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Bristol Giving Day chance for businesses to 'address' city's needs

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Written by: Hannah Baker | Posted 13 September 2018 16:35

Bristol Giving Day chance for businesses to 'address' city's needs

Businesses, charities and the public sector are working together to launch an initiative addressing Bristol's needs.

Bristol Giving Day, which will take place on 10 October, is aimed at raising money to support the city in different ways.

Mayor Marvin Rees is backing the campaign along with Business West director James Durie.

It it is also being supported by Metro Mayor Tim Bowles and the Lord Lieutenant of Bristol, Peaches Golding.

Companies in the city are being encouraged to engage activities to raise funds for local good causes and charities. 

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Sue Turner, Quartet Community Foundation chief executive, said: “Our local charities, community and voluntary groups are hugely important to making our city a better place for everyone here.

"These groups need support to enable them to keep helping others; businesses want to help but find it very difficult to locate the local causes to give to.

"Through Bristol Giving Day we can bridge this gap. Quartet Community Foundation reaches deep into all parts of our community.”

Bristol Giving Day is being sponsored by The Bank of Ireland UK, Burges Salmon and Unite Students.

 

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