Are you looking for an opportunity where your skills will make a difference in helping to support homeless people and rebuild lives? Or are you looking to take the next step in your career? If this is the case for you then joining the Routes to Roots team will be an opportunity for you to personally develop whilst supporting some of the most vulnerable members of our community. This is a new role, to manage the work at Routes to Roots’ new Drop In Centre, at the newly renovated Genesis Centre in Hill Street, Poole.
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41 Purbeck artists and craftspeople contributed over 300 Lots for the Art4Action Christmas auction. Organised by the publishers of Wareham Tower Chimes, with the backing of Wareham Town Council, the money raised will be split between the artists, Routes to Roots and St Martin in the Walls Church in Wareham, resulting in a donation of £750 to R2R. The organisers are now in the process of creating a continuous fundraising Art4Action virtual art and craft market, and intend for Routes to Roots to be the first recipient. R2R volunteer Susan receives the cheque from publisher Malcolm Lewis at The Creative Gallery in Wareham.
Andy Mason has been appointed as our new Drop-in Manager and Volunteer Co-ordinator, with effect from 21 September 2020. Andy recently returned to Poole after he trained to be a vicar and worked in parishes in Salisbury and Bristol. He is currently taking a bit of a break while working part-time with us and doing some work in schools with the PACE Trust. Andy says: “I am really excited about joining the team at Routes to Roots. I am passionate about Christians not just ‘talking the talk’ but also ‘walking the walk’ too – my favourite passage in the Bible is Matthew 25 when Jesus says what we did/didn’t do for the hungry/thirsty/cold/vulnerable we did/didn’t do it him, which I find both a challenge and an encouragement!