About the Charity

Founded in 1992, The Pied Piper Appeal is the leading children's charity in Gloucestershire. Our mission is to make a difference to the lives of sick and disabled children in the county.
We do this in four main ways: Funding the Children’s Centre at Gloucestershire Royal Hospital and other county hospitals, Supporting all of the SEND Schools in Gloucestershire with equipment and resources, Sending children with life-limiting illnesses and their families on Wish Holidays to make lasting memories and Improving children’s experiences at mental health facilities in the county.

Our History

In 1992 The Pied Piper Appeal was founded by Peter Hickman to raise money to fund a new children’s hospital for the county – which opened at Gloucestershire Royal Hospital in 2004.

Roger Head as Chairman of the Appeal then moved the charity into areas involving raising money to supply equipment for the special schools in the county.

Thanks to the generous people of Gloucestershire the charity has raised over £4 million to help local children.