Thank you to everyone who has used the two contactless donation points that were installed in Broadmead in May 2017.
To date you have donated £15,247, including £482 in April 2019. The money has helped ensure that an average of 896 beds were provided so people do not have to sleep on the streets – that equates to running all Bristol’s night shelters for almost 14 nights.
Sleeping rough is cold and lonely, dangerous and potentially life threatening; your support of this campaign has helped to ensure more people are safer off the streets.
Safer off the Streets
SOS Bristol is a campaign that was started in response to the high numbers of people sleeping rough in the city. Your support for SOS Bristol will directly fund emergency night shelters beds in Bristol provided by four charities St Mungo’s, Julian Trust, Caring in Bristol and Crisis Centre Ministries.
The charities provide a safe and warm place for people to get vital sleep and respite without the fear or threat of violence. The need for somewhere safe to sleep as a short term measure is clear, but the work of the shelters doesn’t stop there. While accessing the shelters all of the charities work with people to address longer term housing and support needs to help escape homelessness for good.
You will find one of the contactless donation points near Primark, on the junction of Union Street and The Horsefair, and the other near Tesco Metro on Broadmead.
An additional contactless donation point can be found at the Tourist Information Centre on the Harbourside and you can also donate online HERE.
Photo: Cllr Lesley Alexander, Lord Mayor of Bristol 2017/18