The Lord Mayor of Bristol’s Children Appeal

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The Lord Mayor of Bristol’s Children Appeal is a registered charity that raises money throughout the year to help the city’s poorest children 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 children in poverty in the south west. Bristol’s 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 an appeal letter, 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. This allows us to give each child a £20 voucher for a toy 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. Each child receives a £20 voucher for a toy or clothing and a £20 voucher for food. These children are the city’s most disadvantaged and these vouchers make a real difference to their Christmas.

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Support the Children Appeal

Please help us raise £66,000 for Bristol’s poorest children, this Christmas. The Lord Mayor of Bristol’s Children Appeal gives 1,650 boys and girls two vouchers each worth £20 – one for a toy or clothing and the other for food.

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.

We also hold carol concerts, and firework displays.

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 poorest children, this Christmas. The Lord Mayor of Bristol’s Children Appeal gives 1,650 boys and girls two vouchers each worth £20 – one for a toy or clothing and the other for food.

 

Every gift, large or small, makes a massive difference to the work we do for children in Bristol.

 
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Helping children, thanks to volunteers

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