Our Charity of the Year for 2022 is St Mungo’s.
St Mungo’s is a charity dedicated to transforming the lives of people experiencing homelessness in Bristol and around the country. As Bristol is one of the cities most impacted by homelessness in the UK, Bristol JLD is proud to be supporting St Mungo’s in the valuable work that it does.
St Mungo’s, throughout its 50 year history, provides health, care, accommodation, employment, finance and other recovery support services affected by homelessness. Each night, the charity provides a bed and support to more than 2,850 people and its 17 outreach teams make St Mungo’s one of the largest providers of outreach services in the country. St Mungo’s is also able to support its clients to access a range of external immigration advisers and solicitors ensuring people with more complex immigration matters get the most appropriate advice. The charity campaigns nationally to bring about government change on the issues that affect homeless people.
St Mungo’s vision is that everyone has a place to call home and can fulfil their hopes and ambitions. The work it does is underpinned by its values:
– Bringing out the best in people; equipping them to make their own decisions and reach their potential.
– Building clients’ confidence through support and encouragement and constructively challenge ourselves and each other.
– Respecting and valuing people for who they are, and believing that by giving people a voice, and listening to what they have to say, we all benefit.
– Open, and value differences. Involving clients, volunteers and staff and, where we see it, challenging discrimination.
– Dedicated to providing safe and effective services that work to achieve our aim.
– Maintaining high standards and achieving positive results for clients.
– Innovating and developing services to help people in the way that’s right for them.
– Constantly listening and learning. Open to change and work with others to achieve more and find solutions to challenges.
– Taking responsibility for actions, keeping people informed and always do what is said will be done.
– Communicating openly and honestly, taking on board feedback, and evaluating results and impact to improve.
St Mungo’s believes that rough sleeping can be ended by 2026 – essential to ending rough sleeping and homelessness is supporting people who are sleeping rough to find sustainable routes off the street.
Examples of what a donation can provide include:
- £50 – a one day literacy training course
- £100 – a two counselling session for someone recovering from homelessness
- £500 – a hot meal, bed and vital healthcare for 10 people
- £1,000 – a deposit for a person moving on from a hostel to independent living
We will be running various events though the year to raise funds and awareness for St Mungo’s, so please do watch this space!
Some of St Mungo’s own events include:
- Take the Lead – the dog walking challenge: August
- Bucket collections in Cabot Circus, Temple Meads Station and Bath Spa Station: late November into December
- Collecting Christmas presents: December
For more information about St Mungo’s and how you can help please click this link to the charity website: https://www.mungos.org/bristol/
Thank you everyone for supporting our Charity of the Year:
Charity of the Year 2019-2021: Ronald McDonald House – £890*
Charity of the Year 2018-2019: OTR (Off the Record) – £4,390
Charity of the Year 2017-2018: SARSAS – £3,734.30
Charity of the Year 2016-2017: The Sky Project – £2,757
Charity of the Year 2015-2016: Julian Trust Night Shelter – £6,023.55
Charity of the Year 2014-2015: Macmillan Cancer Support – £4,812
Charity of the Year 2013-2014: West of England MS Therapy Centre – £4,271.07
Charity of the Year 2012-2013: Children’s Hospice South West – £4,079.80
Charity of the Year 2011-2012: The Alzheimer’s Society – £4,929.06
Charity of the Year 2010-2011: Jessie May Trust – £4,632.31
In the Press:
- Lawyer2b – Bristol Junior Lawyers to focus on Children’s Hospice
- Bristol Law Society – Legal Life – Local Junior Lawyers raise impressive amount for the Alzheimer’s Society
- Bristol Law Society – Bristol JLD conclude successful fundraising campaign
- Bristol Law Society – Bristol JLD raise £4,271.07 for The West of England MS Therapy Centre
- Bristol Law Society – Bristol JLD raises £6,023.55 for Julian Trust Night Shelter
*During Covid-19 pandemic.