On 22nd June 2017, 99 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 "My Fair Lady", followed by a sing-a-long. The day ended with a raffle for each table. Tickets for BLOC's "My Fair Lady", were included in the raffle. It was a thoroughly enjoyable afternoon.
Jul 26, 2017
Jul 26, 2017
The Marmalade Trust is a Bristol based charity dedicated to tackling loneliness and social isolation in the older and vulnerable members of our society. Marmalade Trust's activities so far are focused on providing free Christmas Day lunches for lonely and isolated people. The Foundation recently awarded £2,500 towards non-salary costs associated with Marmalade Trust's new Community Buddy Scheme. The Buddy scheme will support them to reconnect with their community, participate in activities and develop friendships.
Jun 28, 2017
Imperial Bowls Club founded in 1906 is set within South Bristol Sports Centre. They have 40-50 members, with an average age of 60 years. Membership is open to anyone and they offer free weekly coaching sessions during the summer season. The Bowling Green was recently relocated next to a football pitch, and footballs were regularly kicked over the fence; one bowler was struck and knocked out by a football. The Foundation recently granted Imperial Bowls Club £3,770 to buy and install a ball stopping net so bowlers are able to play in safety. Everyone at the club was extremely delighted to receive this grant and the pictures show the new netting around the green.
Mar 24, 2017
Shelter was set up in 1966 in response to a public outcry over the slum conditions endured by millions. In the 50 years since, they have helped millions of people keep, find or improve their homes, and brought about changes in the law to help many more. The Foundation recently awarded £1,930 towards the face-to-face advice and legal support work Shelter delivers from its central Bristol office.
Mar 23, 2017
MHA is an award-winning charity providing care, accommodation and support to older people throughout Britain. MHA have provided free music therapy for individuals with moderate to severe dementia in their care homes since 2008. Music therapy sessions include one to one sessions as well as group therapy to help reduce feelings of isolation, depression, anxiety and agitation. The Foundation recently awarded £2,880 towards the cost of funding weekly group music sessions for the residents of MHA’s Horfield Lodge Care Home in Bristol for the next year.
A snapshot of recent activity at the Foundation.