Ending homelessness in Bristol
We recently welcomed the fantastic team at St Mungo’s to Willow Brook.
Here’s more information on this vital charity.
St Mungo’s exists to end homelessness and rebuild lives.
It runs more than 20 services in Bristol including the Bristol Outreach team, various accommodation for both men and women (including a new project for women who have experienced violence), mental health floating support, and the Bristol Recovery College, providing individual support to people who are or have been homeless.
Their vital work supports people in three main areas:
Our outreach teams go out every night to help people sleeping rough.
They provide a bed and specialist support to 256 people in the South West every single night of the year.
Their Recovery College provides links to employment via courses in literacy, construction and digital skills. We support people to manage physical and mental health issues which cause homelessness.
In the South West, St Mungo’s supports 256 people every night, and the Bristol Outreach team supported 881 people with no fixed abode.
Work in the pandemic
St Mungo’s was a leading partner in the Everyone In response across Bristol and the south of England. In the first six months of the pandemic, they:
- Helped more than 964 people across Bristol, Bath, Bournemouth, Christchurch and Poole to safely self-isolate in hotel rooms
- Supported more than 357 of these people to secure move-on accommodation
How to get involved
Will you join the Christmas Collections team and help collect vital funds for St Mungo’s? If you would like to sign up for a collection slot, please visit their website.
Virtual Christmas collections
Even with life returning to the new normal, you can still take part in your own virtual collection. You can create your virtual collection page, share the link and start collecting donations into your virtual tin; collect as an individual or team up with other colleagues to raise more. To sign up, please visit the Virtual Christmas Collections website.
Christmas fundraising ideas
Christmas this year will hopefully be full of gatherings, fun and festivity; so why not turn some of that into fundraising for St Mungo’s? You could throw a Christmas party, a quiz night, hold a festive bake sale or dress up to raise money. Whatever you do will help to raise vital funds to enable St Mungo’s to help as many people as possible.
Do you have children in your life that you’d like to teach about kindness and homelessness? Why not buy them their very own copy of Elvis, a tale of kindness and hope – all proceeds go to St Mungo’s and Julian House, and it makes a great stocking filler! Buy yours here.
Here to help
The Fundraising team are here to support you with any ideas or questions you might have about collections or setting up your own event. If you have any questions or would like some support, please email the Fundraising inbox.