Call for teams to sign up to the first ever Bristol Bridges Challenge

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Launch of Bristol Giving Day supported by PwC and Burges Salmon
Grief Encounter SW helps children and young people cope with bereavement and put the fun back into life

Local charity Quartet Community Foundation is calling for teams to sign up to take on this year’s Bristol Giving Day challenge and raise funds for 45 amazing local causes.

Bristol Giving Day takes place on Wednesday 9 October with people being challenged to cross as many of Bristol’s 45 bridges as they can and donate £1 per person per bridge to charity. A small local cause has been matched to each bridge and all 45 causes will share equally in the money raised.

Sue Turner, Chief Executive of Quartet Community Foundation said: “We know people care about helping disadvantaged people but 90% of all charitable donations go to the 7% largest charities.  Most businesses choose a brand name charity of the year to fundraise for so thousands of small local causes don’t stand a chance of being chosen. We’ve created Bristol Giving Day to give people one day in the year when they can have fun and raise money to help local causes.

“These small charities, community and voluntary groups operate on a shoestring so if we could raise £1,000 for each cause it would be a huge boost to them.”

One of the charities that Bristol Giving Day will support is Grief Encounter South West. Read how they help children cope with grief. 

Bristol Giving Day is sponsored by Burges Salmon and PwC.                            #BristolGivingDay

Which 45 projects will benefit from Bristol Giving Day?

The 45 causes that will benefit from the funds raised on Bristol Giving Day are:

Access Sport



All Aboard Watersports

Autism Independence

Baby Bank Network


Bristol After Stroke

Bristol Drugs Project

Bristol Horn Youth Concern

Bristol North West Foodbank

Bristol Refugee Rights

Changes Bristol

Empire Fighting Chance

FareShare SW

Felix Road

Filwood Hope

Full Circle @Docklands

Grief Encounter (was The Rainbow Centre)

Henacre Fund

Invisible Youth

Jacari Bristol



Knowle West Health Association

Life Cycle UK

Life Skills

My Future My Choice

North Bristol Advice Centre

Off the Record

Paul’s Place

Sea Mills Community Garden

Self Injury Support

Soundwell Music Therapy Trust

South Bristol Advice Services

Southmead Project

Talking Money


The Matthew Tree Project

The Park

The Wheels Project Ltd

Unique Voice

Up Our Street

Young Bristol

Youth Moves