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Sally Ridley 22/07/2015 - 17:34 - 0 Comments

A short video of business leaders talking about the ways in which Ablaze is good for business.

With thanks to Roy Sheppard for volunteering his time to film and create this video. 

Sally Ridley 14/07/2015 - 17:20 - 0 Comments

TLT Solicitors ended the school year with a generous invitation to Oasis Academy Long Cross primary students to visit their city centre offices on 2nd July '15. Lucy Kirk, the Business Coordinator for the TLT Reading Buddy intervention at Oasis Long Cross Academy, commented:

"We really enjoyed having the students visit us in our offices at TLT.  It was a great opportunity to celebrate...

Sally Ridley 14/07/2015 - 16:38 - 0 Comments
Thrings Solicitors host an exciting visit for their Whitehall Primary buddies

The tables were turned on a team of solicitors from the Bristol base of commercial law firm Thrings when pupils they have helped under a year-long reading scheme were given the chance to find out what goes on at their office. 

Almost 20 eight and nine-year-old Whitehall Primary School pupils and staff toured the city centre office to chat to staff...

Sally Ridley 09/07/2015 - 10:14 - 0 Comments
The Burges Salmon volunteer team with their Easton CE Academy students

Burges Salmon, who have been supporting Bristol schools through Ablaze since 2009, kindly invited their Reading Buddy students from Easton CE Academy to visit their offices, so that they were able to experience the business world and see where their buddies work. Peter Overton, Head Teacher of Easton CE Academy, commented after their visit:-


Roger Opie 28/05/2015 - 11:50 - 0 Comments

Ablaze announced as Queen’s Award for Voluntary Service [QAVS]  winner in Queen’s Birthday Honours 2nd June 2015

The award is the highest honour given to voluntary groups across the UK and is regarded as the ”MBE  for the voluntary and charitable sectors”

Roger Opie, Ablaze CEO since 2008, commented, “The Queen’s Award for Voluntary Service must be attributed to our dedicated...