The Lord Mayor of Bristol’s Children Appeal

The Rt Hon, Lord Mayor of Bristol, Cllr Jos Clark

The Lord Mayor of Bristol’s Children Appeal is a registered charity that raises money throughout the year to help the city’s most disadvantaged children and young people at Christmas time.

Every year, more and more children in Bristol face a bleak Christmas. It is one of the UK’s most prosperous cities but shockingly has the highest proportion of young people in poverty in the South West. Lawrence Hill is one of the UK’s poorest areas with 60% of children in poverty

Our volunteers work throughout the year to raise a total of £66,000 through a carol concert and other events. Through the generosity of individuals, schools, organisations and businesses, we are able to help a total of 1,650 of the city’s children who are most in need. These vouchers are administered by Bristol City Council. This allows us to give each child a £20 voucher for gifts or clothing and a £20 voucher for food.


About us

The Appeal started in the 1920s, when it was known as the Lord Mayor’s Fund, and raised money to “give the city’s poor children a Christmas dinner and boots”.

Today, the Lord Mayor of Bristol is Patron of The Lord Mayor of Bristol’s Children Appeal which raises £66,000 each year to give 1,650 children a better Christmas.

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Support the Children Appeal

Please help us raise £66,000 for Bristol’s most disadvantaged children this Christmas.

You can support us by attending an event, or donating online Donate online or send a cheque made payable to The Lord Mayor of Bristol’s Children Appeal, to: 3 Park Crescent, Frenchay, Bristol BS16 1PD.

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Our Events

Our latest Gift Gala on the 7th March 2019 raised £66,000 for Bristol Children.

If you have an idea for an event, that you would like to use to support the Lord Mayor of Bristol Children Appeal - we would love to hear from you. Contact us here:

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Help us help Bristol Children

Please help us raise £66,000 for Bristol’s most disadvantaged young people, this Christmas. Join us on one of our fund-raising events, or support us through your business or corporate activities.


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Helping Bristol’s children, thanks to volunteers and supporters

Every pound matters! We keep administration costs to a minimum, relying on the support of volunteers drawn from Bristol’s Rotary, Round Table, Lions, Soroptimist clubs and others.