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The BBC Radio Bristol Alive Appeal

We’re asking for your help to make a difference to the lives of older people across our area.

For many older people - loneliness and isolation are a fact of life. Adapting to life in a care home can be overwhelming. People can find themselves feeling alone in unfamiliar surroundings. For those still living at home - day centres provide a crucial link to the outside world.

We're working with the local charity 'Alive' to put on activity sessions in care homes and day centres across Bristol, North Somerset, South Gloucestershire and Bath and North East Somerset.

The charity uses music, dance, storytelling, and objects from the past to spark memories and conversations. They bring joy, laughter and fun to people who may be living with dementia or who have become demotivated, depressed or inactive.

We are aiming to raise £33,000 by the end of March 2019. The money is funding 300 activity sessions and paying for memory boxes.

'The BBC Radio Bristol Alive Appeal' is changing the lives of older people who wouldn’t otherwise benefit from the work of ‘Alive’.

*This revised target was announced in January 2019.

How to donate

  • Online

Click here to donate online. The donation link will take you to Alive's donation page which is subject to Alive's Privacy Policy.

  • Text to Donate

To donate £5 text ALIVE to 70700

Texts cost £5 plus your standard network message charge and 100% of your donation will go to Alive. You must be 16 or over and have the bill payer’s permission. Click here for full terms and privacy notice. The text to donate service will close on the 31 January 2019.

  • Freepost

Send a donation to ‘Freepost BBC RADIO BRISTOL ALIVE APPEAL’. Please Note: You must write the address in capital letters, make your cheque payable to ‘ALIVE’ and your donation will be opened by the ‘Alive’ team.

Alive Registered Charity No. 1132708