BCP Council rough sleeper outreach team has again activated the Severe Weather Emergency Protocol in Poole from 8 February. When SWEP is activated, contact the Outreach Team directly on 01202 315962 or B&Pstreetoutreach@mungos.org to direct them to someone sleeping rough. If someone is in immediate danger, call 999. R2R drop-ins are open on weekdays for take-away lunches only from 1 March 2021.
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.