The very first Bristol Giving Day – 10 October 2018
A high energy breakfast launch in early September saw the coming together of businesses, charities and the public sector to address Bristol’s needs.
Described by Mayor Marvin Rees as a “powerful morning”, the Mayor spoke passionately of the challenges facing our city – challenges which the Bristol Giving Day initiative is addressing. James Durie (Director of Bristol Chamber of Commerce & Initiative), Sue Turner (Quartet Community Foundation CEO) and Lizzie Bond, (CEO of local charity Changing Tunes) showed how business can use Bristol Giving Day to promote engagement for their employees and support local charities, community and voluntary groups.
October 10 is the day that Bristol businesses will show their “generocity”, engaging in all manner of activities from intellectual quizzes to energetic physical challenges, whilst raising funds for small local good causes and charities. The audience enthusiastically discussed what they could do on Bristol Giving Day – but the infamous bath of beans was vetoed as a waste of good food!
Despite the good humour and fun focus of the morning launch, the underlying seriousness wasn’t neglected. One of the challenges Sue Turner highlighted was the reality that 90% of charitable donations go to the 7% largest charities. “Our local charities, community and voluntary groups are hugely important to making our City a better place for everyone here. These groups need support to enable them to keep helping others; businesses want to help but find it very difficult to locate the local causes to give to. Through Bristol Giving Day we can bridge this gap”, Sue said. “Quartet Community Foundation reaches deep into all parts of our community.”
Bristol Giving Day is endorsed by the High Sheriff, Lord Lieutenant and Metro Mayor, supported by Bristol’s superb membership organisations and sponsored by The Bank of Ireland UK, Burges Salmon, Unite Students.
Bristol Giving Day will add to the City’s history and future generocity.
Thank you to all our amazing supporters…
CBI, Business West, Triodos Bank, Bristol Su, Bristol media, Bristol Law Society, IoD, ICAEW, Destination Bristol, Burges Salmon, UWE Bristol, Unite Students, Bank of Ireland, and everyone who took part on the day.
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Local businesses scale new heights for Bristol Giving Day On the first ever Bristol Giving Day on Wednesday 10 October 2018 dozens of businesses across the city took part in fundraising activities. The event, coordinated by Quartet Community Foundation, encouraged...
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Bristol Giving Day was launched this week to great acclaim as Quartet Community Foundation brought businesses, charities and the public sector together to address Bristol’s needs.
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Quartet Community Foundation brings together people who want to help the local community with projects that make a real difference. Our main focus at Quartet Community Foundation is to change people’s lives for the better across the West of England. We are part of a national network of 46 quality accredited Community Foundations that match those who want to give money locally with those organisations and charities working to improve local communities.
Bristol Giving Day joins together businesses and local community causes to spread generosity across the city. One day in the year we strive to inspire extra charitable giving and right proper fun to make a big difference to local causes. Organised by Quartet Community Foundation with the support of the Bristol business community, Bristol Giving Day calls proud Bristolians to join together to love our city.