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In the community

AbleWaste is proud to support local volunteer and amenities in and around Bristol

Lawrence Weston Community Farm

Ablewaste is proud to support the Lawrence Weston Community Farm

LW Logo Lawrence Weston Community Farm aims to improve the quality of life for local people and its service users by working with local people and others to provide a range of innovative, exciting, educational, environmental and recreational activities. We are particularly interested in combating social exclusion.  We provide a safe and supportive environment in which people can flourish and contribute positively to their community.

As well as providing opportunities to experience the daily delights of community farming and gardening, the farm also:

  • Brings people and communities together - make new friends, volunteering and placement opportunities, activities for children and young people, a safe and secure public green space…
  • Delivers education and skill development - hands on enjoyable learning opportunities, short course, accredited training, school groups…
  • Promotes environmental awareness - recycling, composting, wildlife, gardens, ponds, woodland…
  • Encourages healthy eating and exercise - wholesome food, exercise through gardening and practical work, cooking events…
  • Produces fresh, affordable local food - vegetables, meat, eggs…

Admission is free, and we are open all year round, so please come and visit us soon!

For full opening times and more information about the farm see the farm’s website:        Tel: 0117 938 1128

One25 - step away from the streets

Able Waste supports One25 charity for vulnerable women and families in Bristol.

One25  - Step Away From The Streets - charity for vulnerable women and families in Bristol Each year One25 works with around 300 women. The situations the women find themselves in range greatly from those trapped in the chaotic life of street sex-work to others who are courageously building a new life away from the streets. Your support will help each woman feel healthier, happier and truly cared for and give her the support she needs to transform her life.

"I am writing on behalf of everyone at One25 to thank you for so generously waiving your skip hire fee for our forthcoming FIREWALK event. It’s been a bit of a headache trying to organise the waste disposal for this event, so we feel hugely relieved and grateful that you stepped in to solve all our problems! It is lovely of you to think of the vulnerable women and families we support." Lu Willott, One25


Empire Fighting Chance

Able Waste are supporting Empire Fighting Chance - "Inspiring Champions through Courage Unity and Respect"

Empire Fighting Chance Bristol The Empire Amateur Boxing club has existed in the St Paul’s district of Bristol for over 40 years. Now in addition to champion-level coaching they also offer community boxing for young people helping to reduce anti- social behaviour, working in partnership with schools, pupil referral units and the NHS with mentoring and personal development sessions to tackle Mental Health and Obesity.

  • Empire work with over 200 young people a week
  • 60% male and 40% female attendees
  • 89% of young people at risk of exclusion who take part in our programme remain in education after our intervention.
  • 92% are no longer committing criminal activity
  • 96% were more confident
  • 90% made new friends
  • 98% felt fitter and better about themselves

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