To the staff at Bristol Charities,

One great big, whopping, humungous THANK YOU for helping and providing me with a mobility scooter. Jim from Pearce Bros has helped me from the start in downloading a form from Bristol Charities. I am now the happy user of an Invacare Comet 4 - wheel 8 m.p.h scooter. This has given me another lease of life. I am too chuffed for words!!

Mr S
Recipient of grant for mobility scooter

Hotwells and Redcliffe Community Development Project

Bristol Charities has set up a Community Development Project for Older People. The project is funded as part of a legacy from Lady Haberfield Almshouse Charity who have worked in the Hotwells and Redcliffe area over the past 40 years and are part of the Linkage network.

The aim of the project is to work with people 50+ in the Hotwells/Redcliffe area to facilitate inspiring social activities that enrich lives and reduce isolation/ loneliness through active participation. Bristol Charities has a long-standing history of supporting older people in Bristol through Community Based Projects and is also looking to work in partnership with other organisations in the area to offer a diverse range of activities and groups. 

For More Information Contact: Suzanne Ponsford 

Tel: 07584 278937



Upcoming Events

Community Garden Project

Bristol Charities and Trinity Care Services have been successful in winning a grant through Linkage from Natural World Funding to create a community garden in the grounds of Holy Trinity Church in Hotwells.

A big thank you to Riverside Garden Centre in Bedminster who have donated gardening tools, compost and plant food to support the project as well.

On the 8th August a team of volunteers from Lloyds Banking Group ignored the rain, fortified themselves with tea & cake and made 3 raised planters from materials bought from the Bristol Wood Recycling Project.

This project is ideal for the group to be part of as they are based on the Harbourside, right on the doorstep of Holy Trinity Church and is part of Lloyds “a day to make a difference” scheme.



       Over the next month the lunch club based at the Church will be involved in planting the beds and pupils from QEH school will be involved in developing the garden further from September.

We hope to encourage older (50+) local residents to get involved with this project as we want to create a wild flower area and vegetable plot over the next few months.

Please contact Suzanne Ponsford at  if you would like to find out more information and how you can be involved.



Activities in the area


Regular Activities for Over 50's at Faithspace, Prewett Street, Redcliffe

Coffee, Tea and chat

Time - Tuesdays 10.00am - 12.00pm

Cost Free

Sew, Needles and Natter

Time - Tuesday 1.00pm - 4.00pm

Redcliffe Lunch Club

Time - Wednesday 12.00pm to 2.00pm

Cost £4

Linkage Art Club

Time - Friday 2.15pm - 4.25pm

Cost £5

Contact details Tel 0117 9258331 or email


Drop In Craft Hub

Time - Tuesday 11.00am - 1.00pm

Cost Free

Place - Jacobs Wells baths