Thank you to everyone who has used the two contactless donation points that were installed in Broadmead last spring. Since May 2017 you have raised £9,269 for the Safer off the Streets campaign including £1,084 raised over the last two very hot months of May and June.
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.
Through your support you will have helped the charities to provide on average 545 night shelter beds, which equates to keeping all of the shelters running for over a week. Thank you!