Quartet Community Foundation launch Bristol Giving Day
The first ever Bristol Giving Day, hosted by Quartet Community Foundation will be held on 10th October 2018.
Businesses across the City will be showing they care about disadvantaged people by fundraising on the day for some of the thousands of local charities and good causes across Bristol. From a sponsored Hawaiian shirt day at work to abseiling down office buildings, staff at companies of all sizes are using their imagination to come up with ideas to “inspire generocity”.
Christy Greaves, Sales Manager of The Florist restaurant, the first business to sign up to support the event said:
“We are delighted to be involved in Bristol Giving Day – an incredible event where we hope to show off the generous spirit of our city!”
Sue Turner, Chief Executive of Quartet Community Foundation (which is organising Bristol Giving Day), commented:
“Thousands of small charities, voluntary organisations and community groups across Bristol spend less than £10,000 a year on the fantastic work they do for disadvantaged local people. They have no marketing or fundraising departments so they can’t appeal to the public for funds to support them. We’ve created the first ever Bristol Giving Day to give these local heroes a fair chance of getting support from our City’s generous businesses and their staff”.
Funds raised will be used to help local residents like M – a woman in her 60s with severe mental health issues who spent six months scavenging from bins because she had no income and no-one to support her. Thanks to a grant from Quartet Community Foundation, local charity Age UK Bristol provided her with food, heating and support to prevent her losing her tenancy.
Businesses can sign up to Bristol Giving Day via the website: www.bristolgivingday.co.uk where they’ll find helpful activity ideas and downloadable branding material.