Bringing hope closer to home

With your support we’re going to build a research centre at the heart of Bristol Royal Hospital for Children - the South West’s leading specialist children’s hospital. A home from home space which will save lives, transform treatments and reveal research that provides cures for conditions including for children not even born yet.


Imagine if your only hope for your child was to travel hundreds of miles to try a new treatment

A poorly child rocks family life to its core and parents suddenly have to juggle a new ‘normal’, every hospital admission, often filled with worry, progress mixed with setbacks, endless updates to friends and family rallying around them. Imagine if your only hope for a cure for your child was to travel hundreds of miles to London, Birmingham or further afield every few weeks to try a new, innovative treatment. And to do that one of you would probably have to leave your job to have the time to stay with your child.

For some children there isn’t an alternative treatment choice for them. A research trial is their only hope. Their chance for a better future.


Families lives will be changed for the better with the new research centre

No child should miss out on a treatment that could save their life

Now imagine if, alongside those family and friends, an entire region rallied behind those families too and helped build a ground-breaking children’s research centre right here in Bristol. A place where children from all over the South West could join innovative treatment trials and families have hope their child has a healthier future. 


Treatment has changed life for HarrisonHarrison taking part in a cystic fibrosis clinical drug trial at Bristol Childrens Hospital

Harrison was diagnosed with Cystic Fibrosis at three weeks old. When he was eight his lung function dropped to just 70% and he became unwell. Two years after joining a revolutionary drug trial at Bristol Royal Children’s Hospital his lung function is 94% and he’s living an active and happy life.

That’s pretty incredible, right?

Watch the video and see the impact you'll be making for thousands more children like Harrison. 

This is hope. Right here, in Bristol.

Donate today and do great things for thousands of children just like Harrison. From Truro to Torquay, Bristol to Bridgewater, Gloucester to Great Torrington, Swansea to St David’s and everywhere in-between and beyond.



Why does Bristol need a childrens research centre?
Design concepts for the clinical research centre at Bristol Childrens Hospital South West Childrens Research Appeal
Meet the research team at Bristol Childrens Hospital Watch Harrisons story