Players from Bristol Sport clubs showed their support for the Bristol Sport Foundation’s #ChristmasPresence campaign. Players from Bristol City, Bristol Rugby, Bristol Flyers, Bristol City Women and Bristol Ladies Rugby were all in at Monica Wills House, Southville for the foundation’s Christmas Festival. The #ChristmasPresence campaign is aimed at raising awareness of loneliness among older people over the festive period. The festival saw the players deliver Christmas cards – designed by pupils on the Foundation’s Spectrum Project – to the home’s residents, before taking part in a range of light physical activities, including tai chi, boccia and board games. A school choir from Victoria Park Primary (below) sang carols, and a mince pie workshop was organised.
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