Bristol and the wider region

Improving the wellbeing and independence of older people​

Loneliness and the feeling of being unwanted is the most terrible poverty.

Mother Teresa

Alleviating loneliness and social isolation to improve the health, well-being and independence of older and, often, vulnerable people in Bristol and the surrounding areas are at our core. Based on the generosity of donors to the President’s annual appeal, the Grateful Society (both in combination with other charities and on its own) supports around 25 volunteer led partner organisations that tackle this issue.
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We work with organisations offering support to older people most in need.
Featured Organisation: BS3 Community
This community club organise, with the help of volunteers, a weekly lunch and quiz
Message from the President
"There is no apparent slowdown in the shortfalls of money that particularly the elderly and lonely are experiencing. The economy is in a transitional period and is challenged on so many fronts both at home and internationally.

Loneliness can be eased considerably by financial support and here at the Grateful Society we aim to continue to raise well needed funds to ease that financial burden.

One of my focuses during my year in office is to bring music and musical experiences (part of my personal passion in life) to those that can not normally access those venues and experiences, it has been proven that this will help considerably with the mental state of those we want to support. I hope you can join me in helping"

Chris Ladkin, President 2024.
Supported Organisations