Everyone can agree that 2020 has been a particularly challenging year. Christmas is particularly poignant this year for many reasons. It marks the end of a very tiring year and the chance for us all to have a break, take a breath and take stock.
Twas the week before Christmas and what a busy week it’s been…
100 Christmas hampers Thank you to our amazing team of Can Do Bristol volunteers and staff who have been packing and delivering Christmas hampers to families across Easton and Lawrence Hill this week. We’ve had amazing support from a number of local organisations with contributions from…The Plough Inn, Wellspring Settlement, Trinity Bristol, Jacobs, Travelling Light Theatre Company, FareShare South West and others.
Invisible Youth and children from Felix Road have been leading reindeer parades around three neighbourhoods this week, The Dings St Judes and Newtown. We’ve had a lot of fun and really enjoyed bringing some light and festive cheer to the community.
Yvonne Deeney, the Community Reporter for Bristol 24/7, wrote a really nice piece about the event “We had to sing Jingle Bell Rock a million times”
Our final week of #LiftUpLockdown events happened this week. Thank you to everyone that attended and all the creatives and instructors that came forward to share your skills and brighten up lockdown 2 and Tier 3. We were really pleased to be able to offer some work to those self-employed in our community finding this time difficult.
Felix Road Adventure Playground gets an exciting uplift!
We are delighted to open a wonderful new community building at the playground and announce £70,000 of investment into the playground. Find out more
Up Our Street radio show started again this week
The Up Our Street radio show was back on BCfm Radio this week. This first programme back was a Can Do Bristol special featuring an interview with volunteer John and podcast from partners on the project Knowle West Media Centre Listen again.
Tea and talk
We are pleased to have been awarded funding by Bristol Older People Forum to work with Sovereign Housing Association to start an online tea and talk group for older people in Easton and Lawrence Hill. The idea is that we initially help elders with the technology, getting them using Zoom with confidence. Contact Tracy Edwards Brown for more info, firstname.lastname@example.org
See you in 2021
Easton Community Centre will reopen, Felix Road Adventure Playground term-time timetable will resume and staff will be back to regular hours from Monday 4 January, COVID restrictions permitting.
Easton Community Centre Christmas closure
Many of our staff are taking a two week break over the Christmas period, meaning the community centre and office will be closed, and the playground will only be open on certain days.
Easton Community Centre be closed on 3pm 18 December 2020
Christmas holiday Play + Food at Felix
From Monday 21 December to Tuesday 29 December we will be opening the playground for extra festive play days. Join Del, Nirmal and our wonderful team of Playworkers for FREE food and play.
Week 1 – Tuesday 22, Wednesday 23 December and Sunday 27 – 12 to 3pm
Week 2 – Monday 28 and Tuesday 29 December – 12 to 3pm
Thanks to Fareshare for funding this provision.