Amazing Wave of Community Support Saves Key Service: Thank You All of Bristol
A month ago, Filwood Hope urgently needed funds to keep delivering its advice services, so turned to the general public for donations. Within weeks, people from across Bristol and beyond were responding with donations and messages of encouragement.
Emergency appeal downgraded to Resilience appeal
There is widespread relief and gratitude that the prospect of closing is no longer an immediate threat, as reported in local news (Bristol 24/7, BBC). Ed Palairet, who led the appeal, says “we are grateful to the 90+ donors who made this good news”.
For many years, trusts, grants, local government and churches have fully funded the service, but going forwards the advice centre in South Bristol “cannot be fully funded by donations yet cannot be fully funded without donations”.
With partial funding now pledged until 2025, the charity is seeking to rebuild resilience after the scare of this cashflow crisis. This requires a diversified fundraising strategy, of which donations from individuals and churches is an important pillar.
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Thanks to everyone who has given of their time and money over the years, Filwood Hope will celebrate its 25th anniversary later this year.
Become equipped to face the cost-of-living crisis
Filwood Hope will now continue to provide support which is free of charge.
To enrol with Filwood Hope’s new ‘money MOT’ course:
Contact the advice centre at advice a_t filwoodhope d_o_t org
, leave a message on 07712 661 241 or drop in at 11-13 Filwood Broadway.
For details of its other services visit: www.filwoodhope.org/services/
Posted: April 2022