Bristol Giving Day 2020
COVID 19 has changed our lives. Everyone and every organisation has been forced to adapt, but the costs are not equally shared. However, many incredible charities in Bristol have worked to reduce suffering across Bristol’s communities.
At Bristol Giving Day, we had to adapt too, meaning that we were not run a day of fun activities. We celebrated the achievements of our City’s amazing talent and get-up-and-go, with an online event on 14.10.2020
Life-changing support These are quotes from carers of disabled children... “For me, this group makes a huge difference to my life; I’m a single parent and I have no family nearby to help me. I have confidence now for Y to go to the Saturday respite group knowing...
“I struggled with low self-esteem throughout my teenage years and participating in the scheme has vastly improved this; doing activities that were out of my comfort zone, and achievements I previously though I was incapable of. All of these new experiences have helped me to determine what I want to do in the future.”
“The night before one of our activity sessions, there was a misunderstanding with the police which resulted in a young person being arrested.”
“I was depressed and I knew I needed to change my life. I had tried to kill myself and I knew I needed to find something to motivate myself.”
Evie experienced mental health difficulties and anxiety growing up, which meant missing school and exams.
Every year Up Our Street organises a Thank You awards for local people to recognise the actions of individuals that make a difference where they live.
Every 22 minutes in the UK a child experiences the death of a parent or sibling.
“I found myself in a situation caused by the benefit system that was imposed on me and in a financial situation whereby even looking after myself and the basics of having food were incredibly difficult, this has absolutely kept us fed and alive if I’m being completely honest with you.”
“As a younger child, he had always had many friends, but now at this age, he did not seem to have any…”
MA is a 16 year old young man who was referred to Bristol Horn Youth Concern by his mother because he had developed a very negative frame of mind.
There is a 9.3-year gap in life expectancy between those living in the poorest and those living in the wealthiest wards in Bristol.
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Arriving in a new city, in a new country, and learning a new language are just three of the challenges Siddiq and Sabir faced when they arrived in Bristol. A grant we made to Bristol Hospitality Network for £14,500 through a New Beginnings grant helped them provide welcome centres for Siddiq, Sabir and their fellow asylum seekers and refugees in Bristol.
Thanks to a grant through us Age UK Bristol were able to offer this local older person some support to get through a crisis period.
Throughout the last year we’ve been reporting to you that needs across society were growing and becoming more complex and we are so grateful to all of you who responded…