The hard work continues

Published: Saturday, 12 October 2013

The hard work continues to raise the funds and organise this year's Parade which will take place on Saturday 7 December, leaving South Street Park at dusk.   Street marshalls and bucket collectors are needed to walk with the Parade.  Last year we raised a vital £500 with the street collection.  We also need somebody to design an A5 leaflet, a PA for the night, and outdoor lighting.  Can YOU help us to make this fabulous community event run without a hitch??  Please do get in touch:  This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Do your bit & get baking !

Published: Thursday, 08 August 2013


We're very pleased to announce that a dedicated group of volunteers and local organisations has raised £7000 of the £10,000 needed, and the BWL steering group have taken the decision that the autumn term project in 7 Bedminster schools will go ahead,  and once again culminate in a spectacular illuminated parade - this year on Saturday 7 December.

BUT with the additional £3000 in mind, we're still fundraising.  Several ways in which you can make a difference to that total during August are:

- shop at Asda and make sure you get a green disk at the checkout to put in the collection bin at the Customer Services Desk.  If BWL gets the most disks, we'll raise £200!!

- come to a Tea Party  on the lawn of Watkins Solicitors - Saturday 17 August, 2 pm - 5 pm.  (Opposite North Street Green, on the North St/Luckwell Rd roundabout). 

- donate a CAKE, small cakes or scones  for the Tea Party:  just email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

- lend a small table and/or chairs, tablecloths and crockery:  email as above

If you can't do any of those things, how about holding a tea party of your own and charging friends and colleagues £5 as a contribution to the BWL funds?


Planning 2013

Published: Thursday, 13 June 2013
The BWL Steering Group are working hard at the moment to raise the £10,000 that's needed to organise this year's event, with the Parade which is scheduled for Saturday December 7th. Already we are halfway to reaching our target. Generous grants and donations so far have been received from the Greater Bedminster Neighbourhood Partnership, Compass Point: South Street School and Children's Centre, the South Bristol Co-operative Learning Trust, Watkins Solicitors, Paper Village and the first of our fund-raising tea parties run by a local resident - many thanks to one and all.


We want to repeat the three month project with artists in local schools and community centres culminating in the grand Parade of illuminated lanterns through the streets of Bedminster to our winter celebrations in the newly improved South Street Park. But we can only do it with the continued support of our community and sponsors. So what can you do to make this unique Bedminster based event happen once more?  If you can help or have suggestions as to how we can reach our target contact us via email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.