Dear Ms Anketell, 

Once again, we would like to thank you most sincerely for the help you have provided for two of our "self-builders". We in SSAFA are most grateful for your continuing support, especially to these worthy ex-military lads. I am so glad that they will now shortly be able to move into their own accommodation and have the chance of a new life. 

Mr M
Support worker for grant recipients at SSAFA

Hotwells and Redcliffe Community Development Project

Bristol Charities is working with the Linkage Network to 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. 

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.

Over 50s Community Action Groups

Hotwells, Harbourside & Redcliffe

Join us for tea and a bite to eat and have your say on the development of new activities for over 50s in the area.

Come along if you have ideas, experience or knowledge to share, or if you would simply like to chat or hear about what’s going on.

All are welcome.

Free transport will be provided for those who will find it difficult to get there. RSVP by the 25th September.

Saturday 30th September

Redcliffe: 11:30am-1pm at Dr Whites Close, Prewett Street

Hotwells & Harbourside: 3pm-4pm at Salt Café, (120 St George’s Road, accessible entrance from Anchor Road)

Please contact David Fakray on

Tel: 07584 278 937

E-mail: to book


Bristol Charities has a long-standing history of supporting older people in Bristol through Day Services and 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. 

In partnership with the Linkage network in the Henbury/ Brentry area a range of user led activities have been developed, some examples of these groups are:

  • Ballroom Dancing Classes
  • Ping Pong group
  • Tea & Tech sessions
  • New Age Kurling
  • Movie Club
  • Art Group

Please contact David Fakray on:  07584 278937 or email: for more information.