2022 Charitable activitiesClimalife UK
Climalife is pleased to be supporting two local charities this year, the Community Fridge and Off the Record.
Community Fridge | Cafe Church Bristol
A Community Fridge is a social space that brings people together to eat, connect, learn new skills and reduce food waste. Hubbub coordinates the world’s largest Community Fridge Network with a whopping 250 Community Fridges now running across the UK. Thanks to Co-op, the charity has been able to double the network by funding a further 250 new fridges, which will save a total of 34 million meals from going to waste annually across the network of 500 fridges.
In 2021, the Community Fridge Network estimates that they:
- Redistributed around 3,150 tonnes of surplus food, that's the equivalent of 7.5 million meals*!
- Welcomed over 1 million visits from 250,000 visitors
Community Fridges also do so much more than helping reduce wasted food, they're social spaces where people come together to learn new skills, make friends and try something new.
Our local community fridge is in Patchway and is run by Cafe Church who collect food from food retailers that they would otherwise be throwing away. Most of this has gone passed its best before but is still good enough to eat. People can also put food in the fridge eg. If you grow your own vegetables or are going away on holiday, as long as its still good enough to eat it can be put in the fridge. The fridge is there for everyone to use.
*WRAP Love Food Hate Waste May 2020
Off the Record
Off the Record is a mental health social movement by and for young people aged 11-25 living in Bristol and South Gloucestershire. It supports, promotes and defends the mental health, rights and social position of young people.
In 1965 OTR began life a combined initiative between the Bristol Association of Youth Clubs and Bristol Marriage and Family Guidance Council. In the course of their work in youth clubs and schools, both organisations were aware of the considerable numbers of young people for whom counselling would be appropriate. In the absence of a service that was free, confidential, and targeted specifically at young people, Off the Record (Bristol) was born.
OTR’s beliefs, collectively developed across the organisation, underpin our work as a mental health social movement. At all times, OTR strives to give a choice and a voice to young people:
We believe that our offer should be inclusive of all cultures and identities.
OTR’s work not only recognises but actively celebrates diversity.
We believe that young people have unique strengths, interests and circumstances.
OTR will continue to develop creative and diverse services to give young people choice.
We believe that the world around us impacts our wellbeing.
We all have mental health. OTR places our wellbeing in a social, political and environmental context.
We believe in placing young people at the heart of our work.
OTR’s work is guided by young people’s voices; empowering and mobilising young people to make change, both individually and collectively.
We believe in innovating and evolving to improve our offer for young people.
Throughout our long history we have adapted to an ever-changing world and we will continue to do so to ensure our work remains relevant for young people.
We believe that relationships are what make the difference.
OTR’s approach centres around relationships between individuals, peers and communities.
We believe in the power of partnerships.
OTR emphasises peer relationships and organisational collaboration to improve young people’s mental health.