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
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
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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