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LIBOR grant funds pioneering new Babypod Trolley and Equipment

Thanks to money raised by you, together with funds from the Chancellor using LIBOR funds, we have been able to provide a brand new, pioneering Babypod trolley configured especially for transferring twins and accompanying equipment for the Neonatal Emergency Stabilisation and Transport (NEST) team.

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NICU nurse braves Bath Half for Cots for Tots

With the New Year upon us, it is no surprise that our fantastic fundraisers are ready for a brand new challenge to get their teeth into! And what better way to kick-start 2018 than by signing up for one of the most popular city centre events in the UK, the Bath Half Marathon! Dedicated NICU nurse, Lauren, is just one of the runners braving this year’s course in aid of Cots for Tots! We caught up with her recently to find out more about why she’s decided to dust off her running shoes to raise funds for the sick babies that she spends the majority of her week caring for.

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Thankful parents give back to Cots for Tots

When Julia was pregnant with Dolly, she had no idea of the traumatic birth that awaited her, nor the life threatening experience that her daughter would face. To thank the Special Care Baby Unit for saving her life, Dolly’s dad Kristen took on a half marathon with friends and raised thousands of pounds to support the purchase of a respiratory system which helps babies to breathe.

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Asado supports Cots for Tots

Having a baby in the Special Care Baby Unit is an extremely worrying and stressful experience and Asado’s owner Lucien and his family know this only too well. When Lucien and Jacquie were exchanging contracts and entering the final stages of opening burger joint, Asado earlier this year, their new-born Mylo was being treated in in St Michael’s Hospital. After a difficult birth, Mylo became poorly and suffered an infection. His bruises developed into a cyst meaning that he had to stay in the unit for a further eight days after delivery.

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Trail Characters Revealed!

Way back in February, we were delighted to announce that together with our friends at Aardman, we would be launching a brand new arts trail in Bristol next year.  Following the international success of our previous two trails, Shaun in the City and Gromit Unleashed, we were so excited to share this news with you all and we have blown away by your responses, with so many of you guessing which iconic Aardman character might feature.

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Cots for Tots Knitters Tea Party!

Last week we welcomed our wonderful knitters to Cots for Tots House for a tea party to thank the lovely supporters who avidly knit for us all year round, and we had a fantastic afternoon! The lovingly made blankets and baby clothing our knitters create are donated to babies on the ward, and any spare woollens are sold by our fantastic volunteer Emma who, when she isn’t working as a nurse on the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit, sells them on the stall she runs at St Michael’s Hospital - with all of the proceeds going to Cots for Tots.

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Dad takes on Nightrider for Cots for Tots

“Without Cots for Tots, we could be telling a very different story” On 1st July later this year, Cots for Tots cyclists will be taking to the streets of Bristol for the city’s Nightrider challenge, taking in the iconic sights of Bristol at night! 

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New arts trail planned for 2018 in Bristol

We are delighted to announce that, together with Aardman, we will be organising a new public arts trail to take place throughout Bristol and the surrounding area during the Summer of 2018. The trail will build on the runaway success of the previous 2 events; Gromit Unleashed and Shaun in the City. Both trails proved incredibly popular, raising over £6 million to support children in hospital and each bringing over 1.2 million people to Bristol.

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