Robins Foundation offer warm refuge spaces for the local community

Robins Foundation offer warm refuge spaces for the local community

Posted on: 15 Dec 2022

In the lead-up to Christmas, the official charity of Bristol City are offering warm spaces throughout South Bristol.


From Monday 19 December until Thursday 22 December, all members of the local community will be able to join the Robins Foundation at one of 4 sites for free warm drinks in a safe and warm space.


The sites are New Oak Primary School (Hengrove), Merchants Academy (Withywood), City Academy School (Redfield) and The Park (Knowle). 


Visit the Bristol City website for more information.



The announcement comes after Ashton Gate opened their Independence Sports Bar on Wednesday as a warm space refuge due to the bitter cold; inviting all those living in isolation, struggling to pay their heating bills, or without a home.


Next week’s warm spaces will be open to all ages although children must be accompanied by a responsible adult, and no booking is required. The opening times for the sites are as follows:


New Oak Primary School – Monday - Wednesday (2 PM – 3:30 PM)

Merchants Academy (Sports Centre) – Monday – Thursday (2 PM – 3:30 PM)

City Academy School (Sports Centre) – Monday – Thursday (2 PM – 3:30 PM)

The Park, Knowle – Monday - Wednesday (2 PM – 3:30 PM)

Thanks to a number of collections orchestrated by Bristol City Men and Women’s teams, these warm spaces will not only be offering free warm drinks but also food items, pre-owned toys, and sanitary products for those who need them over the festive period.


Robins Foundation is the official charity of Bristol City, utilising the power of football and the club badge to build long-lasting relationships and improve lives in the local community. 


Mainly concentrating on making a positive difference through sport and learning, the charity aim to provide fun, safe and enjoyable activities while providing opportunities for everyone to access their vital work.

To find out more about the Robins Foundation, visit the Bristol City website.

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Stanley Gray

Stan is a born and bred Bristolian, recently graduated from studying English Literature in Sheffield. His passions are music and literature and he spends the majority of his time in venues all over the city, immersing himself in Bristol’s alternative music scene. A lifelong Bristol City fan, Stan’s Saturdays are spent watching his team both home and away.