Our Annual Celebration

Quartet staff and trustees

Yesterday we held our Annual Celebration at M-Shed

It was a very special day, marking 35 years of Quartet, and offering us all a chance to meet, chat and mingle with friends old and new. 

A big thank you to Amy Kinnear of Southmead Development Trust and to George Densley from Alive Activities for sharing very personal and inspiring insights into their work – and congratulations to Alive Activities for being awarded The Penny Johnstone Prize. Thank you too to the organisations who set up tables and were on hand to provide information about their vital work: Bristol Somali Resource Centre; Empowering Futures; Full Circle; Oasis Hub Bath; and Osprey Outdoors.

If you have found yourself reflecting on the event and thinking that this is the moment to talk to us about an existing or new fund, we’d be delighted to be in touch.  You can drop either me or Ronnie, our Philanthropy Director, a line at:

Suzanne.rolt@quartetcf.org.uk or Ronnie.brown@quartetcf.org.uk

And if you’re able to donate to our Cost-of-Living Fund – or flag friends and colleagues to do the same – please go to: Quartetcf.org.uk/donations/

Our new Annual Report 2021/22 arrived at the office while we were all at the event (classic timing!) so we will be distributing copies soon.  I hope you’ll enjoy reading it and being reminded of the extraordinary work happening across our communities to achieve deep rooted change.

Thank you again for everything you do for Quartet. And here’s to the next 35 years!

The wonderful photographs are all by Evan Dawson www.evandawson.com

view of M-Shed across the harbour
From Right to left: Sue Mountstevens OBE, our Chair of Trustees; Suzanne Rolt, CEO; and Bryony Johnstone, Fundholder
woman standing in the foreground, group of people in the background
Our CEO Suzanne Rolt and Quartet staff
woman standing in front of a slide presentation
Amy Kinnear of Southmead Development Trust
four people standing in front of a power point presentation slide showing Penny Johnstone award
Bryony Johnstone (second from right) presenting the Penny Johnstone award to George Densley (second from left) of Alive Activities flanked by two colleagues
Seated people clapping inside a conference room
A round of applause for our hard working communities
Lots of people in conversations standing drinking tea and coffee
Our staff, trustees, supporters and community groups in conversation over a coffee before the main presentations.

two people standing in front of Quartet pop up banner Deep rooted change
three people standing and laughing in front of a purple background
four people standing and laughing by some doors, with seated people in the foreground
Members of Quartet staff


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