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“Lisa was unable to cycle at the start…”

“One of the participants of the L’Dub BMX Club is an 8-year-old girl called Lisa*, who first came to the club after seeing the coaching out of her bedroom window. Lisa was unable to cycle at the start, but she is a very determined young girl. In the first few weeks, she needed someone to push her around the small pump track and she was unable to start moving on the bike without any help. Over the course of the club sessions, Ruth has learnt how to cycle and is now able to start and stop the bike without any extra help and has the ability to ride the small pump track completely independently. She even tried going down the main start hill for the first time. Due to learning to cycle and taking in part in the BMX club, Lisa’s mum has been persuaded to buy Lisa a second-hand bike to enable her to go and practice on the track when she gets home from school. This is a great example of the programme developing a skill that Lisa will now have for life, and the positive results that a community club can have on the local residents.”

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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.

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