BRADLEY STOKE MATTERS

The online community magazine for Bradley Stoke, Little Stoke and Stoke Gifford

Now in its 14th year, Bradley Stoke & Little Stoke Gifford Community Matters is a popular, glossy, A5 community magazine delivered free to 15,000 homes across the Five Stokes area in the North of Bristol including Bradley Stoke, Little Stoke, Stoke Gifford, Stoke Lodge and Harry Stoke, postcodes BS32 & BS34. It celebrates all the numerous positive local events, activities, groups and individuals that live within this area. Keeping residents up to date with the multiple and diverse activities taking place across the community. As well as promoting local community news and events, the magazine is a trusty directory for local businesses and traders, some of whom have been advertising with us since our very first issue back in 2005.  Whatever you need, you will find a local business that can help, within the pages of our community magazine. If you would like to promote your business or services to the local community or raise awareness of a local group, please do get in touch, contact community@mattersmagazines.co.uk

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A golden puddle duck hunt! Sounds like fun 😀Our Golden Puddle Duck Hunt starts in just two days' time across Bristol, North Somerset and Wiltshire! Keep an eye on this page on Sunday when the first clue will be announced. Find a duck to win FIVE FREE SWIMMING LESSONS, and a chance to double it to 10..! Please share this post to help spread the word 😊🐥 ... See MoreSee Less

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THE ROYAL BRITISH LEGION Bristol Poppy Appeal:

On Friday 28th September at 11.00 am
Bristol Cathedral and College Green, Bristol will be the centre point of the fortnight of Remembrance for the Bristol area, where we will create our own version of 'Flanders Fields' to Remember and Thank all those who sacrificed so much during WW1 and rebuilt a better nation from its darkest hour.

1 Thousand Poppies for 1 Hundred Years for 1 Million Lives

On Friday 28th September at 11.00 am Johnny Johnson MBE DFM, The Last British Dambuster, will be joined by Serving Members of the Armed Forces in front of Bristol Cathedral to fill the first of 400 sandbags to form a trench around Bristol Cathedral. The Charfield Yarn Bombers will also be there with some of their beautiful knitted Poppy displays which will be very much part of the Poppy Appeal this year.

We would like to raise at least £30 sponsorship, for each sandbag between the 28th September and the 11th November from businesses/organisations or individuals, which will be labelled with your name. The sandbags will be filled by volunteers from both the public and the military.

We will also be planting 1000 waterproof Poppies on College Green, creating a beautiful and poignant display. Members of the public will be able to have a name added to a Poppy which will be planted in the display in the run up to Remembrance for a minimum donation of £2 to Bristol Poppy Appeal.

To be part of this very special event we are asking people to donate here with their name or the name you wish to remember then share their donation as widely as possible.

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The Royal British Legion is the national custodian of Remembrance, safeguarding the memory of those who fought and died in conflict. This is an opportunity to Remember someone special in your life or to give Thanks for those who have given so much for us. The money raised from this project for The Royal British Legion will change lives for the Armed Forces family; whether it goes to fund one of our 6 Care Homes, provides a service family with a much needed break, helps with a crisis such as homelessness or enables a Veteran to be independent by providing an electric mobility vehicle – this type of support along with a huge range of other provision is provided by the generosity of the public and is truly appreciated.
AT THE GOING DOWN OF THE SUN AND IN THE MORNING, WE WILL REMEMBER THEM
The Royal British Legion (registered charity no 219279) #ThankYou100

Please contact Sue Potepa, Bristol Poppy Appeal on 07768 794939 or email spotepa@britishlegion.org.uk for more information
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Great night in Prospect 2 weeks today Friday 5th October.
Leah Paul Burling Burling Promotions Presents 2 Britain's Got Talent Finalists in
VOICES OF VARIETY.
For One Night Only Live at BAWA Healthcare & Leisure
Featuring Bradleys Stokes very own PAUL BURLING - Comedy Impressionist and STEVE HEWLETT - Comedy Ventriloquist.
Plus STACEY CHRISTOPHER - Special Guest Vocalist
Doors Open 7pm, Show starts at 7:45pm
All tickets £12. Concorde Room.
Tickets available from BAWA - Phone 0117 9768066.
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Take That Coming To Bristol Next May www.bristolpost.co.uk/whats-on/whats-on-news/take-that-bristol-gig-tickets-2027758 Hopefully the "Rapid and Reliable" M1 MetroBus service will be working smoothly by then!https://metrobusbristol.co.uk/m1/ ... See MoreSee Less

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Very Best of luck BBC Radio Bristol"s Emma Britton on her #Couchto5k #aliveappeal #GetInspired
#thisgirlcan #fatgirlrunning
#slowrunner Make sure you support her and give what you can please
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