Fill A Flask Campaign

The ‘Fill A Flask’ campaign is designed and aims to distribute thermal flasks, one to each person sleeping rough. The distribution timeframe is specifically targeted for the beginning of summer, a time when many rough sleepers need a cold drink, the flasks are extremely durable and can therefore be used throughout the year. Since launching the campaign in 2018, we have distributed 6,000 flasks to rough sleepers in London, Manchester, Brighton, Birmingham and Norwich.

Dates confirmed:

  • LONDON 6th July
  • NORWICH 7th July
  • MANCHESTER 12th July
  • BRIGHTON 14th July
  • BIRMINGHAM 20th July
  • EDINBURGH 26th July
  • GLASGOW 27th July

READY TO GET INVOLVED ?

The primary objective of the campaign is to successfully distribute a flask filled with chilled water during the summer months to people forced to sleep on the streets. The secondary objective is to increase awareness of the work of Only A Pavement Away through enhanced media coverage and thereby recognition of our purpose, aims & values.

In 2022, in addition to handing out flasks forced to sleep on the street, we will also look to focus on visiting local homelessness shelters & walk-in centres where our volunteers will be able to spend more time with those using the centres. We will also look to offer sessions discussing opportunities and benefits of working within hospitality through Only A Pavement Away.

The campaign is funded via sponsorship and donations to support the costs of the production of the Flasks. If you are interested in becoming a sponsor of this year's Fill A Flask Campaign or to discuss organising a local Fill A Flask event please contact gregmangham@onlyapavementaway.co.uk

The use of flasks is environmentally friendly and based on a minimum average usage of each flask being filled three times per week per person living on the street at any one time could save over 5000 plastic water bottles being used in just one week.

Stats.

Homelessness - The Hard Facts

  • 280,000 registered homeless in 2021
  • 70,000 households in GB threatened with homelessness in 2021
  • 55% increase of people forced onto streets in gb last 5 years
  • 37,000 - number of people experiencing homelessness taken off the streets & put into hostels for Covid
  • 20% - people experiencing homelessness who have committed a crime to get off the streets
  • Average life expectancy of a woman living on the street 44
  • Average life expectancy of a man living on the street 46
  • 976 people died without a permanent home in 2021

Only A Pavement Away Value to Society.

  • The cost to support a person living on the street costs society c. £20,000 p.a
  • The cost of supporting an Only A Pavement Away member into work is c. £1,500
  • The cost to society to support 250 people forced to sleep on the street is c. £5 million p.a
  • Getting 250 people back into work puts c. £9 million back into the economy
  • Cost-saving to society through the Only A Programme is c. £4.5 million p.a

Fill A Flask News.

92 Volunteers Unite With Only A Pavement Away To Fill Water Flasks For Vulnerable Communities

92 Volunteers Unite With Only A Pavement Away To Fill Water Flasks For Vulnerable Communities

Following the success of the inaugural Fill a Flask campaign in 2019, 92 Only A Pavement Away volunteers in London and Brighton donated their time last week to fill and distribute 1,700 thermal flasks of cold water to homeless individuals who may lack access to...

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BBC Radio Interview – Fill A Flask

BBC Radio Interview – Fill A Flask

BBC RADIO interviews Greg Mangham from Only A Pavement Away about the Fill-A-Flask Campaign currently under way across the UK.

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Fill-A-Flask Featured On I Love Manchester

Fill-A-Flask Featured On I Love Manchester

Only A Pavement Away made an impact on Manchester recently when a group of 80 volunteers from Thaikhun, Gaucho, The Ivy, Malmaison and Casual Dining Group handed out 1400 reusable flasks on the streets of Manchester. Home Sweet Home, BrewDog, and Sandinista helped...

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