Caring at Christmas say thank you for our donation:

“Thank you so much for the donation of £365 and your support for Caring at Christmas!  This most  generous donation ensured that we could provide enough supplies for the many homeless people who used our shelter over the Christmas period.  2015 was (again) our busiest Christmas ever and the help we continually receive from our supporters is invaluable. 

This Christmas we provided a 10 day, 24 hour shelter for those who had nowhere else to go, providing a day centre for the West Country’s vulnerable as well as accommodation for the homeless.  We served 4,628 hot meals and approx.. 6,000 sandwiches, and the bed spaces were full every night, with 80 guests joining us on our busiest night.  We also offered access to a number of entertainments (such as Magicians and a Samba Band), and services providing medical and emotional support (St Johns Ambulance and the Samaritans).

Caring in Bristol works all the year to help homeless people in Bristol. We produce the Survival Handbook that gives practical advice to people who are, or are at risk of becoming, homeless.  We also run the youth charity Bristol Nightstop which helps young adults (aged 18-25) by placing them with host families rather than an emergency homeless shelter.

If you would like more information about our work, please visit or contact me on 0117 924 4444.  To save costs we are not producing a mid-year newsletter but please read about our activities and future events on the website.”

Gill Gray
Office Volunteer