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  • Let's get Bristol reading this March

    By sophia1980 at 11:48 on 04/03/14
    St Peter's Hospice nurses get involved
    A Bristol charity is encouraging people to get reading this March in support of the city's only adult hospice. St Peter's Hospice is asking Bristolians to buy and donate books at their shops across the city to help the charity care for more patients with life-limiting illnesses and their families. For the whole month of March books at the 47 St Peter's Hospice shops in Bristol will be 50p for paperbacks and £1 for hardbacks. ...
  • Wookey Hole powered by water

    By sophia1980 at 11:17 on 04/03/14
    Wookey Hole Caves
    The Wookey Hole Caves tourist attraction is harnessing the power of the River Axe to generate electricity for lighting in the caves and services for guests in the 58-bedroom hotel. A hydro-generator has been installed to provide green renewable energy for the attraction and in the first week the unprecedented rainfall has ensured a bonus of power. Daniel Medley, joint owner of the caves said: "We have installed the latest hydro...
  • Come along to Mayor's Question Time

    By Consultation at 10:53 on 25/02/14
    December's Question Time event
    Bristol's elected Mayor, George Ferguson, will host a public Question Time on Tuesday, March 25 and tickets are now available. The Question Time takes place at City Hall on College Green from 7.30pm to 8.30pm, with doors opening at 7.00pm. The event is free and open to everyone but requires booking in advance as space is limited. At the event the Mayor will respond to questions on the night from the audience on a range of issues. The...
  • St Peter's Hospice launches Neighbours Network

    By sophia1980 at 15:20 on 21/02/14
    Marc Willetts from St Peter's Hospice with neighbourhood volunteers Lin Otridge and Pam Jackson
    Bristol's only adult hospice has launched a brand new scheme designed to offer additional support to people suffering from life-limiting illnesses and their carers. The Neighbours Network has been set up by St Peter's Hospice and provides social and practical support for patients and carers in their own homes, from a network of volunteers in the local area. Hospice Neighbours can offer help with anything from shopping, gardening,...
  • Bristol volunteer Alan is a Diamond Champion

    By sophia1980 at 12:15 on 19/02/14
    Alan Alford at the Diamond Champions ceremony
    A charity volunteer from Bristol has been recognised at a national award ceremony hosted by the Duchess of Cornwall and Philip Schofield. Alan Alford, 74, from Frenchay, has been named a 'Diamond Champion' by the Royal Voluntary Service which celebrates the work of older volunteers in the UK. Alan, who has been volunteering for various Bristol causes since 2001, was honoured at a ceremony in London's Lancaster Hotel, where he was...

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