In January this year, BrisDoc's Lead Nurse at Charlotte Keel, Liz Turner, donated her kidney to help her nephew Philip. This was his second transplant, his first transplant was age 7. He and his family have received fantastic support from the Guy’s and St Thomas’ Kidney Patient Association for many years.
Category: Community Fund
Next month, David Carter, our receptionist at Bishopston Medical Practice, will be running in the Great Bristol 10K. He is currently raising money for St Peter's Hospice in memory of his father - Harry - who died in 2009.
This year, BrisDoc donated 100 Easter eggs for local Syrian refugee children via Bridges for Communities, a charity who aim to connect people from different cultures and faiths, giving them the opportunity to build friendships and understand one another better.
BrisDoc's Lead GP Dr Chris Dykes had been training hard in preparation to run an incredible 46 mile Green Man Ultra Marathon around Bristol on the 3rd March. What Chris didn't plan for was having to compete against Storm Emma and the Beast form the East.
BrisDoc are entering this year into a Dragon Boat race. With all money going into caring within Bristol. Caring in...
On the 6th February team members at BrisDoc's Head Office took part in "Go Orange Day", an event aimed to raise money and awareness of Muscular Dystrophy UK. This charity supports the 70,000 people living with muscle-wasting conditions in the UK.
Thank you to everyone who helped make this year's Rucksacks for the homeless project such a fantastic success. In total we managed to fill 50 rucksacks, each containing a set of thermal gloves, scarf, hat and socks, clean underwear and a clean set of clothes, a full set of toiletries and a wind-up torch.
Throughout the past year Robyn White has been fundraising for a charity called Dig Deep that provides clean water and sanitation for communities in Africa by asking people to sponsor her climb of Mount Kenya.
Over the past 2 years, the BrisDoc Community Fund has been funding an ambitious project to build a brand new primary care health centre in Kampala, one of the poorest, most neglected and under resourced areas of Uganda.
After a slow start, the project has sprung into life making some fantastic progress over the past 12 months. With that in mind it was high time for a visit to see for ourselves the amazing work being carried out.
Dr Ray Montague (BrisDoc Chairman) and Dr Mike Taylor (Lead GP from BrisDoc’s Homeless Health Service and Chairman of the BrisDoc Community Fund) made a week-long visit to Kampala. What follows is a fascinating diary account of their time at the Wellsprings project.