Soup Run

The soup run meets a need to support rough sleepers who are not covered by other agencies. Bristol Soup Run Trust is a registered charity approved by the City Council. All workers are voluntary, not even receiving expenses.

Every night of the year, the Trust's volunteers go out with food, hot drinks, clothes, blankets, and other essential needs. We meet rough sleepers at designated drop-off points, and at other places they are known to frequent.

The St Augustine’s rota is for alternate Saturdays. The people we meet are friendly, polite, and share a noticeable sense of community and support for each other.

You can help us in a number of ways. Firstly by praying for the homeless and the work of the trust. People with a genuine interest in helping the homeless can help for one evening, to see if the work suits them. We also need the following items: Toothbrushes, toothpaste, shampoo, soap, disposable razors, candles, matches, wrapped chocolate snack bars, and deodorant. (There is a place in the Narthex where you can leave all donations for the `Soup Run`) Also tinned sandwich fillings and items of clothing, and blankets –good condition please.

* * However, we cannot take bedding other than blankets - please, no duvets, sheets or pillows - as these cannot be used by people on the streets - imagine how heavy a rain soaked duvet is...

Note. New Underwear and socks are especially needed, as these cannot be purchased in Charity shops. To find out more, contact Deacon John or Philip McWilliams via the parish office.