Every year Brislington WI choose a charity to support: This year the contenders are:
Feed The Homeless BRISTOL has been going since February
2016, and has been registered as a charity since October 2016
(charity number 1169924). Our volunteers are split into three
main groups; the cooks provide hot meals, sandwiches and
snacks, the walkers distribute this food along with any warm
clothing, blankets and sleeping bags that have been donated,
directly to the needy on the streets and the management team
(including our dedicated trustees) help ensure we meet our core
objectives and continue to grow.
Currently all activities centre around distributing hot meals to the homeless within the
Bristol city centre on Fridays, Saturdays & Sundays and in Weston Super Mare 7 days a
week. With the continued support from our vibrant and caring multi-faith-based
community, we hope to build upon this and reach even more homeless people in the
Womankind is a registered charity and a company limited by
guarantee. The organisation was founded in 1986 and since
that time has provided a range of services for women with
mental health problems in the Bristol area.
Mission - To help women improve their mental health and well-being. Our hope and
belief is that because of our help, women will experience a better quality of life, participate more fully in society, enjoy more fulfilling relationships and be better able to care for
themselves, and where appropriate, their families.
Values - Womankind exists to enable women to define their own mental health needs.
Aims to improve the quality of women’s lives by helping them to become less dependent
on mental health and social services. Aims to make its services accessible to women on
Womankind recognises that the roots of women’s difficulties are often linked to personal
life histories. We also recognise that the social and political environment in which women
live affect their mental health.
SARSAS are a specialist support service for people in Bath
and North East Somerset, Bristol, North Somerset, Somerset, or
South Gloucestershire, who have experienced any form of sexual
violence, at any point in their lives.
SARSAS offers a confidential helpline, regular support sessions, counselling, and email
support to any individuals subjected to sexual violence, exploitation, intimidation, coercion
or harassment, whether physical or verbal. We can also offer training and advice to
professionals. SARSAS also supports friends and family of people affected by sexual
SARSAS currently offers a helpline service 5 times a week, structured support, email
support, and we can also provide advocacy services.
We believe rape and sexual violence is never the fault of the victim and we will always
believe and support you. We understand that it is difficult to talk about these things. We
can offer a safe and private space where you will be believed and you won’t be judged.
SARSAS is currently funded by Bristol City Council, Ministry of Justice, charitable and
statutory grant makers and donations from individuals.
SARSAS works to raise awareness of sexual violence and challenge the myths and misconceptions about it. We lobby and campaign locally and nationally to promote the needs