The G.B Britton Bowls Club in Speedwell had recently been fund raising to purchase a brand new defibrillator for the club. When BrisDoc heard about this, we decided to donate a defibrillator via the community fund to support the club, its members and the local community.
The BrisDoc Community Fund
Making a difference in the community
The BrisDoc Community Fund began nine years ago when a number of BrisDoc employees united around a desire to do something to help disadvantaged groups within our local community and in the developing world. Since it’s creation, the Community Fund has grown to become a platform to support a wide range of health related charities, both financially and with hands-on voluntary work.
BrisDoc’s Community Fund support can be divided up into three main categories:
- Local health related charities based in Bristol, North Somerset & South Gloucestershire
- International Charities, improving the health of third-world communities
- Health related charities supported by our staff members via personal fund raising projects
There are lots of ways for people to get involved. Whether you want to drop in and tell us about a charitable cause that you are passionate about or maybe you want to join the team on a regular basis and help us decide how we invest our time, energy and money.
For more information please email the team: firstname.lastname@example.org
In focus: Project Uganda
Over the past 4 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.
As with all ambitions project, we’ve hit a few stumbling blocks along the way, but we are pleased to say building is starting to take shape.
Dr Ray Montague (BrisDoc Chairman) and Dr Mike Taylor (Lead GP from BrisDoc’s Homeless Health Service) made a week-long visit to Kampala back in 2017 to visit the sight and meet the team. Read their fascinating diary account of their time at the Wellsprings project HERE >>
Community Fund Latest News
This years BrisDoc Dog show was a great success with 13 dogs and about 30 of their human friends came along.
Members of the BrisDoc Acute GP Team participated in various events last month to raise money for the British Heart Foundation. The team were raising money in memory of an esteemed colleague Dr David Farrar who sadly passed away last year from myocarditis. The Team have managed to raise over £500 so far and there is still time to make a last minute donation via the teams JustGiving page.
Team Belinda, made up of Danielle Townsend, Liz Turner, Jess Turner and Phil Clarke all successfully completed the Bristol Half Marathon yesterday in memory of Belinda Clarke who passed away in February this year after sadly losing her battle to cancer. The team would like to share a HUGE THANK YOU for all the donations and words of encouragement.