Booking now open for our 2020 Fundraising Events!

We are delighted to share that Young Bristol’s Fundraising Committee are holding two fantastic events, to help raise vital funds for Young Bristol.

It is thanks to our supporters, that we have been able to expand and develop our impactful work across Bristol in 2019.  We can’t say thank you enough.

Limited tickets are available for both events and we anticipate these being high in demand. All proceeds raised will support Young Bristol’s work with children and young people across the city.

A Presentation by Simon McCoy – BBC Journalist and Newsreader 

Young Bristol would like to invite you to a Presentation by Simon McCoy, BBC Journalist and Newsreader.

Join us on Saturday 25th January 2020, 14:00 – 17:00 (14:30 start) at Merchant’s Hall, The Promenade, Bristol, BS8 3NH. Tickets cost £30.00 per person and includes a sumptuous Afternoon Tea.

About Simon McCoy

He joined TV-am as a News Editor and left in 1988 to go to Sky News, initially as a producer on the Sky News breakfast programme, Sunrise.

Between 1991 and 1996 he was appointed Royal Correspondent and covered all the major stories which affected the Royal Family.

After a job which involved travel around the world, Simon took a desk job – presenting the Sunrise programme on Sky News. He also presented the Tonight programme, and in 2003 co-anchored Sky’s coverage of the Iraq war on location in Kuwait and Basra. He was on air for five hours every day of the conflict.

In January 2004 Simon joined the BBC, presenting on both BBC Breakfast and the BBC News channel, subsequently taking over the morning slot on BBC News.

Simon was on the roster for coverage of the birth of the first child of the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge, Prince George. Stationed outside the Lindo Wing at St Mary’s Hospital with often little or no news to share, McCoy’s comments concerning the value of the news coverage made for (often sympathetic) headlines. And famously said, “The news is there is no news”

He has appeared as himself, reading the news, in the 2007 BBC Two drama Party Animals, in several episodes of Spooks, Holby Blue, and in The Amazing Mrs Pritchard. Simon also had a newsreading role in the 2006 Anthony Horowitz movie Operation Stormbreaker.

He came to the media’s attention again in 2017, when introducing a story about surfboarding dogs, with as little interest as possible, as only Simon can.

In 2017 he started presenting Afternoon Live – every weekday afternoon for BBC News.

Simon is the son of well-known retired Bristol Surgeon, David McCoy.

We would like to thank Simon for giving this talk to support our work with the young people of Bristol.

To purchase your tickets please visit

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A Night at Yeo Valley!

Young Bristol invites you to ‘A Night at Yeo Valley’ for a scrumptious Charity Dinner!

Join us on Thursday 13th February 2020, 7:00 p.m. for 7:30 p.m. at the spectacular setting of Yeo Valley’s Award Winning Restaurant located in the Chew Valley, by the very kind invitation of Yeo Valley.

Tickets cost £60.00 per person to include a Drinks Reception and Dinner. The menu features locally-sourced, organic produce.

A Raffle and Auction will also be held on the evening.

Tickets are very limited so early booking is advisable!

To purchase your tickets please visit

For further information regarding ticket sales please contact Young Bristol on 0117 929 2513 or email

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