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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