The National Health Service turned 70 on 5th July 2018 and many of our staff at BrisDoc have taken the opportunity to celebrate in honour of this.
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
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.