Students’ cast-offs set to bring in £180,000 for charity

September 25 2014

OVER 15 tonnes of reusable goods - donated by local university students - were collected from Gloucester Road over the summer, as part of the Bristol Big Give Project.

OVER 15 tonnes of reusable goods - donated by local university students - were collected from Gloucester Road over the summer, as part of the Bristol Big Give Project.
The campaign, which ran from May until July this year, collected over 72 tonnes in total from across the city, raising up to £180,000 for local and national charities.
Bristol Big Give is an annual campaign organised by the Bristol Student Community Partnership - a collaboration between the University of Bristol and the University of the West of England, and their students' unions.
The campaign collects unwanted items donated by students living in halls of residence and privately owned accommodation, and distributes them to over a dozen charities.
The Bristol Big Project also aims to increase awareness of responsible waste management, including recycling and composting.
Goods donated include kitchenware, clothes, food, sports equipment and books.
Students in private accommodation were able to donate at temporary public British Heart Foundation donation points dotted across the city.
For more information about the Bristol Big Give project, visit: www.facebook.com/bristolbiggive

Bristol Big Give