Only A Pavement Away (OAPA) is launching their ‘Fill A Flask’ Campaign, to help keep the homeless hydrated, on Monday 8 July in a number of areas across London.
Following a hugely successful fundraising campaign, the charity, which aims to help the homeless, ex-offenders and veterans, find employment in the hospitality industry, will be handing out over 800 thermal flasks, filled with water, to the homeless across the Capital.
Volunteers from across the hospitality industry will be helping OAPA in giving the flasks out on Monday 8 July in the following locations:
- Liverpool Street station
- Covent Garden
- Charing Cross
- Tottenham Court Road
- Kings Cross
- London Bridge
These durable 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.
CEO and founder of OAPA, Greg Mangham, said: “I am so excited to launch our Fill A Flask Campaign. 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. 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 be filling stations, allowing us to use their facilities to fill the flasks with water before we distribute them. I am looking forward to building on the success of this campaign in London in other cities across the country.”
Greg added: “As well as providing support for vulnerable people on the street, a key objective of this initiative is to raise awareness of Only A Pavement Away, so we can get the message across about how we can help the homeless find employment in the hospitality industry. In doing that, we hope to encourage the public to donate to the charity, which will help us get more people into employment in the long term.”
For more information on how to get involved, please visit: https://onlyapavementaway.co.uk/get-involved/