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The Bristol Children's Help Society (TBCHS)

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We are delighted to be supporting The Bristol Children’s Help Society as a charity of the year for 2015/16. Their mission is:

To support young children from the most disadvantaged backgrounds particularly those living in Bristol and North Somerset and to give them an opportunity to extend their horizons beyond the deprivation in which many of them live.

The society is run by volunteers. The children they help face the daily struggle of living with, and trying to support, parents with substance abuse issues, mental health problems or disability. Often they will find themselves running the household or looking after their younger brothers and sisters. Many of them have no-one they can count on.

The society is based at Barton Camp. There they provide a free or subsidised summer break within a safe and nurturing environment which can make a huge and valuable difference to these children. It can widen their horizons, give them some respite from their challenging lives, build confidence, relieve stress and allow them to act like children again. Run by a team of volunteers, every penny donated to TBCHS goes towards the centre's upkeep and the provision of the breaks and holidays they offer to those children in need.

The impressive camp can sleep up to 100 people and has a heated open-air pool, extensive playing fields and an indoor sports hall. They arrange nature trails, orienteering courses and an assault course.

Sadly there are estimated to be some 9,000 children in Bristol alone that are regarded as under privileged. TBCHS hosts around 3,000 children a year at a cost of around £150 per child.

We consider this to be a very worthwhile cause. We will be arranging various events throughout the year and we aim to involve all of our clients, colleagues and friends.

We are aiming to raise more than £5,000 which will cover the cost of at least 33 children attending the camp.

Dates for the diary:

Summer Drinks & Auction - 8 September 2015                     

5-a-side Football Tournament - 22 September 2015

To book places please e-mail:

“No one is useless in this world who lightens the burdens of another.”

― Charles Dickens