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Rev Lucy Holt (Rector of St James’ Poole, Rural Dean & Routes to Roots Trustee) is inviting friends and supporters of Routes to Roots to join her this Advent in raising awareness and money for their Christmas appeal. She will be running 55km (in Poole not actually in the Middle East) over Advent (11 x 5km) to mark the journey of Mary and Joseph from Nazareth to Bethlehem. Lucy says “I run very slowly so will run mostly on my own” but there will be a chance for others who’d like to join in this venture to make the last run together on 22nd December. If you’d be interested in running, walking or cycling any of the 55km over Advent please do get in touch with Lucy:

lucy.stjamespoole@hotmail.co.uk

 

 
 
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In October Nationwide Building Society launched a practical partnership with St Mungo’s aimed at providing a consistent and compassionate response to people rough sleeping on the high street – and is urging other businesses to follow suit. The Society is the leading sponsor and member of HomelessWise, a community of high street member organisations managed by St Mungo’s.
The HomelessWise initiative will provide online and offline expertise and resources to help staff in Nationwide branches to respond in practical and meaningful ways to those who are rough sleeping. This includes appropriate referrals to StreetLink – an app and weblink designed to alert local authorities to people sleeping rough in England and Wales – as well as awareness-raising for other homelessness services and local support groups. In addition, St Mungo’s has developed specialist training for Nationwide staff members, to give them the confidence to provide the right response to those sleeping rough and needing help.
Businesses interested in HomelessWise, can find out more at:
http://www.mungos.org/homelesswise