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Ocean supports: the place for making a difference

Since we started 35 years ago, Bristol has been very good to Ocean. So we do our best to give something back. As a business, and as individual team members, we put a lot of time and energy into supporting all kinds of local good causes - from junior football to environmental schemes.

We are particularly aware of the the increasing number of people who are homeless and rough sleeping. . .

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Ocean supports SOS

The Safer off the Streets campaign aims to support Bristol’s 4 night shelters, which provide emergency accommodation for people sleeping rough in the city. 

Each shelter provides somewhere safe and supportive to stay whilst volunteers and staff work to help people find accommodation, and help with health and employment issues. This often involves linking in with other local services including hostels, the Bristol Recovery College, treatment programmes and other opportunities.  

Who is it being run by?

St Mungo’s, The Julian Trust, Caring in Bristol and Crisis Centre Ministries. All charities are members of Bristol’s Rough Sleeping Partnership and work together to run the shelter programme. They will all benefit from the campaign. 

Bristol Rough Sleeping Partnership was set up by Bristol City Council in November 2015 to tackle the problem of street homelessness in the City. 

As well as the charities above, the wider partnership also includes Avon & Somerset Police and the Golden Key Programme. The night shelter programme is a key area of the Partnership’s work which also includes Bristol Street Aware for local businesses and developing a ‘One City’ approach to tackling homelessness and rough sleeping. 

Helping via Contactless Donation Points

Ocean have introduced one in our office at 199 Gloucester Road, Bishopston and another at our Southville office on North Street. 

The units are a contactless donation points where shoppers and members of the public can use their bank card or smart phones to donate £2 to the SOS Bristol campaign when passing by. 

There are also Donation Points in Broadmead shopping centre and one at the Energy Hub on the waterfront at the tourist information centre.

Alternatively, people can visit SOS fundraiser and donate online.

To learn more please watch this short film

 

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