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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: email@example.com
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
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.