Bristol Big Give 2019

Moving out of Bristol for the summer? Or are you just feeling the need for a deep cleanse of your personal space amongst all the deadline stress? 

The Bristol Big Give campaign is run every year by the Bristol Student Community Partnership, which is a collaboration between UWE Bristol and University of Bristol. It runs just before the end of the term, aiming to encourage you to donate any of your unwanted items before you move out of your accommodation, instead of throwing them away and building waste. The campaign then distributes these items to the British Heart Foundation as well as other local charities.

Last year, students donated 205 TONNES of reusable goods – which could raise up to a whopping £358,960 for charity! Not only is this incredible, but the whole campaign also aims to raise general awareness of the importance of recycling and responsible waste management. It also makes moving out a LOT easier and more efficient for you.

A massive range of items can be donated – think kitchenware, homeware, clothing, shoes, books, sports equipment, unopened food and more. Essentially, you can donate anything other than pillows and duvets, broken or dirty items, knives and hangers. 

You can drop off your items in the donation points around campus and halls, or the temporary BHF donation points around the city. See below for a full list of drop-off points!


UWE Frenchay Locations:

Wallscourt student accommodation

Carroll Court

Brecon Court

Cotswold Court

Mendip Court

Quantock Court


UWE Student Union

UWE South Entrance


UWE Glenside Locations:

Car Park 7

The rear of Accommodation Blocks


The Student’s Union

UWE Bower Ashton Bank Locations:

The Student’s Union

City Locations:

1-41 Holly Court Flats, BS2 8DQ

Clarence Place, BS2 8DD

Little Paul Street, BS2 8FD

241 Ashley Down Road, BS7 9BW

Horfield Library, BS7 0BD

Filton Avenue, BS7 0AQ

410 Gloucester Road, BS7 8TZ

248 Gloucester Road, BS7 8NZ

Redland Road Jct, BS6 6QT

South Road Jct, BS6 6QP

149 Whiteladies Road, BS8 2RA

Whatley Road, BS8 2PS

Alma Road, BS8 2DW

Byron Place, BS8 1JT

129 Trendlewood Park, BS16 1TD

Now, get decluttering! No one likes a hoarder…


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