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Vicki Gibbs 11/12/2017 - 15:25 - 0 Comments
Costco Bristol Marketing Manager meets Ablaze staff

Katie Davies, Marketing Manager at Costco Bristol visited Ablaze to learn more about our work and see how their kind donation will make a difference to children in Bristol.

Costco Warehouse employees voted for Ablaze to receive a grant from United Way UK to support the Reading Buddies programme. The “Give Local” grants are funded through donations from Costco Warehouse staff via payroll...

Vicki Gibbs 23/11/2017 - 14:41 - 0 Comments

Ablaze was thrilled to host a visit from Myung Lee, International CEO of Cities of Service, to showcase their business interventions at St George CE Primary School. Ablaze’s work is involved in Bristol’s wider 'Cities of Service’ input into volunteering across the city. Lloyds Banking Group kindly provide the primary school with weekly Reading Buddies and The Environment Agency provides Number...

Vicki Gibbs 02/11/2017 - 14:02 - 0 Comments

Ablaze is looking for two new Trustees to join our diverse and experienced Board. We need an enthusiastic and dynamic business person with good local connections to help Ablaze navigate our transition to an enterprise model. We also need someone from the Education sector with good knowledge of the school climate in Bristol. Our current Trustees come from the education, university and business...

Vicki Gibbs 12/07/2017 - 12:48 - 0 Comments
Huw Powell with St Pius X pupils

Earlier this week, a group of pupils from St Pius X Catholic Primary School wrapped up their writing course with Huw Powell, the Portishead based author of the popular Spacejackers children's books. Over the course of five sessions, the children learned about different types of writing and genres of stories. There was a real focus on how to make the story interesting to the reader through...

Vicki Gibbs 10/07/2017 - 14:36 - 0 Comments
Mayor Marvin Rees at St Michael's on the Mount Primary

Bristol's Mayor, Marvin Rees, made a special visit to St Michael's on the Mount Primary School
on Friday 7th July to show his support for improving literacy across the city and find out about the school's
Ablaze Reading Buddy intervention being provided by BBC Bristol employees.

BBC Bristol was partnered with St Michael's on the Mount Primary school by Ablaze, a charity...