National Friendly urges Bristol’s digital innovators to come to aid of city’s literacy charity Ablaze

National Friendly, the Bristol-based insurer, has stepped in to support Ablaze with a new fundraising campaign. Under the initiative, the insurer will contribute funds to Ablaze. It will also use its influence to urge local businesses to contribute to the charity, to help them make good significant revenue shortfalls resulting from the Covid-19 pandemic. National…

Ablaze Poetry Competition 2020-21

Ablaze is delighted to announce our sixth poetry competition, in partnership with CMS and Intellect Ltd. We are also supported by The National Lottery Heritage Fund as part of Bristol Poetic City. Ablaze is running another exciting poetry competition, giving Primary School pupils in Bristol, South Gloucestershire and North Somerset the chance to write a…

Ablaze Doorsteps our Poetry Competition Winners

Picured above, clockwise from top left- Leilani Peglar, Overall Winner; Aliza Ali, Cover Design Winner; Amelie Scanlon, Winner 9-11 age category; Ryma Medjeboub, Winner 7-9 age category; Beatrice Brown, Winner Under 7 age category. We were delighted to be able to doorstep our competition winners last week to give them their certificates and a small…

Poetry competition winners

After a LOT of reading – there were 566 entries – we have now announced the winners of our 2019/20 Poetry Competition. We are very grateful to our wonderful judges for taking the time to read the shortlisted poems and select their favourites. Our judges were Bristol Poet Miles Chambers; Television Producer Richard Bowron of Bone…

ABLAZE PROGRAMMES AND COVID-19 – UPDATE 1 JUNE 2020

Hello from the team at Ablaze. As we enter June, we wanted to post another update on what we are up to.  Firstly, a particular message to all our partner Primary schools and to all schools in the region as you tackle the difficult task of opening your doors. We know that you’ve been working extremely hard to put measures in place…

Ablaze programmes and Coronavirus

Message from Sally Melvin, Ablaze CEO: Ablaze would like to clarify our current position with regards to the Coronavirus and to set out our recommendations. We are following official guidelines from Public Health England and monitoring these regularly. We are also seeking guidance from Bristol City Council and are receiving regular updates on policy changes…