Our Headline Charity in 2019 is -
Caring in Bristol - helping homeless people 365 days a year.
Caring in Bristol is an effective local charity working to support homeless and vulnerable people in Bristol 365 days a year. For the past thirty years the charity has delivered projects locally that support this vision. These projects include a night shelter providing rough sleepers with a safe alternative to a night on the street. Last year the funds raised from the Dragon Boat Festival enabled Caring in Bristol to increase the number of beds for overnight accommodation to cater for increasing demand. In 2019 the money will be used for the expansion of early morning breakfast provision, the development and roll-out of later evening quiet space before the shelter opens for people to bed down, and to support day time drop-in facilities for young people who need additional support.
More details of this charity's work can be found at: www.caringinbristol.co.uk
Bristol Breakfast Rotary has staged the Dragon Boat Festival for 17 years and it has raised over £700,000!.
Over that time the Headline Charities have included:
In addition, some of the hundred or so other charities that have benefited include: