Charities benefit from Cleeve Wood shops

February 26 2018

BUSINESSES at Cleeve Wood Road shops in Downend have handed £775 each to two charities.

BUSINESSES at Cleeve Wood Road shops in Downend have handed £775 each to two charities.

The presentations to Jessie May children’s hospice and Heart Animal Rescue were from the proceeds of the successful Christmas event and came as the organisers announced they would not hold an event this year. They say they hope to run a smaller-scale one in 2019.

A spokesman said:  “The event will be scaled back in the future due to the amount of licences, paperwork, insurance and permits needed – all of which has greatly increased both running costs and the amount of time needed for planning. Although the event may be smaller in the future the aim will still be to raise as much money as possible for local charitable causes.”

The traders raised more than  £1800 in 2017, with the remaining £300  going to make  the area around the shops safer by installing more lighting.

Adam Jones, one of the business owners in the rank of shops said:  “We are delighted with how much we raised at the event and we’ve heard lots of positive feedback - we’re so delighted that the hard work paid off. . The committee at Cleeve Wood Road shops would like to thank everyone who attended the event and helped raise so much money for charity. “

The committee comprised Louise Chapman, Michelle Cipolla, Marcus Jones, Adam Jones, Jeni Ponting, Joanne Wade and Alison Workman. The event was also funded through donations from the following Cleeve Wood Road shops/businesses: CJ Hole, Cleeve Wood Pharmacy, Co-Op Funeral Care, Four Seasons Takeaway, M Coleman Estate Agents, Style Collection, Webbs Flowers, West 70 Photography and Animal House Vets. Downend & Bromley Heath Parish Council also contirbuted to the running costs.

The Cleeve Wood Road shops website ( and social media pages will provide updates on future events.