No social events currently scheduled

We have held no social events since the Covid-19 emergency started.  When we resume events, we will announce plans for any future events here and on our social media pages and send details to our supporters who have requested such details.


Our AGMs are usually held in May each year.  Since 2020 our AGMs have all been held online.  In 2023 it was possible to attend in person (in the hospital) or online.

Our next AGM should be in May 2024.  This will probably be in the hospital.  Wherever it’s held, it will be possible to view online as well.

The date and time will be announced on our website and notified to Members in March 2024.

Last updated 26 October 2023

Previous Events

Mark Carwardine

We had a thoroughly enjoyable evening at Ashton Court Mansion on 26 September 2019. Over 100 friends and supporters attended and all were spellbound by Mark’s highly entertaining illustrated talk of his many and varied wild adventures. We raised almost £1,500 from the event.

Very many thanks to:

  • Mark for his time and energy helping us to raise funds
  • Everyone who came to support the event or help organise
  • Those who couldn’t come but sent donations
  • Artspace Lifespace for the use of the Mansion
  • All those who donated raffle prizes, including Bristol In Sight (hop on hop off open top bus tours), Majestic Wine in Portishead, Stanfords of Bristol, Doug Allen, Mark Carwardine and several trustees.

Ashton Court Mansion is managed by Artspace Lifespace, a Registered Charity (No 1168150) that works to secure and re-cycle interesting, unusual and often difficult vacant buildings as vibrant self-sustainable, affordable, creative and inclusive multi-use art venues.

Charity Race Night

We hosted a great evening at Churchill on 17 May 2019.

The event raised almost £2,100 for the Friends. Many thanks to all our sponsors and supporters for making it such a success, especially:

  • The Kitchen Man for sponsoring the Event;
  • About Face, Cedar Wealth Management Ltd, Ince Metcalfes, Rachel’s and Michael’s Antiques, Saints Old Boys FC, David & Christine Froude, Richard Markham and Matthew & Alice Owen for sponsoring all of our 8 Races;
  • organisers Nik & Wendy Beatty

plus all those who named horses, attended on the night, gave donations or worked so hard to make it happen.