My Bristol Favorites: Kate Jones

Kate Jones is Community Fundraising Manager at The Grand Appeal, the charity dedicated to Bristol Children’s Hospital.

Kate works with fundraisers, supporting them throughout their journey.

Please contact Kate if you are interested in raising funds on your own or with friends and family, or if you would like more information on fundraising in memory of someone special.

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Here are Kate’s five favorites from Bristol:

goat ravine

Goats help restore wildflower-rich grasslands in Avon Gorge by chewing on woody species such as brambles and brush that – photo: Friends of the Downs and Avon Gorge

“Avon Gorge is the perfect place to escape for a nice walk. And if the scenery wasn’t enough, there’s Bristol’s Billy-Goats Gruff. Goats can sometimes be hard to spot, which makes it even more special when you see them!

Karaoke at Los Lanes

“I love singing all night at The Lanes. He is also a firm favorite among friends and colleagues. Usually you can find me singing Ironic by Alanis Morrisette. Also, the pizza is excellent.”

Ashton Court Park

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“Nothing beats starting my weekend with an Ashton Court parkrun. The first half uphill can be pretty brutal, but watching the deer roaming the estate provides a great distraction. Once you reach the top, you are rewarded with lush views. After the 5K, I have a post-race coffee at the cafeteria.”

spice up your life

“Spice Up Your Life is based in St Nicholas Market and has been my favorite lunch spot for the last 15 years. My order? The vegetarian special: curry, rice, poppadum and a side of dahl. Delicious!”

bristol own

The Bristol Children’s Hospital play team welcomed Bristol’s Own in 2018 – photo: Gromit Unleashed

“I am lucky to work opposite Bristol Children’s Hospital and see Bristol’s Own every day. This sculpture was originally part of Gromit Unleashed 2, the third art path in The Grand Appeal. Our city’s love for Gromit Unleashed and more importantly the millions it has raised for sick children in Bristol is amazing. Today, Bristol’s Own is used as a selfie spot. I will be meeting Grand Appeal fundraisers from across the Southwest and celebrating their accomplishments with a photo and a giant check. I have met thousands of supporters over the years who are truly inspiring and we are grateful for each and every one of them.”

Main photo: Great Appeal

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