Firm announces 2013 charities of the year
As the only organisation in Bristol to support street sex-working women, One25 helps around 300 vulnerable individuals per year. Most of the women they meet are homeless, acutely malnourished and addicted to drugs and/or alcohol, whilst many are deeply traumatised as a result of childhood abuse and extreme violence in their adult lives.
One25 offers these women the intensive support they need to step off the streets and away from violence, poverty and addiction: whether for crisis support on their night van, an afternoon at their drop-in centre, or permanently with the help of one-to-one caseworkers.
Our second chosen charity is The Julian Trust Night Shelter, a charitable trust that is wholly staffed, managed and financed by volunteers and voluntary donations.
Open five nights per week throughout the year, the Night Shelter offers mixed-sex dorm facilities for up to 18 people in Bristol. They also provide hot meals for between 80-100 homeless and rough sleepers, laundry facilities and clean clothes as needed, and access to a range of support services and outreach representatives.
Chris Miller, Managing Partner of Barcan Woodward, says:
“Both One25 and The Julian Trust have provided practical help and advice to our clients in the past. They do a wonderful job of supporting some of the poorest and most vulnerable people in Bristol and we’re really looking forward to partnering with them as our official charities of the year.
One25 and The Julian Trust have the full support of our staff and I hope that through our fundraising we can really help them make a difference.”
We’ll be providing regular updates throughout the year on our fundraising activities, including information about how you can support us and our chosen charities.
If you’d like further information about One25 and the work they do, visit www.one25.org.uk.
You can also find out about The Julian Trust by visiting www.juliantrust.org.uk.