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the Bath City FC Supporters Society to take a majority stake in the club and move Bath City FC towards community ownership. “This is a great day for Bath City


Bath city bid hits its target T


he Big Bath City Bid has succeeded in reaching the £300,000 needed to allow


FC and hopefully we can also make a difference for the city,” said Nick Blofeld, former CEO of Bristol Rugby Club. “The Big Bath City Bid has been driven by a passionate group of supporters of the club and also those who believe we can make a difference via sport in the local community. We all want the best for the club and have a vision for taking Bath City FC forward as a real community asset. “The effort put in by a wide


group of people to get support and encourage people to buy shares


has been extraordinary, and thanks must go to all those individuals, businesses and organisations who have responded by listening to us or reading about us and who have generously contributed.” Among the high profile club supporters who have been busy encouraging contributions is award-winning film director and lifelong Bath City fan Ken Loach. He said: “Community ownership means the club will be a hub for lots of different activities in the community, from young mothers with kids to older people taking part in things like Walking Football, serving as a centre for community activity. With the Bath City Foundation already very successful, we think there is still a lot more we can do, to transform the club and the area.”


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In 2017, BRACE (Alzheimer's Research) will mark 30 years funding world class dementia research in Bristol and in universities across the South West and South Wales. But we'd really rather not be doing this. The fact is that research into unravelling the changes in brain function that lead to Alzheimer's and other dementias and how these may be prevented remains woefully underfunded. For every £10 spent on dementia health and social care in the UK, just 8 pence is spent on the research to defeat it. With more business backing for BRACE, scientists could one day


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develop a life changing medication or vaccine to help everyone affected by dementia. The knowledge generated by BRACE funded dementia researchers is impressive and their work in the laboratory has led to ground breaking clinical trials. It’s a fact that long-term, painstaking research is the only real hope we have to transform the outlook for those who live with dementia or who will develop it in the future. BRACE exists to defeat dementia. We are proud of what we've achieved


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