Last month, Dr Kimberly Bruce (GP at Northville Family Practice) and BrisDoc's Community Fund organised a screening of the documentary film, Embrace, which follows body image activist Taryn Brumfitt's crusade as she explores the global issue of body loathing, inspiring us to change the way we feel about ourselves and think about our bodies.
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
Congratulations to Val Rodrigues from Broadmead Medical Centre who took part in a Memory Walk in Bristol this month in aid of the Alzheimers Society.
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.
On Thursday 19th July, a community outreach session was held at Carr House in St Pauls. The main aim was to increase awareness of measles and MMR vaccinations to the Somali community.