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SUMMER: II–I4 JULY  /  WINTER: 24–27 OCT

SUMMER: II–I4 JULY
WINTER: 24–27 OCT

Charity of the Year

Charity of the Year

Help us choose which charitable cause BCW will support in 2023
Help us choose which charitable cause BCW will support in 2023

In 2022 Birmingham Cocktail Weekend raised £1,265 for charitable causes. We were thrilled to support The Drinks Trust, Women’s Aid, Cancer Research UK and the Birmingham Rep.

In 2022 Birmingham Cocktail Weekend raised £1,265 for charitable causes. We were thrilled to support The Drinks Trust, Women’s Aid, Cancer Research UK and the Birmingham Rep.

We are really excited to build on this and raise more funds for causes that are important to our festival go-ers, our partner venues and our festival sponsors. For 2023 we’re asking BCW supporters to vote for our first ever ‘Charity of the Year’. We’ve chosen four local charities, all doing fantastic work in the city, now it’s over to you to vote for our BCW2023 Charity of the Year.

Birmingham & Black Country Wildlife Trust

This charitable trust is working for a wilder Birmingham and Black Country with ambitious goals to help nature recover. By 2030 they want to see 30% of our landscape managed for the benefit of wildlife, 1 in 4 people taking action for nature and 500 hectares of land to be improved for nature through natural solutions to tackle the ecological and climate crises. 

Birmingham and Black Country Wildlife Trust have been working to protect, restore and create natural spaces across Birmingham, Dudley, Sandwell, Walsall and Wolverhampton since 1980 and they want everyone to have an equal opportunity to access nature in their daily lives.

Birmimgham & Black country wildlife Trust
Birmimgham & Black country wildlife Trust

Birmingham & Black Country Wildlife Trust

This charitable trust is working for a wilder Birmingham and Black Country with ambitious goals to help nature recover. By 2030 they want to see 30% of our landscape managed for the benefit of wildlife, 1 in 4 people taking action for nature and 500 hectares of land to be improved for nature through natural solutions to tackle the ecological and climate crises. 

Birmingham and Black Country Wildlife Trust have been working to protect, restore and create natural spaces across Birmingham, Dudley, Sandwell, Walsall and Wolverhampton since 1980 and they want everyone to have an equal opportunity to access nature in their daily lives.

Let's Feed Brum

Let’s Feed Brum

Let’s Feed Brum is a volunteer-led organisation that’s on a mission to make a lasting difference to those experiencing, and at risk of, homelessness across the city. Using a cup of tea as the vehicle to start conversations, they build meaningful conversations that help people access the support they need every day of the week.

Let’s Feed Brum’s volunteers go out every evening to hand out hot food, drink, and essential supplies, whilst also checking in on people who are rough sleeping to ensure they have access to what they need. They also run two breakfast events outside Birmingham Cathedral, as well as monthly events at hostels and refuges across the city, to provide people with food, drink, shoes, clothing, and other key supplies such as toiletries. As a voluntary organisation, they are well-positioned to bridge the gap between the homeless community – including those in temporary accommodation – and the key homeless services across the city. They not only signpost, but build trust that encourages people to truly access what they need.

LoveBrum

LoveBrum supports hidden gem projects across Birmingham that are often volunteer-led and deliver real change and positive outcomes for their community. The charity exists to engage, empower and support community organisations working with the most vulnerable and isolated people in the community. 

Love Brum works with the people behind the projects to build their skills, confidence and help them overcome the barriers they encounter. The charity also brings together businesses, grassroots groups and individuals to provide a coordinated, strategic, and sustainable approach to supporting the community. They build capacity through their volunteering programme, alongside finance and networking support, leading to more sustainable organisations, with improved confidence and capability across the city working with the most in need. This allows them to have the ability to react more quickly and more effectively to challenges and opportunities and have a more agile and impactful approach.

Love Brum
Love Brum

LoveBrum

LoveBrum supports hidden gem projects across Birmingham that are often volunteer-led and deliver real change and positive outcomes for their community. The charity exists to engage, empower and support community organisations working with the most vulnerable and isolated people in the community. 

Love Brum works with the people behind the projects to build their skills, confidence and help them overcome the barriers they encounter. The charity also brings together businesses, grassroots groups and individuals to provide a coordinated, strategic, and sustainable approach to supporting the community. They build capacity through their volunteering programme, alongside finance and networking support, leading to more sustainable organisations, with improved confidence and capability across the city working with the most in need. This allows them to have the ability to react more quickly and more effectively to challenges and opportunities and have a more agile and impactful approach.

University Hospitals Birmingham Charity

University Hospitals Birmingham Charity

University Hospitals Birmingham Charity (UHB Charity) is incredibly proud to be the official NHS Charity for four hospitals across Birmingham. These include the Queen Elizabeth Hospital Birmingham, Heartlands Hospital, Good Hope Hospital and Solihull Hospital which together make up the University Hospital Birmingham NHS Foundation Trust which is the largest hospital Trust in England. 

UHB Charity exists to support medical and health research, and to encourage excellence in healthcare for patients and their carers. It raises money to provide world-class facilities for patients and their families at their four hospital sites that go over and above what the NHS can provide.

Donations from its supporters go on items such as cutting-edge equipment and ward refurbishments to toys and games for children while undergoing treatment. UHB Charity’s mission is to enhance the health and wellbeing of the community who use their services and improve the experience of patients and staff during their time in hospital.

 

Voting closes at midnight on 19 March

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Birmingham Cocktail Weekend is a long weekend dedicated to celebrating the best of the city’s bar scene. Now in it’s 10th year, #BCW is Birmingham’s largest and best loved cocktail festival.

Birmingham Cocktail Weekend is a trading name of Living For The Weekend Ltd.
Company No: 10982589