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BLS features in Bristol Post oldest thriving companies in Bristol

Excerpt from the article: How Bristol’s oldest companies are still thriving after more than 100 years in business They include the city’s last-surviving chocolate maker a wine merchant and a tannery. Why do some companies struggle to survive beyond a year while others flourish for hundreds? Although more than 90 per cent of small companies in Britain will survive one … more


The President’s Charity of the Year 2017/18

                      Please see Freewheelers Leaflet 2017 for the fabulous work these volunteer riders undertake to assist the NHS in moving vital supplies and equipment  around the county. Who knows which one of us or someone we know may have already benefited from their amazing work?


BLS Member discount offer on GCHQ certified Social Engineering Course – 8 August

Red Goat Cyber Security are offering Bristol Law Society members a 15% discount on their upcoming GCHQ certified Social Engineering course at Imperial College on the 8th of August. This interactive half-day cyber security course helps you identify and prevent social engineering attacks such as phishing and impersonation by placing you in the position of the hackers to enable you … more


#ActiveAte – tackling ‘Holiday Hunger’ amongst Bristol children


#ActiveAte FSSW poster

Up to 3 million children are at risk of being hungry in the school holidays.* In Bristol, the issue of Holiday Hunger is a huge concern, with an estimated 26% of children living in poverty**. When school stops, so do free school meals, which can be a huge strain on parents already struggling to make ends meet.

FareShare South West’s #ActiveAte programme, working with Feeding Bristol, is providing good quality surplus food to over 30 projects across the city, which offer food and fun activities so that children can enjoy their holidays on a full stomach, and return to school happy and healthy.

FareShare SW is  calling on the Bristol community to help us spread the word and raise the funds to cover the costs of this project. This is the biggest project of its kind in Bristol to tackle the holiday hunger issue, and we estimate more than tripling the current provision for food available for at risk children, based on Feeding Bristol’s recent report.

If you or your company have the capacity to help in any way we would be delighted to talk to you, or invite you to visit our surplus food warehouse in St Judes to see what we do. Please get in touch with Phoebe Ruxton, the Fundraising Manager at phoebe@faresharesouthwest.org.uk or on 0117 954 2220.

*Source: ‘Hungry Holidays’, All Party Parliamentary Group on Hunger, April 2017
**Source: ‘Child Poverty Map of the UK’, End Child Poverty, October 2014