Bristol-based game developer Auroch Digital has successfully raised £3,825 for Bristol Royal Hospital for Children’s Sunflower Ward.

Auroch Digital is an independent game development and consultancy studio. They work on original titles, partnerships, and work-for-hire projects, specialising in strategy and digital tabletop games, working with the likes of Games Workshop and Ndemic Creations.

The studio has been a proud patron of Sunflower Ward – which cares for children who have suffered a brain injury – since late 2021, and put their agility and strength to the test this summer at Tough Mudder to raise crucial funds for The Grand Appeal.

“It’s been amazing for the team to see the impact raising funds for their facility looks like”

The Grand Appeal is the dedicated charity for Bristol Children’s Hospital. The charity works alongside doctors, nurses and specialist staff to ensure that every sick child has access to the best possible care when they need it most by funding everything from accommodation for families, state-of-the-art equipment, medical research and art, music and play therapies.

To celebrate their fundraising for The Grand Appeal, the Auroch Digital team were invited to visit the ward and its patients. They had a great time meeting Mae, one of Sunflower Ward’s patients, and hearing all about her favourite video games.

Jemima Crow, Communications Director at Auroch Digital, tells us, “Everyone at Auroch Digital is so proud to support Sunflower Ward, and it’s been amazing for the team to see the impact raising funds for their facility looks like. We aren’t a sporty bunch, but doing Tough Mudder was a great opportunity for us to come together as a team, and seeing our fundraising total soar made all the mud, sweat and tears worth it!”

As part of its patronage, Auroch Digital has also worked closely with The Grand Appeal to donate items from its Amazon Wishlist to play a small part in brightening the day of patients staying on the ward.

Sunflower Ward is the neurorehabilitation ward at Bristol Royal Hospital for Children. They see patients for both short- and long-term rehabilitation programmes and their admissions come from across the South West region and are made up of referrals, planned admissions, and transfers from other wards. There are eight beds made up of four cubicles and a four bedded bay. Patients are seen from ages 0 to 16+.