Bristol Giving Day 2019’s epic Bridges Challenge
Top ten take-outs from Bristol Giving Day
(in no particular order & courtesy of our amazing participants)
1. It’’s incredible what you can achieve in your lunch break.
“Here is our fab team who took on the rainy weather and ran and walked over 4 miles over Avonmouth Bridge and back on their lunch break!” (Bristol Port)
2.Metaphors give life meaning
+ every man (and his dog) likes going on walks
“Together, we crossed bridges to raise money. Rusty also acted as mascot for the walk and enjoyed taking part!” (element78 – home to BGD’s map-maker extraordinaire, Ed Evans!)
3. Weather happens…alongside amazing things
“Dreary weather cannot stop a fantastic atmosphere” (Bristol’s Lord Mayor)
“Despite the weather @BurgesSalmon was happy to be out supporting the launch of #BristolGivingDay and the @QuartetCF” (sponsor Burges Salmon)
4. Life’s all about connections…
”How a mathematical problem inspired a book that is now playing a part in raising money for 45 Bristol Causes through @QuartetCF’s Bristol Giving Day (Bristol 24/7)
5. Collaboration is key
The man behind the words – local author Jeff Lucas and Bristol Books were huge in making it happen.
Student buskers from Access Creative College went beyond the call of duty!
6. There’s strength in numbers
Outstanding membership support: Rotary, The Law Society, Business West, ICAEW, IoD, CVI, Destination Bristol, Bristol City Council, Bristol Civic Society, Sported South West, Tech4Good South West, Bristol Green Capital.
“Together we can make a difference to small local charities doing fantastic work in our City.” (Bristol Law Society)
“Inspiring morning with QuartetCF launching #BristolGivingDay talking about the Bridges Challenge taking place on 9 October 2019 to fundraise for 45 amazing charities.” (Bristol and West of England Initiative)
“Powerful interview/presentation by @PeachesTweets and Darren Lynch-Burton (ACE) talking about the opportunities and challenges facing so many of our young people. #Bristol needs to work together to create skills, jobs and homes for #Hope.” (Mayor Marvin Rees)
7. Size doesn’t matter when you’re a supporter
To mention a few…Kingfisher7 and Jelf teamed up to great effect. Greg Cooper was a star (on and off LinkedIn). Sawdays, Burleigh and Stride Treglown’s enthusiasm shone through. TLT’s participation on the day didn’t go un-noticed.
8. What’s the best excuse to get out of the office? Bristol Giving Day!
“Today, on #BristolGivingDay we’re getting out of the office to take part in the Bridges Challenge – to fundraise in aid of 45 local charities. Looking forward to seeing some of you around.” (ADLIB Recruitment)
9. Everyone loves a challenge
“Our PwC West team had a great time this morning crossing a grand total of 34 bridges in aid of #BristolGivingDay…not a bad effort considering there are just 11 more in #Bristol. And all for 45 fantastic local causes” (Sponsors PwC)
10. There’s something magical about learning and supporting others at the same time
“We’ve ticked off four bridges on the Bridges Challenge this morning, learning lots of interesting facts about the bridges from Jeff Lucas and hearing about some of the charities supported (Broadmead BID)
A big-hearted Bristol Giving THANK YOU from Quartet Community Foundation and the following 45 amazing local causes (in order of bridge number).
All Aboard Watersports, Self Injury Support, Full Circle@Docklands, Young Bristol, Jacari Bristol, Felix Road, Knowle West Health Association, Youth Moves, Kinergy, Autism Independence, Unique Voice, Bristol Drugs Project, Bristol Refugee Rights, Off The Record, Soundwell Music Therapy, The Matthew Tree Project, Grief Encounter, The Park, Up Our Street, Talo, Empire Fighting Chance, The Wheels Project Ltd, ACTA, ACE, Khaas, Bristol After Stroke, Lifeskills, Access Sport, North Bristol Advice Centre, Filwood Hope, Bluebell, Baby Bank Network, Bristol Horn Youth Concern, Changes Bristol, South Bristol Advice Services, My Future My Choice, Henacre Fund, Sea Mills Community Garden, Paul’s Place, FareShare South West, Southmead Project, Talking Money, Invisible Youth, Life Cycle UK, Bristol North West Foodbank
A day of right proper fun to spread generosity across Bristol. Fundraise with us to support 45 local community causes.
The power and positivity of Bristol Giving Day’s ‘Kick-Off’ event succeeded in clearing the heavens…
Kinergy are a specialist counselling charitable agency who support survivors of sexual abuse, sexual violence, or rape.
Laura’s first Training with the Champions session was spent in the car, which she refused to leave.