From 8 to 22 March, donations made via The Big Give website were matched by a pot of government funding – doubling their value to us. The Big Give Women & Girls campaign kicked off on International Women’s Day (8 March) and ran for one week before being extended by The Big Give for a further seven days.
All of the funds raised through The Big Give will be used to support our night outreach service, which offers crisis support and a safe space to women street sex-working in Bristol.
"The 'yellow van ladies', as I still call them, taught me that it's the simple things that help...It's about being prepared to listen in a non-judgemental way...I think of you as bright twinkly stars in what is a cold, dark and scary night."- Faye
The van is often where we first meet women: it’s a warm welcome, a place of safety, a step towards further support.
It’s been inspiring to see so much support for the women over the last two weeks – from generous donations to imaginative fundraising. A huge thank you to everyone who has donated through The Big Give to help us continue our vital outreach service.
You can find out more about outreach via the link below.