Fundraising Event

FILL A FLASK 
JULY 2019 CAMPAIGN

FILL A FLASK

The ‘Fill A Flask’ campaign is designed to distribute 6000 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.

IMPORTANT: When donating to this campaign, please add ‘Fill A Flask’ as reference.

THE CAMPAIGN

READY TO GET INVOLVED?

WHEN: JULY 2019

The primary objective of the campaign is to successfully distribute a thermal flask to every rough sleeper on the streets of the U.K. The secondary objective is to increase the OAPA brand through enhanced media coverage and thereby recognition of our purpose, aims & values.

Cost
The cost for the campaign is £40,000. The use of flasks is environmentally friendly and based on a minimum average usage of each flask being filled three times per week per rough sleeper at 6000 rough sleepers saves 18000 plastic water bottles being used in just one week. Over a twelve-week period OAPA will have facilitated 216,000 cold drinks bought by the public for rough sleepers. The campaign will be funded via donations from the hospitality industry.

Timeline
The Fill A Flask campaign will be triggered over the month of July 2019.

Cities
London | Manchester | Bristol
Brighton | Liverpool | Newcastle

Stats

  • 12000 people commit their first offence whilst homeless.
  • Average lifespan of a rough sleeper is 46.
  • An average of 7000 veterans sleep rough per year.
  • The average cost to society of supporting a rough sleeper is £20k.
  • The combined average cost to society of financing a mix of rough sleeper, veterans and ex- offenders is £44k.

Only A Pavement Away Return to Society

  • Every rough sleeper costs society a minimum of £20,000 pa.
  • The cost of supporting an OAPA member is approximately £1200.00
  • Cost to society of 250 rough sleepers at £20,000pa each is £5,000,000.
  • Cost saving to society through the OAPA programme is £4,550,000.
  • Cost to society for every offender is £48,000.00

IMPORTANT: When donating to this campaign, please add ‘Fill A Flask’ as reference.

IMPORTANT: When donating to this campaign, please add ‘Fill A Flask’ as reference.