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Sunday Volunteers Needed at Horfield Hospice Shop

Our local hospice charity is appealing for volunteers to help out at its shop in Horfield on Sundays. The St Peter’s Hospice shop on Gloucester Road is looking for people able to give up a…
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Bristol charity anticipates government thinking of Mental Health

As the government announces plans to transform attitudes to mental health, Home-Start Bristol’s new project aims to improve the emotional health of parents and children. Last year 83% of Bristol parents who felt isolated told…
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Help shape the future of the Stoke Park Estate

People in Bristol are being asked to help develop the long term future of Stoke Park. A consultation is currently underway to create a plan that will protect the park’s important historic and ecological features…
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HOSPICE GIVES BACK TO FESTIVE SUPPORTER

            One Bishopston resident enjoyed a very Merry Christmas after winning £5000 on a local charity raffle.   Helen Williams, an admin assistant for a physiotherapy clinic in Bishopston ,…
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Santas on the Run is back!

The annual Santas on the Run 2k fun run is back in Bristol on Sunday 11th December 2016. Grab your family, friends and colleagues (and dog!) and take part in this extraordinary dash across the…
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Local community project reaches the finals of the National Lottery Good Causes Award

Staff and volunteers at Life Cycle’s bike recycling scheme at Horfield prison are delighted to be recognised for their efforts.  Their Bike Back project has made it through to the finals of the environment category…
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Window Wanderland could get funding

                               A community project transforming homeowners’ front windows into works of art has made it to the finals of a national funding competition – and is calling for people to vote. Artist Lucy Reeves set up…
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Help local carers

Over 4,500 carers in Bristol and South Gloucestershire carry a Carers Emergency Card. The card is used in the event of the carer having an accident or emergency. This ensures that the person they look…
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Cinderella … but not as you know it

                     On Sunday 19th June touring opera company Tessitoura will perform a fresh take on one of Rossini’s most beloved operas - La Cenerentola, set against a picturesque outdoor backdrop.Witness a new retelling of old favourite…
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Bishop Road are getting Green Fingered!

Bishop Road Primary School are embarking on ambitious plans to improve their outdoor spaces by creating a nature garden, allotment classroom, orchard and wildflower area. The school is one of the largest in the south…
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It’s May and time for the Glos Rd Central Mayfest on Saturday 7 May

This extremely popular free community event is part of the Neighbourhood Partnership Festival Week and is a big day on our social calendar. Traders will be offering a range of activities and special sales outside…
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Lynne Fernandes Optometrist Wins Major Award

Local Optometrist, Lynne Fernandes, has been awarded with one of her industry’s biggest accolades. Lynne was presented with the ‘Optometrist of the Year’ trophy in the annual Optician Awards in the presence of over 500…
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Retinitis Pigmentosa charity would like your used stamps please

Retinitis Pigmentosa (RP) is a disease of the eye that leads to loss of vision and blindness. The Charity RP Fighting Blindness works hard to stimulate and fund cutting edge research to find a treatment…
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St Andrews Local Raises Money for Water Project in India

A couple of years ago, Bishopston Matters featured local man Andy Persson's seven day, seven marathon run down the Thames for charity, in which he raised money for a water project in the village of…
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More attractions confirmed for MayFest this Saturday 3rd May!

Lou Gray who makes the beautiful lights on sale at Room 212 is kindly loaning four maypoles to be used during the Gloucester Road Central MayFest event this Saturday. The amazing Ape Project will also…
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Local Church help people become savvy with their cash

Church to help people become savvy with their cash as households feel income squeeze. A church is set to run free sessions to help people in North Bristol get on top of their household finances.…
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Knutty Knitters Launch Xmas Cards for Charity

Knutty Knitters Launch Christmas Cards for St Peter's Hospice Last year Bristol was taken by storm by a group of self-proclaimed 'Knutty Knitters' who delighted the city with a tour of their life-sized ‘Knitivity’ scene.…
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Strictly Come Dancing...Bristol Style!

St Peter's Hospice is calling on Bristolians to put their best foot forward and support its brand new fundraising initiative - Strictly Come Dancing Bristol! The charity is looking for willing couples to sign up…
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Leap of Faith for the MS Centre

The West of England MS Therapy Centre (Reg. Charity No. 801155) is looking for willing volunteers to jump into Portishead Marina on September 14th, to be rescued by a Newfoundland Dog. The event, now in…
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Raise funds for MS and have lots of fun!

A massive charity absiel to help support the MS society is being held at The Eclipse Tower Cabot Circus in Bristol on Saturday 31 August. A huge 44m drop from the tallest building that a…
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Local charity goes over the edge to raise funds!

Home-Start Bristol - a local charity which provides support for families with young children has organised a sponsored abseil down the Avon Gorge on Saturday 29th June. Up to 50 supporters ranging from age 12…
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'The Noise' 2013 - Working Together in Bristol

It has been well reported that this city, like many others in the UK, is suffering because of cuts made in the provision of services to young people, and to the elderly – some of…
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Bristol Mayor to join Foodbank Trolley Push to help feed local people in crisis

On Tuesday 9th April 'Phil the trolley' will visit North Bristol as part of the first ever UK-wide 'Trolley Push' to help stop UK hunger. As growing numbers of people turn to foodbanks for emergency…
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Gloucester Rd WI Tea Party

Gloucester Rd WI are holding a secret tea party in Bishopston to raise money for their cookbook! Monday April 1st (Easter Monday) will see them open the doors to their pop up tea room for…
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Family Cycling Event at St Pauls Adventure Playground

Local charity Life Cycle UK will be running its second 'Family Cycling Event' at St Pauls Adventure Playground on Saturday 23rd March, midday to 4pm. The event aims to support families to cycle with their…
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Rise and Dance - Charity Dance Event

The Rise and Dance Charity Event takes place on Thursday 7th March 2013, 6pm to 8pm. You are invited to join in with two hours of soul-lifting dance performances and workshops with leading Bristol dancers…
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Local charity bike donation & sale event

Do you have an unused, unwanted or unloved bicycle you don't need anymore? Local charity Life Cycle UK is holding a Bicycle Donation Day at Horfield Prison this Tuesday 29th January, to collect unwanted bikes…
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Adult Cycle Training now free!

Local charity Life Cycle UK's highly successful cycle training programme for adults and children is now free. Thanks to extra funding from Bristol City Council, a one-to-one session with one of Life Cycle’s professional urban…
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Get January off to a healthy start with the Stadium Dash!

A local charity is urging Bristolians to get fit for the New Year while taking part in a new fundraising challenge. The Stadium Dash Challenge, set by St Peter's Hospice, is due to take place…
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Charity Art Auction

St Andrews resident Lizzie Coles founded the charity NEMO after her god-daughter was diagnosed with the rare but devastating genetic disorder known as Incontinentia Pigmenti (IP) throughout the UK and internationally. Lizzie has organised several…
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St Peter's Hospice Launches Annual Midnight Walk

Women from across Greater Bristol are being urged to 'Love Your Hospice' by enrolling on a fun, night time walk around the city. Called the St Peter's Hospice Midnight Walk the event is being organised…
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Raising Funds for East African Playgrounds

I was recently contacted by local resident Megan Thomas who is raising funds for the charity East African Playgrounds, she asked if I would post the following appeal... Dear Neighbours, I was first introduced to…
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Supporting women in Bristol - 25 years landmark for Womankind a local charity

On 25th November Womankind, Bristol Women's Therapy Centre will celebrate its 25th Anniversary. The charity was set up in 1986 and since that time has helped hundreds of women in Bristol to improve their mental…
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Bristol's First 'Department Store' Style Charity Shop Opens on the Gloucester Road

Bristol's first 'department store' style charity shop has opened its doors with circus performers marking the occasion. The St. Peter's Hospice shop on Gloucester Road is being billed as the city’s first mini ‘department store’…
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Please Join Me in a Scrumptious Cake Break to Help Raise Funds For MS

This month I hope you don't mind me using my role as editor of Bishopston Matters to share with you part of my family life, in particular relating to my father and his ongoing battle…
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Local Resident Launches NEMO Charity on the Gloucester Road

On Saturday 12th February, newly established charity NEMO launched their art exhibition on the Gloucester Road, to raise awareness of a rare but devastating genetic disorder known as Incontinentia Pigmenti (IP) throughout the UK and…
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