As well as being at the centre of all that’s gorgeous and stylish, The Mall is also at the heart of the community. Here’s how we’re supporting some important local and national charities and organisations.
The Mall established The Fountain Charity Fund in March 2003. Administered by the Quartet Community Foundation, it provides grants to charitable organisations within a 25 mile radius of The Mall. All the money thrown into The Mall's fountain by shoppers - around £7,000 a year - provides the bulk of money in the Fountain Fund. The Fund will also be supplemented with proceeds from a range of fundraising activities at The Mall. For information on applying for a grant from February 2017, click here.
Congratulations to all of our successful grant winners for 2016:
Baby Bank Network
Baby Bank Network collects baby clothes, toys and equipment that are pre-loved and passes them on to families in need.
Churchill Methodist Church: Men Get Cooking!
Men Get Cooking teaches men over 50 about basic cooking skills, food preparation and safety.
Foundation for Active Community Engagement (FACE) is a registered youth & community charity based in Filton, running regular activities for people aged 7+years. For children and young people this includes youth clubs, dance workshops, residentials, trips, accreditation schemes, Youth Councils, volunteering, 1-2-1 support, and work in/with local schools and colleges.
Home Start Stroud District
Through a group of more than 70 parent volunteers, Home Start Stroud supports parents who are struggling to cope. Families need support for many reasons including post-natal illness, disability, bereavement, the illness of a parent or child, or social isolation.
KeySteps is a charity that helps people on low incomes in North Somerset who are homeless, or at risk of being homeless, into suitable private rental accommodation.
Kinergy is a professional, confidential counselling service for survivors of sexual abuse and rape, based in Bristol.
Nailsea Disability is a registered charity, run entirely by a group of friendly and hardworking volunteers. It provides free information and advice to the public, relating to disability.
St Paul’s Advice Centre
St Paul’s Advice Centre offers free, confidential advice for the people of St Pauls and East Bristol in a variety of areas including welfare benefits, debt and money advice, employment, immigration, housing, domestic violence, community care and much more.
SWAN Advice Network
SWAN is a local charity operating within the Bath and North East Somerset area and administers the Bath and District Deposit Bond Scheme. It also assists referred tenants of Curo with housing benefit problems and runs a volunteer transport service.
Unseen UK is a charity working towards a world without slavery. Its specialist care is the first step in the fight against slavery. Through supporting survivors, its provision gives them a safe place to recover from trauma and rebuild their lives.
The Mall hosts a maximum of two charity collections in the centre each month, with the exception of November and December when we have carol singers and other seasonal activities. Due to the number of requests we receive, we ask charities to write to us in the first instance. Preference is given to local charities. Please email firstname.lastname@example.org or write to The Marketing Department, Management Offices, The Mall at Cribbs Causeway, Bristol BS34 5DG.
National Charitable Events
The Mall supports national charitable events such as Red Nose Day, Children in Need and the Poppy Appeal. Many of our retailers actively support these events with their own in-store fund-raising activities.
The Mall are proud supporters of The Grand Appeal, which helps patients and families at Bristol Children’s Hospital.
In 2014 The Mall was a proud sponsor of The Gromit Unleashed campaign and hosted a public auction of specially designed Gromit sculptures, which raised £2.3 million for The Grand Appeal.The Mall is also home to the Gromit Unleashed pop up store, which sells a fantastic range of Wallace & Gromit merchandise, Gromit Unleashed figurines and a cracking selection of gifts and memorabilia. All profits from sales of their merchandise go to Wallace & Gromit's Grand Appeal, the Bristol Children's Hospital Charity.
Christmas charity concert
In November 2014 we held a Christmas charity concert starring Union J, where we gave away 10,000 free tickets in exchange for donations to The Grand Appeal.
Shaun in the City
Following the runaway success of Gromit Unleashed, a 'baa-rilliant' public arts trail will be hitting the streets of Bristol in 2015. Shaun in the City will see giant sculptures of Gromit's pal, Shaun the Sheep, popping up in new pastures to raise money for The Grand Appeal. The Mall are proud to be a 'leader of the flock' sponsor for Shaun in the City.
We are very pleased to be sponsoring Bristol's newest football club, Bristol Ladies Union Football Club, by providing them with a brand new kit!
BLUFC, known as The Blues, is the city's first club to offer girls and women the opportunity to play football under the banner of one club. Run entirely by volunteers, the club has seniors, girls and juniors sections and offers some of the best coaching and playing facilities outside the professional clubs.
Players of all abilities from the age of six are welcome to join. The emphasis is on non-competitive play for younger players; as they progress through the club, players move into competitive league football, with the junior teams playing in the Bristol Girls League and the senior team in the premier division of South West Women's Football League.
Maria Crayton, head of marketing at The Mall, says: "Girls’ football is the fastest growing sport in the country and a great way to have fun and keep fit. We know that wearing the right clothes makes you feel confident and so we're delighted to support The Blues with a stylish Mall strip and wish them lots of success."
If you'd like to find out more about the club, visit the club's website at www.blufc.co.uk or contact the club secretary, Darrell Hawkes, on 0791 786 4422.
The Mall has formed strong links with local schools and colleges through different initiatives and is proving to be a great venue for students undertaking project work in geography, tourism, and business studies.
Schools and colleges can visit The Mall and carry out surveys with customers. We can also arrange a presentation of The Mall’s history, customer research, design and marketing strategy for school and college parties.
Please note that school and college visits and presentations must be arranged in advance.
For more information, please contact us on 0117 915 5555.
When it opened in 1998 Cribbs promised to bring the best in national and international retail to the South West – and it succeeded. Retailing has changed significantly in recent years and we want to invest to enable the centre to develop, so it can continue to deliver on that promise for future generations.
You can find out more about our proposals at CribbsFuture.com.