PLEASE HELP US CONTINUE TO PROVIDE
THE LIGHT AT THE END OF THE TUNNEL

We're passionate about ending loneliness and social isolation which is killing people in our Community. The people standing up together making a huge difference! We're volunteer led, non profit making and need to keep our Cafes going and open more in other areas too! 

Please can you stand up with us by volunteering or donating your unwanted items? If we all give a little it will amount to a lot. Thank you and please look at our website to see what we do. Pop into one of our Cafes

for a Cuppa and a bite to eat. You'll receive a

very warm welcome and that's a promise!

Looking forward to meeting you soon!

OUR STORY SO FAR

My name is Gillian Flower and I'm the founder of Bristol Community Cafes. I've known great loneliness in my life and it took all my courage to do something about it. I talked my daughter Michelle into joining me and my husband Mark gave up a job he loved to join us! It was time to ask the people to stand up with us and we haven't sat down yet. Myself, husband and daughter do all the day today work and it's taken over our lives! Together we opened our first Cafe on 26th September 2018. Another one quickly followed. Hundreds of lovely people just like you come through our doors each week and we're looking to open another NOT for profit Cafe this year! We're non profit making and volunteer led. It's all about the people standing up together and making a difference! We rely on donations to help us keep going. It's time to invest in our future because things will only get worse. Loneliness is a bigger killer than cancer but unlike cancer it can easily be cured with friendship in our lives. We've come a long way in a very short space of time and we have an awful lot more to do yet. We hope you'll feel inspired when you look at our website and decide to support us in some way! With you on our team we can give countless more people something to look forward to each week and a jolly good reason to get out of bed in the morning! Right now we're feeling really proud to be British and hope you are too! Why? Because by working together we can cure loneliness and that is something our amazing NHS can't. So many lives were lost fighting wars to give us our freedom. Let's make sure that was not in vain. What's the point of being free if your world is full of loneliness and despair? Let's make everyone's world a better place to live in. Thank you!

 

Our Mission

To end loneliness by giving people some space to meet up in a safe welcoming environment. Offer a listening ear to ensure everyone has a voice that is heard. Encourage and support new friendships. Improve mental health, build confidence and self worth. Champion equality and a sense of belonging! 

Our Vision

We aspire to build better, stronger Community spirit. Reduce loneliness and social isolation. Provide a safe welcoming environment filled with laughter and friendship. Open more NOT for profit Cafes to give people a jolly good reason to get out of bed in the morning!

Your Frampton Cotterell Cafe

Every Monday

(except Bank holidays)

Crossbow House

School Road

Frampton Cotterell

BS36 2DB

 

Open 12 noon till 3pm

 

Our New NOT for Profit Cafe

OPENING ON 23rd MARCH 2020

A host of passionate volunteers who are queuing up to welcome you warmly!

ALL our Cafes have DISABLED ACCESS and a CAR PARK. 

Looking forward to meeting you soon!

Your North Common Cafe

Every Tuesday

North Common Village Hall

16 Millers Drive

North Common

BS30 8YH

 

Open 12 noon till 3pm

 

Lovely light, bright airy Cafe with an abundance of happy, friendly volunteers that will welcome you warmly!

ALL our Cafes have DISABLED ACCESS and a CAR PARK. 

Looking forward to meeting you soon!

Your Kingswood Cafe

Every Thursday

Kingswood Community Centre (KCA)

High Street Kingswood

    BS15 4AB   

 

 Open 12 noon till 3pm

 

Large friendly Cafe on the main road so buses are good. Lots of happy volunteers that will welcome you warmly!

Pick up some bargains on our 50p sale table which changes each week!

 

DISABLED ACCESS and CAR PARK. 

 

Looking forward to meeting you soon!

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Gillian Flower (Founder)

I feel blessed to be the founder of

Bristol Community Cafes

I make sure all our guests are well looked after. Source donations to sell on my selling site and the driving force that keeps us moving forward. 

Mark Flower (Logistics)

My husband is the wind beneath my wings! Retired from his Engineering job he loved to join us. He happily gives lifts, collects donations, delivers orders and takes care of us girls!

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Michelle Ford (Administrator)

Michelle who is our daughter plans and cooks all the delicious meals at our Cafes. Often planning meals for people with special diets. Does all the

 admin and looks after all our amazing volunteers!  

A FEW OF OUR LOVELY FRIENDS THAT COME TO OUR CAFES

Directors here to help 

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OUR CAFES CHRISTMAS MEAL 2019

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OUR CHRISTMAS MEAL ON THE 25th DECEMBER 2019

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SUNDAY ROAST - JANUARY 2020 - AT OUR NORTH COMMON CAFE

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NOW THE MOST IMPORTANT BIT - A FEW OF OUR LOVELY FRIENDS COMMENTS!

Thank you Gill for allowing me to bring Marlowe. It has enabled me to mix and make new friends as I am unable to leave him at home. Love love the cafe.
Jake also loving ‘ helping’, it’s giving him a purpose, so thank you for making him welcome. Marilyn  xxx 

 

I have been going to the Community Cafe's for over 13 months. It has changed my life, made some wonderful friends and so look forward to Tuesdays and Thursdays. A lovely atmosphere, please join us.  Gill Morris

 

I have known Gill and Mich for quite some time now. I go to the cafes and have met very friendly and lovely people there. The food is really nice and there is a choice. Come along you will meet lovely people there. I cannot praise Gill, Mich and the volunteers enough for all the hard work they do.  Iris

 

Yes, Amazing place to meet friends, have a Chat, Gill and all her Volunteers do a Great job, Keep up the good work. Christopher Hunter

Thank you for giving my mum something to carry on living for.  Angela

 

Wonderful welcome, safe, secure loving place to make friends and kind caring people running it. can't fault it xx  Carole Yoxall

 

Friendliness a warm welcome and great food. Erica Harrison

 

Take the plunge in 2020 and come along to one of the community cafes, you will be sure of a warm welcome, have a cuppa and meet new and old friends. Pam

Lovely quality food & drinks. Really good value. Fantastic company & lovely support for me on my own! S x x  Sandra Newth

 

I was just passing through Kingswood and happened upon this cafe.....there was a real buzz about it with people sharing conversation and food together. What a fantastic thing to do! John

I have been going to the community cafes for quite a few months. Great food, great company and great friends made. Join us, you will be made so welcome!  Lisa Campbell

When I lost my husband the light went out of my life. Going to the Cafes which we all call Club has given me a reason to smile again. Thanks to Gill, Michelle, Mark and all their amazing volunteers. God bless you all. Sue x

Going to the Cafe gives me something to look forward to each week. The Christmas meal was a real treat and now Michelle is cooking Sunday roasts. It's just like Christmas all over again! Sunday once a month now I don't have to eat alone. That means the world to me. Thank you very much everyone. Barbara

I can't imagine life without our Club. I feel I belong there. My second family. Feeling blessed. Thank you Rosemary x

Everyone is treated the same and everyone is always happy. If I feel a bit low when I get to our Community Cafe it lifts as soon as I walk through the door. Ann

VOLUNTEER VACANCIES

We need to invest in our future because things will only get worse. A few hours of your time is all that is needed to make a huge difference and save lives!

Please Join Our Happy Team - Thank You!

YOUR UNWANTED ITEMS ARE TREASURES TO US!

Lovely people just like you give us their unwanted items to sell to enable us to keep our NOT for profit Community Cafes open. Anything you would normally take to the Charity Shop we can sell to raise funds and ALL the money goes into the Bank. We have our own Selling Site on facebook where we sell all the donated items. We're a Community of friends and this is how it works! Most people on our selling site give us donations and buy from us as well. So we sell things at bargain prices! Everyone gives us their unwanted items and we distribute them to friends that would like them! It's brilliant and works really well. Here is a link if you would like to join https://www.facebook.com/groups/2206057709721900/

If you have anything you would like to donate to us we would love to hear from you!  Your donation will make a huge difference and will be very much appreciated too! Every £ we earn enables us to reach more people who are feeling lonely and isolated. What is rubbish to you is a treasure to us and a lifeline to the people we serve. It's very important you know how much your act of kindness will change lives. Why not contact us now?

 

You can deliver to us in St George Bristol BS5 or to one of our Cafes (see details below) which would be such a great help! We can also collect within a reasonable distance. Thank you!

 

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PLEASE DONATE 

YOUR DONATION COULD SAVE A LIFE

THANK YOU!

No matter how much you can afford to donate it will make a huge difference. Your support spurs us on to do more and is very much appreciate too! Thank you for being a friend to the people and for believing in us and what we work tirelessly to achieve! Here's to us and the friends we are yet to meet thanks to your generosity! 

In Person

45A Clovelly Close

St George

Bristol UK

BS5 7NU

Online

Make a tax deductible donation‏.

Over the Phone

It's easy to donate offline too.

Tel: 0117 902 5779 or 07948 393 397

CONTACT US 

Bristol Community Cafes

Tel Gill: 0117 902 5779 or 07948 393 397

We would love to hear from you

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