This Wednesday, Only A Pavement Away’s (OAPA) ‘Fill A Flask’ Campaign will head to Brighton, helping to keep the city’s homeless hydrated.
Following a successful launch in London, the charity, which aims to help the homeless, ex-offenders and veterans find employment in the hospitality industry, will be handing out over 500 thermal flasks filled with water to the homeless across Brighton this week.
Volunteers from across the hospitality industry will be helping OAPA in giving the flasks out on Wednesday 24 July on the seafront, at Brighton station and also in the North Laines.
The flasks can be used throughout the year, so once they have been distributed, the public are encouraged to fill a homeless person’s flask with either a hot or cold drink, according to their needs.
“Thank you to all those companies and individuals who heard our call earlier in the year and helped us fundraise to make this campaign possible,” says CEO and founder of OAPA Greg Mangham. “It is such a worthwhile and vital cause, on long-hot-summer-nights dehydration can pose a real threat to those people living on the streets.
“I would also like to thank all the pubs, bars and restaurants who will act as filling stations, allowing us to use their facilities to fill the flasks with water before we distribute them. Due to the overwhelming support from the industry, I am delighted to announce that we will be taking this campaign to Manchester on Friday 9 August.”