The Tour of Broadmead, an eight-day fundraising event, has raised more than £2400 for charity.
The Broadmead BID team invited eight charities to take part in the event, each trying to replicate one stage of the Tour of Britain, which visits Bristol on 10th September. They raised money via bucket collections, online giving and sponsorship. We are currently awaiting the final figures but know that £2445 has been raised so far. The charities were LinkAge, Daz’s Rock4Charity (collecting for Variety, the children’s charity), Headway Bristol, Creative Youth Network, St Mungo’s, Southmead Hospital Charity, t1diabetes.info (collecting for diabetes research at Musgrove Park Hospital) and WECIL (West of England Centre for Inclusive Living). They were all pleased with the opportunity to raise their profiles as well as money. Bristol Deputy Lord Mayor, Cllr Chris Davies, officially started the event on Saturday 20th August and representatives from Broadmead BID, Bristol City Centre BID, Marks & Spencer, Santander, Specsavers, The Galleries, The New Room, and Yorkshire Building Society also took part. It received coverage in the Bristol Post, featured in a live broadcast on BBC Radio Bristol, was mentioned during a BBC news programme, and was filmed by Troy TV as part of a new series on fitness and sport in Bristol, the trailer for which is being shown to the Minister of Sport this month.