Downend Firework Display raises thousands for local charities

The organisation responsible for the Downend Firework Display has reported the event raised around £18,000 for local charities. The Great Western Round Table presented cheques to several causes including Macmillan Cancer Care, the Keynsham Scout group, the MS Therapy Centre, Children in Need and the Kingswood Scout group. It also presented £1,500 to the Kingswood Bus Project, which provides youth […]

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Footballers wear it pink in charity match

A South Gloucestershire housing association football team has given 110% in its efforts to support cancer charities. Merlin Housing Society staff took to the football pitch in a pink kit to mark Breast Cancer Research’s Wear it Pink day. They were playing against fellow housing association Curo in a charity football match to raise money for a number of cancer […]

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Gambian fire authority benefits from Chairman’s fundraising event

An African fire authority is £2,500 better off thanks to a charity dinner hosted by Cllr Mike Drew, Chairman of South Gloucestershire Council. The event was held at Yate Fire Station last Friday (27th April) with around 60 specially invited guests enjoying a dinner before taking part in a raffle and an auction which raised more than £600 for the […]

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