Grateful Society

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17 St Augustines Parade,


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The Grateful Society helps older people to maintain dignity and independence.

The Grateful Society was founded in 1758 to honour the memory of one of Bristol's greatest benefactors, Edward Colston.

Today, through its annual fundraising, the society also provides much needed financial support to a number of community centres as well as other organisations around the city of Bristol that share a common goal to maintain older peoples dignity and independence.

Other organisations, apart from day centres, that the society have assisted recently include 'Dance Voice' who work with marginalised people in the community with the aim of improving health and wellbeing through dance and 'Alive!' who have the aim of reaching isolated, lonely and depressed people in Bristol to improve their quality of life.

On an individual case by case basis the society provides continuing support to individuals with both grants and annuities and recognises that a grant for a vital piece of household equipment or for furniture or fittings can make a real difference to an older persons quality of life.

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