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Snow way!

Thursday 7 January 2010

We don't let snow get us down...

 
Snow may be dangerous, cold and cause massive disruption, but for the staff and young people at 1625 Independent People, the snow means “get out there and get have a laugh!” and a chance to raise some awareness about homelessness in Bristol and South Gloucestershire. Together they built a huge snowman right outside Bristol City Council House. Our Chief Executive, Dom Wood, staff and young people who are temporarily staying at the St George’s Emergency Accommodation Unit in Hotwells donned their gloves, hats and boots to brave the icy conditions and have some fun while raising awareness of the plight of young homeless people in the area. Dom Wood said This is a perfect opportunity to remind everyone that the young people we support are essentially young adults and children. It’s also a great opportunity to do what most people want to do when it snows - go out and have some fun then go home to a warm house, have a hot meal and thaw out. The reality for many young people in Bristol is very different. So, once our snowman is in place in his new home we’ll go back to St George’s and cook everyone a well earned hot breakfast! And that's exactly what they did... Listen to Dom in an Interview with Phil Gibbons on Bristol Community Radio - If you don't want to listen to the whole show just forward the podcast to 12minutes 23 seconds. More information If you'd like more information about the work we do or would like to support us - give us a call on 0117 317 8800 or read our support pages.
All contents copyright© 2013. 1625 Independent People is a charity and a registered society (Co-operative and Community Benefit Societies Act 2014, reg: 23964R exempt from registration with the Charity Commission). Registered office: Kingsley Hall, 59 Old Market Street, Bristol, BS2 0ER. Created & Managed By Solsoft