Trustees’ Annual Report & Accounts 2020

Our Trustees’ Annual Report & Accounts for the year to 29 February 2020 were approved at our online AGM on 24 November 2020 and were submitted to the Charity Commission the following day.

The Report includes full details of:

  • all the grants we made during the year
  • our two events
  • major improvements in the range and content of our publicity
  • our income and key donors
  • our assessment that our activities and the sustainability of the charity are not materially impacted by the Covid-19 emergency;

Mark Carwardine

In September 2019, celebrated zoologist, wildlife photographer and environmentalist Mark Carwardine gave a most entertaining illustrated presentation at Ashton Court Mansion on his “Travels and Tribulations of a Zoologist” around the world.

100 supporters thoroughly enjoyed the show which raised £1,500 for the Friends.

Ashcombe Park Bowling Club Captains’ Day 2019

Bowling club’s charity of the year 2019

Friends of Bristol Eye Hospital was Ashcombe Park Bowling Club‘s Charity of the Year for 2019. Martin Paterson said “As captain, I have the choice of which charity my club will support throughout the year. Many of our members, including myself, are currently undergoing or have received treatment at Bristol Eye Hospital. Therefore, to show our gratitude for all the treatment we have received, and after talking with Professor Sparrow, it was an automatic choice to support Friends of Bristol Eye Hospital.”

Overall, the club’s members raised £1,411 for us over the year.  Thank you very much!

27 March 2019, updated 25 November 2019
Camilla Drinkall presenting the cheque to Friends’ Treasurer Simon St Leger-Harris

Moorwood Art Show 2019

Moorwood Art is a contemporary fine art gallery in an ancient bluebell wood in Bruton, Somerset. Artists’ work is presented within a relaxed home environment and sculpture is displayed within the surrounding gardens and woodland.

The Friends were delighted that Moorwood Art made us their charity of the year for their Art Show in 2019. The show, which ran for two weeks in March, displayed the work of 45 artists, including paintings, sculpture, wood turning and pottery – and raised £1,000 for the Friends.

Camilla Drinkall, who has organised the annual Moorwood Art Show since 2010, chose the Friends as their charity of the year because of the excellent care and treatment given by Bristol Eye hospital to her husband Philip as he suffered from very bad short sight and had two lens implants in 2018.

1 April 2019, updated 28 June 2019