hospitality, to parking, vending, transportation or charity applications, our omni-channel Payment Gateway and EMV Kernels ensure businesses can take payments worth billions, securely and reliably.

For more information please visit www.creditcall.com or follow us on Twitter @creditcall.

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