Surprise royal visitor drops in on Bristol Giving Day

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Her Royal Highness The Countess of Wessex joined Bristol Giving Day on 14 October 2020

Local charities and businesses welcomed a surprise royal visitor on Bristol Giving Day 2020 on Wednesday 14 October.

Her Royal Highness The  Countess of Wessex dropped in on the Bristol Giving Day event organised by Quartet Community Foundation and Chaired by Jamie Cameron from Burges Salmon.

Calling for business support for Bristol’s charitable causes

This year Quartet Community Foundation are using Bristol Giving Day to encourage Bristol businesses to consider how they can give their time, skills and resources to support local charitable causes that are facing enormous financial pressures and growing demand for their services due to Covid-19.

The latest figures show that 80% of all charitable income goes to the largest 4% of charities. Yet local organisations not in the largest 4% are often the ones here to help people in need and they need our help now to support their work.

Now in its third year, Bristol Giving Day 2020 was an online event which shone a light on the great work local charities do all year round, and how they have worked with local businesses to support Bristol through Covid-19.

Bristol Giving Day is organised by Quartet Community Foundation with a range of partners including Burges Salmon.

Bristol charities and businesses shared their stories

Her Royal Highness The Countess of Wessex joined the online event along with Peaches Golding, Lord-Lieutenant of Bristol.

Big thanks to all the speakers, Bristol Giving Day supporters and those who joined on the day

We’re really grateful to Her Royal Highness The Countess of Wessex who gave her time, and also to Bristol’s Lord-Lieutenant Peaches Golding.

We also want to thank Burges Salmon and especially our event Chair Jamie Cameron who has remained committed to Bristol Giving Day throughout the pandemic.

Our event speakers generously shared their experiences of business-charity relationships, thank you all. 

And also to all who came along to the event, we hope you found some inspiration and we’re really grateful for your time and support. 

What next? 

Voluntary organisations in Bristol looking to connect with business or business wanting to find out more about voluntary organisations in Bristol and opportunities to get involved can contact