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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...

Sally Ridley 16/04/2015 - 16:01 - 0 Comments

We are delighted to welcome Thomas Cole and Samantha Gleeson as the new Ablaze Business Coordinators for Airbus. We'd also like to take this opportunity to extend our sincere thanks to Roman Kirenski and Alex Lycett, the departing Coordinators, for doing an amazing job of coordinating the many schools that Airbus volunteers support across Bristol and we wish them all the best in their next...

Amanda Cranston 19/03/2015 - 12:50 - 0 Comments

This week saw the end of the Ablaze mentoring programme between staff at TLT Solicitors and students from Bridge Learning Campus. 

Ablaze CEO, Roger Opie and TLT Senior Partner, Robert Bourns rounded off the six month programme by presenting Achievement Certificates to all the young people with student Liam Watts commenting “we wish it could have lasted all year”.