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 28, 2018
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.
Mar 22, 2018
John James Court Manager Georgina Ferron and John James Bristol Foundation’s Chairman Joan Johnson with the fourth John James commemorative board. John James Court Retirement Housing opened in 1984 in Lockleaze, Bristol and is named after John James himself. The housing consists of 34 one bedroom flats, housing people aged 65 and upwards. The Foundation have supported John James Court for many years, with donations towards Christmas Parties, transport for residents to do their shopping, and paying for the WiFi in the building for all residents to access.
Mar 15, 2018
The British Red Cross helps people in crisis, whoever and wherever they are, as part of a global volunteer network, responding to conflicts, natural disasters and individual emergencies. British Red Cross help vulnerable people in the UK and abroad prepare for, withstand and recover from emergencies in their own communities. The Foundation awarded the British Red Cross £1,500 towards the First Call Service supporting older people within the City of Bristol. First Call service Bristol provides practical and emotional support over the phone and/or at home, from one-off telephone calls for advice and guidance, up to on-going visits at home.
Photo credit: Patrick Harrison/ BRC
A snapshot of recent activity at the Foundation...