Could you help Weston-super-Mare project hit £6k fundraising target?

PUBLISHED: 12:30 19 August 2016

Bringing Communities Together decorating.

Bringing Communities Together decorating.


A Weston not-for-profit organisation which encourages 'community cohesion' is hoping to raise £6,000 to improve its services.

Bringing Communities Together (BCT), which is based in Alexandra Parade, offers short learning classes, such as English for foreign speakers, which are designed to help people make new friends and fit into the wider Weston community.

One of the services it offers is pilates classes and its founder, Caroline Ashworth, has set up a crowdfunding campaign so more people can use the service and enjoy the activity’s benefits.

Works to improve the centre have already started, as the building’s floor has recently been resurfaced and a painting party was held on Saturday to repaint the walls.

However, Caroline says if the project successfully reaches its crowdfunding target of £6,000, it will be able to offer additional pilates classes to more people and will be able to buy extra equipment.

Caroline, aged 48, said: “One of the things we want to do is to raise funds to be able to buy some more equipment. We want to get some stability balls and other resources.

“I want to have better resources to cater for a broader range of people.

“The benefits of pilates are massive, but they do not happen overnight. I would like everyone to have the opportunity to come along regardless of their ethnicity, size or access to support.

“It is all about community cohesion – our main aim is to get people to assimilate. Pilates is just another way of doing it really.”

To donate to BCT’s campaign, search for Pilates For Community Wellbeing on

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