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Unseen: What we do for our chosen charity #volunteersweek

Rebecca Tomlinson, Editorial Assistant

Rebecca Tomlinson, Editorial Assistant

In the spirit of #volunteersweek, we thought it would be a good idea to let people know about the great charity work that Policy Press get involved in. 

This year, we are supporting Unseen, whose main mission is ending slavery. By concentrating their efforts on three main areas – supporting, equipping and influencing – they are starting to tackle the issue in a way that really works.

If you haven’t before I’d definitely encourage you to take a look at their website, especially their case studies.

These have really brought it home to us at Policy Press the realities of human trafficking and the horrors that so many people are going through behind closed doors on our streets, vulnerable and enslaved.

Dorina’s story –  Continue reading ‘Unseen: What we do for our chosen charity #volunteersweek’

Policy Press – a year in charity

Throughout 2014 Policy Press supported St Mungo’s, a charity supporting the homeless and those at risk of homelessness. We got involved in some great activities. Below is a summary of the year.

December 2013

Victoria

Victoria wins the mince pie bake-off!

Policy Press staff and authors kick-started our year of activity by donating to St Mungo’s in lieu of sending Christmas cards.

We also held a mince-pie bake off amongst staff. Congratulations Victoria!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

January 2014

Woolly hat day

Woolly Hat Day 2014

On Friday 31st January we took part in St Mungo’s Woolly Hat day, wearing our woolliest hats to work and holding a cake sale.

 

 

 

 

March, April, May, June

Our monthly charity coffee mornings were a real success with Policy Press staff and colleagues in other University departments.

 

September

Charity quiz poster

For our big fundraising event of the year Policy Press held a ‘pub’ quiz. The event was a great success with teams from other Bristol publishers taking part, and prizes donated from local Bristol businesses.

 

 

 

 

 

 

October

painting

Painting and decorating at St Mungo’s

Policy Press staff spent the day volunteering at a St Mungo’s crisis centre for men, in Bristol – decorating, making soft furnishings and cooking.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

In 2015 we will be supporting Off the Record, a charity that runs a range of projects across Bristol and South Gloucestershire to support young people to improve their mental health and well-being.

If you would like to donate please visit our local giving page.


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