Supporting Charities in the Local Community

Cribbs are delighted to announce their continued support for local charities over 2024. As a centre point of the community, Cribbs is aiming to support those who help so many in the local area.

The local charity that has been selected to receive support over the course of 2024 is St Peter's Hospice. This is a charity that is close to the hearts of many who work at and visit Cribbs on a daily basis.

Every year, St Peter's Hospice makes a difference to the lives of thousands of patients and their families when it matters most. Whether that is help managing pain, bereavement support or providing relief from symptoms, the hospice team works 24/7 to support individuals and families as they navigate the challenges of living with a life limiting illness. 

The charity will benefit from fundraising, Cribbs staff volunteer time and cash donations from the money thrown into the Cribbs central fountain.

Join us in supporting the charity as they kick off 2024 with two incredible challenge events: 

Tour de Bristol

Join St Peter's Hospice on 13 April for Bristol's biggest charity bike ride. Choose from 3 different routes - 40, 65 or 100km, take in the stunning scenery of Gloucestershire and enjoy a medal at the finishing line.

Read more and sign up here

The Rugby March

On 21 April, lace up your walking boots and choose between a 3 or 6 mile route through Bristol, before taking your seat in the stadium and soaking up the amazing match-day atmosphere watching Bristol Bears v Newcastle Falcons.

Buy tickets here


The Grand Appeal

Cribbs are proud supporters of The Grand Appeal, which helps patients and families at Bristol Children’s Hospital.

Gromit Unleashed

In 2014 Cribbs was a proud sponsor of The Gromit Unleashed campaign and hosted a public auction of specially designed Gromit sculptures, which raised £2.3 million for The Grand Appeal. Cribbs is also home to the Gromit Unleashed pop up store, which sells a fantastic range of Wallace & Gromit merchandise, Gromit Unleashed figurines and a cracking selection of gifts and memorabilia. All profits from sales of their merchandise go to Wallace & Gromit's Grand Appeal, the Bristol Children's Hospital Charity.

Shaun in the City

Following the runaway success of Gromit Unleashed, a 'baa-rilliant' public arts trail hit the streets of Bristol in 2015. Shaun in the City saw giant sculptures of Gromit's pal, Shaun the Sheep, popping up in new pastures to raise money for The Grand Appeal. Cribbs were proud to be a 'leader of the flock' sponsor for Shaun in the City.

Gromit Unleashed 2

The success of Gromit Unleashed and Shaun in the City continued in 2018 with Gromit Unleashed 2! Gromit is back, and this time he's brought his friend Wallace and arch nemesis, Feathers McGraw, with him! The Mall was proud to sponsor a special sculpture of Wallace as Star Trek's 'Spock' and also hosted two further sculptures, Gromit P. Sullivan and In-Cog-Nito, as part of the sculpture trail. Raising money for the Grand Appeal, the trail ran through summer 2018 and Cribbs then played host to the trail exhibition - 'The Greatest Dog Show On Earth 2' in September 2018. 

Schools and colleges

Cribbs has formed strong links with local schools and colleges through different initiatives and is proving to be a great venue for students undertaking project work in geography, tourism, and business studies. 

Schools and colleges can visit Cribbs and carry out surveys with customers. These visits must be arranged in advance. For more information, please contact us on 0117 915 5555. 

The future of Cribbs

When it opened in 1998 Cribbs promised to bring the best in national and international retail to the South West – and it succeeded. Retailing has changed significantly in recent years and we want to invest to enable the centre to develop, so it can continue to deliver on that promise for future generations.