Bristol Big Give has raised over £100,000 for local and national charities by encouraging students to donate over 52 tonnes of unwanted goods. The huge total is more than five times larger than last year’s record-breaking sum.
The Bristol Big Give collects unwanted items donated by students living in halls of residence and privately owned accommodation and distributes them to over a dozen charities, as well as increasing awareness of responsible recycling.
A vast range of goods were donated including kitchenware, clothes, food, sports equipment and books. Students in private accommodation donated over 38 tonnes at twenty temporary British Heart Foundation donation points during the campaign which ran from 1 May – 7 July.