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“…a place of possibility for everyone”

When Jenny (not real name) first arrived in Easton in the autumn of last year, she had no English and we knew very little about her. We suspected Jenny was not at school or registered with any statutory organisation in the area.  One of our young playworkers who has a great relationship with Jenny was able to help us build a picture of home life and sibling relations. In spring we contacted the Education Welfare Officer and started the process of getting Jenny allocated to a local school. Through continuous support we have watched Jenny grow, her English is now in fluent sentences and we have noted emotional growth and a marked increase in her confidence. In September she arrived at the playground in uniform after school and was chatting with us and classmates about what they thought of their teacher. With Jenny in the school system she is now ‘visible’, she is learning to write in English, and she is developing peer relationships that she did not have access to while she was at home. To many parents and professionals Jenny’s progression might sound unremarkable, but for this young person and others like her, these are significant milestones.

Find out more about Felix Road by exploring the Temple District Route on Bristol Giving Day – The Bridges Challenge.

We’re infinitely grateful to our Sponsors:

Burges Salmon
Price Waterhouse Coopers

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 will join together businesses and local community causes to spread generosity across the city. One day in the year to inspire extra charitable giving and right proper fun to make a big difference to lots of local causes. Organised by Quartet Community Foundation with the support of the Bristol business community, Bristol Giving Day will be vibrant and inspiring as we join together to love our city.

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