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Here at BWOC supporting our local community is something we are passionate about. That’s why we are always looking for new ways to help and donate to charities and organisations that are prominent in the surrounding area.


Below you can find details of each individual charity we have supported in the past and learn more about the amazing work they do.

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Every Child Needs Christmas

www.facebook.com/childsxmas
www.bwoc.co.uk/every-child-needs-christmas-campaign

ECNC is a local Charity that collects and distributes Christmas gifts to children who may not otherwise receive one. They work with a small legion of organisations who identify and refer children in need. Last year they achieved 10 van loads & routes and 12,200 brand new gifts sent out into the community.

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Weston Hospice

www.westonhospicecare.org.uk
www.bwoc.co.uk/supporting-weston-hospicecare

For more than 30 years Weston Hospice has given palliative care to people with life-limiting illnesses in Weston-super-Mare and North Somerset completely free of charge. The multi-disciplined team deliver treatment for not only patients with cancer but those with other conditions such as motor neurone disease, Parkinson’s disease and all other life-limiting illnesses.

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Weston Food Bank

www.westonsupermare.foodbank.org.uk

At Weston Foodbank they believe that no one in our community should have to face going hungry. That’s why they provide three days’ nutritionally balanced emergency food and support to local people who are referred to us in crisis. They are part of a nationwide network of foodbanks, supported by The Trussell Trust, working to combat poverty and hunger across the UK.

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Bristol Sands

www.bristol.sands.org.uk

Bristol Sands is part of Sands, the stillbirth and neonatal death charity. Sands operates throughout the UK, supporting anyone affected by the death of a baby, working to improve the care bereaved parents receive, and promoting research and working closely with many different organisations to reduce the loss of babies’ lives.

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Springboard

www.springboardweb.org.uk

Springboard was formed in 1986 by a small group of parents living in North Somerset, who all had pre-school age children with special educational needs and could not find the support they required during the early years of their children’s lives. Children attending may have a learning disability, physical difficulties, complex medical needs, communication and interaction difficulties including autism, or sensory difficulties. Some are life limited. Since the start, they have worked with thousands of children and their families and ow provide a vital service for over 100 children and their families every week at our four centres in North Somerset.

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YFW Bloodbikes

www.yfwbloodbikes.org

Yeovil Freewheelers EVS provides a free emergency courier service between hospitals, laboratories and patients across South Somerset and the whole of Dorset. They currently operate a fleet of 8 motorcycles to carry urgently needed medical items such as blood, biological samples, medical notes, X-rays and medicines. During Covid their peak activity reached 22,700 miles and 463 deliveries in a single month.

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Brainwave

www.brainwave.org.uk

Brainwave helps children with disabilities unlock their potential through their specialist Therapy Programme. The Brainwave Team empowers parents and carers to deliver therapy to their children at home as the family home is where children respond best – with the people whose love and care is unparalleled. Brainwave supports children with a range of conditions including cerebral palsy, Down syndrome, autism, or general developmental delay. They also support children who do not have an official diagnosis and can help families access their service through a means-tested Priority Fund.

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Shelter

www.shelter.org.uk

Shelter helps millions of people every year struggling with bad housing or homelessness through advice, support, and legal services. They campaign to make sure that, one day, no one will have to turn to them for help.