Lockdown triggers new wave of local support

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Supporters have been bouncing, running and raffling their way towards impressive fundraising targets such as the family of Jane McColl who bounced 2000 times for 3 days to help those affected by COVID19

A few words from Sue Turner, our CEO

How are you? I hope you and your loved ones are safe and well now we can look forward to the gradual easing of the lockdown.

If there’s one thing we’ve learned from the pandemic, it’s the importance of staying connected while being physically apart. This is why I’m so grateful to all of you who’ve stayed in touch and helped share news about the coronavirus appeal and grants. Feel free to pass news about our coronavirus response on to others who might be inspired by what our grand collaboration has achieved.

Thanks to everyone’s support our fundraising appeal has attracted contributions from hundreds of different sources including the National Emergencies Trust, local philanthropists, charitable trusts and Bristol Post readers, including gifts from an amazing 316 new donors.

While many of us are suffering the grief of separation and loss, this growing network of support is energising our coronavirus response.

The Quartet team has made a staggering 137 grants in less than two months as well as planning for how we support local charitable organisations to recover from the crisis. 

We’re excited to report that this crisis has given us the opportunity to support 20 projects for the very first time, helping expand the network of connected charitable causes to reach new people, and new needs. Thanks for your support.