Natasha Sugarman at Drivers & Norris along with Yvonne at Agents Giving will be supporting Only A Pavement Away ‘Fill A Flask Campaign’. Fill A Flask is designed and aims to distribute thermal flasks, one to each person sleeping rough. The distribution time frame 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.
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 email@example.com
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.