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What We Do
We work with people who devote their time, towards improving the wellbeing and independence of older peopleFind Out more
Who We Help
We work with a number of organisations across Bristol and the wider region, offering support to older people most in need.Find Out More
I am delighted to take on the role of President of the Grateful Society from Professor Bhupinder Sandhu.
Based on the generosity of donors to the President’s annual appeal to finance its work, the Grateful Society supports volunteer led partner organisations to improve the health, well-being and independence of older people in Bristol and the surrounding areas. These organisations, along with their amazing volunteers, contribute hugely to the wellbeing of older people many of whom are vulnerable and lonely.
Bristol has been my home for the last 36 years since relocating with my wife to join Osborne Clarke as a lawyer. My long career with the firm included various leadership roles and a time in Silicon Valley. To be at the helm of a Bristol based organisation that has become a global leader in advising next generation businesses has been a privilege. Having retired from OC, I continue to use my experience in legal services as Chair of an off-shore law firm and Non-Executive Director of an international law firm. Outside work, I enjoy various sports, food and wine, travel and time with family and friends.
I am a proud ‘adopted’ Bristolian and keen to follow on the admirable work of Past Presidents to both ensure the funds raised are deployed broadly across our many different communities and to maximise our impact by channelling our funding to volunteer led partner organisations, particularly those in their early stages of development. Further details of the partner organisations currently supported by the Grateful Society can be found in the “Who we help” section of the website.
The next Annual President’s Appeal will take place in autumn 2023 and, as ever, the money raised will be spent carefully and efficiently, and quickly when necessary, responding to immediate need without red tape.
Your ongoing support for the charity and its partner organisations is hugely appreciated and will be even more appreciated in the challenging economic times ahead.
President of the Grateful Society
What we’ve been up to
Find out more about how we’ve been making a difference.
Young at Heart Club
The Young at Heart Club recently enjoyed a visit from the Brigstowe Band.
Bhupinder recently visited The Harbour, meeting with the CEO Natasha to find out more about their work. She learned how their specialist counselling supports the mental wellbeing and independence of older people in Bristol. Bhupinder says “After visiting The Harbour I now understand better how your specialist counselling service supports the mental well-being of older people […]
Chinese Community Wellbeing Society
Our President Bhupinder recently visited the Chinese Community Wellbeing Society’s educational seminar on health issues followed by a healthy lunch. Bhupinder says “It was an inspiring event. It was good to meet the helpers serving the meals, board members and to see the Chair and voluntary translators interacting with the participants. It was a very useful and […]
The Three Presidents Meet
The picture shows the three presidents taken at the church service at Saint Matthews Church, Cotham on the 26th October 2021.
The three incoming presidents and the three outgoing presidents will be meeting on the 16th of January 2022 at Grateful President’s house in order to make sure that all three societies work well together to maximise the impact of the money that’s donated to them for improving the well-being of older, vulnerable people in and around Bristol.Find Out More