On 26th July 2018, elderly Bristol citizens joined the Foundation at The Bristol Hotel for an afternoon tea. The afternoon consisted of good food and members from BLOC Productions sang songs from their upcoming show "Chitty Chitty Bang Bang", followed by a sing-a-long. The day ended with a raffle for each table. Tickets for BLOC's "Chitty Chitty Bang Bang", were included in the raffle. It was a thoroughly enjoyable afternoon.
Aug 02, 2018
Jul 05, 2018
The Criminal mastermind penguin is on the loose again and the dynamic duo is out to track him down! Gromit is raring to go, but Wallace can’t resist having a nice sit down to soak up the scenery, and enjoy a lovely cup of tea at every opportunity. The Gromit Unleashed 2 trail will feature 67 sculptures and will take visitors across the City and surrounding areas, whilst raising money for Bristol Children’s Hospital charity, The Grand Appeal. The John James Bristol Foundation is pleased to announce they have sponsored The Emperor sculpture in the Gromit Unleashed 2 trail. The Emperor is designed by artist, Natalie Guy and will be located at the Podium Broadmead. The trail started on Monday 2nd July and will run until Sunday 2nd September.
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Jun 28, 2018
The Police Community Clubs of Great Britain (PCCGB) was founded by four Metropolitan Officers in 2000 with the initial idea of using boxing clubs to provide young people with a safe alternative to roaming the streets. Last year over 450,000 children were bullied in school. In response to this, the PCCGB engaged in a national initiative to ensure children between the ages of 7 and 11 are educated about the dangers of bullying and vandalism. This program was developed to support teachers and parents in addressing important issues. The PCCGB have also designed a 56 page young person’s self help guide called ‘Barney and Echo - a friendship made.’ The Foundation recently awarded £2,100 to provide an Anti-Bullying safety programme in 3 primary schools in the City of Bristol.
Jun 27, 2018
acta is a community theatre based in Bedminster Bristol, engaging vulnerable and socially isolated people from all generations. acta run free and easy to access workshops including weekly drama and visual arts sessions, a community choir and affordable theatre performances made by and for the community. Making Time is a weekly social group where local isolated older people come together for a hot lunch, friendly faces and creative arts sessions. The Foundation recently awarded £3,456 to cover the cost of delivering the hot meals at the Making Time sessions for the year.
Photo credit for pictures above: Kathryn Hopkins
Jun 20, 2018
Go Kids Go! is a small national charity providing free wheelchair skills training for young wheelchair users and their families across the UK. The Go Kids Go! highly skilled team run a combination of wheelchair skills workshops, awareness training and professional training days every year. The Foundation awarded Go Kids Go! £1,800 to deliver a wheelchair skills workshop to benefit the children who live in the City of Bristol. The workshop is planned for Sunday 8th July 2018 at St Bede’s Catholic College in the sports hall.
A snapshot of recent activity at the Foundation...