Bristol – Social Responsibility in South West England

Bristol has long been one of our nation’s most charitable cities and in 2014 it was the 4th most generous with 31.3% of residents giving cash to good causes. Research by the Charities Aid Foundation (CAF) and Bristol University shows that “young people are failing to keep up with their forebears in the generosity stakes”, but here’s a few stories that show Bristol is bucking the trend.

Bristol runner Ben Smith wins top sporting award

Ben Smith runner

Marathon man Ben Smith, who completed an amazing 401 marathons in as many days, has just been honoured with a top sporting award. Bullied as a teenager, Ben took on the mammoth task to raise money and awareness for anti-bullying charities. Read more here.

Selfless Bristol teenager sets up online fund to buy sandwiches for city’s homeless

A selfless teenager who spends his pocket money on sandwiches for the homeless has set up a fundraising page to help feed more people. Read more here.

Bristol charity Hawkspring saved with £100k donation

A drug and alcohol support service in Hartcliffe which was due to close next week has been saved. Read more here.


2017 a Charitable Year in Bristol

And as 2017 begins, it seems Bristol continues to blaze a trail with charity events including

Get your rave on and party at Bristol’s neon run

Sat 29 April – Register here.

An illuminating run is giving you the chance to get your rave on and raise some much-needed money for good causes – there’s also going to be a huge afterparty.

Bristol Neon Run

Rotary Club Dragon Boat Race

Sun 18 June – More info here.

Offering fun while raising funds for charity. The Festival is held at Baltic Wharf, Harbourside. In 2017 the headline charity is The Southmead Hospital Charity for Prostate Cancer

Rotary Club Boat Race


Oodles to Launch Beta Trial in Bristol

For all of these reasons and many more, oodles is happy to announce a pilot program for the oodles charity charm bracelet and oodles charity credits will take place in the South West. The Launch will take place in March 2017 with an exact to be announced.

There are already over 20 local charities registered to receive donations through oodles, however there are still a limited number of places available for other regional and national charities to sign up. Charities can start the registration process by completing the online form here.

The pilot program is expected to run for three months. If successful it will then be followed by a nationwide roll-out! You can follow the progress of the launch on Facebook and Twitter.