Today Geo/Socio/Politico crossed a small, but important threshold. Today marked the 5,000th hit to the website.
To mark the occasion, but also, to begin a new chapter, today I can announce that – from November – Geo/Socio/Politico will be fundraising for a different Bristol-based charity every month. In light of the recent, harrowing progress of the Syrian refugee crisis that has come to a head over the last few weeks, we have decided to start the process by raising money for The Bristol Real Junk Food Project – the CIC behind the wonderful Skipchen on Gloucester Road in Bristol.
Skipchen is a kitchen and restaurant in Stokes Croft that offers a different menu every day, relying totally on food donations from local suppliers, supermarkets and members of the public. The food donated is otherwise destined for the skips – hence the name – and not for hungry mouths. Over the summer, the Skipchen team travelled to Calais to provide hot meals for migrants stranded in ‘The Jungle’; a vast area of refugee camps, due to the lack of migration en mass to the UK from Calais.
Fundraising will begin in earnest on November 1st 2015 and will run until the end of the month. The charity that Geo/Socio/Politico will fundraise for in November will be announced at the end of the month previous.
In the mean time, visit the Skipchen to see what amazing work they do on a daily basis – head to Stokes Croft, right opposite Café Kino on Gloucester Road
– Ben (Editor)
To find out more about Skipchen, please visit the following: