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The winter months can be very difficult for those on the streets. There are provisions for overnight accommodation if severe weather conditions come into force but this doesn’t cover those periods of relentless rain and low temperatures that are not quite low enough to trigger the emergency provision. Routes to Roots aims to assist rough sleepers to at least start their day with some hot food. In 2013-14 our Big Breakfast for rough sleepers ran for 3 weeks less than in 2012-13 but the number of individuals assisted rose to 40, the average number of rough sleepers per week increased by 33% and the number of breakfasts claimed rose by 38%. Hence the continuance of our appeal to offer rough sleepers a good hot start to their day in the cold. For the fifth year, The Fisherman Café on Poole Quay is providing the guys and girls who are sleeping rough with a cooked breakfast during the winter months. This costs £3.50 per breakfast. If R2R are to continue this level of support, we need to raise £2,718 (inclusive of all overheads) and are delighted that people continue to show their support for this vital service.

December 2014 (5 weeks from 29th Nov): average 8 clients/wk; 20 individuals assisted; 95 breakfasts claimed
January 2015 (3 weeks to 22nd Jan): average 14 clients/wk; 25 individuals assisted; 107 breakfasts claimed

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SML letterGrateful thanks to the following for their donations:

Amphibious Chapter 9050 – £145
Asda – £50 from December token campaign
Ashley Masonic Lodge – £746 from sponsored walk and collections
Broadstone Methodists – £200
Broadstone URC – £228.05
Buckland Road Baptist Church – £250
Children, Young People & Learning (Borough of Poole) staff – £41 raised instead of sending Christmas cards
Church of the Holy Angels, Lilliput – £50
Church of the Transfiguration, Canford Cliffs & Sandbanks – £250
Dorset Guitars – £150
Durable – £500
Greendale Construction – £1258.52
Halifax, Poole – £363.70
Lantern Chuch, Canford Magna – £955
Little Red Roaster – £788
Nationwide in Bournemouth – £350
Nationwide in Poole – £350 for the Winter Big Breakfast appeal
Parkstone Baptist Church – £160
Olives et Al restaurant in Dorchester – £108
Poole Contact Centre – £60
Poole Printmakers – £36
Poole Scouts Group Active Support Unit – £60
Rotary Club of Poole Bay – £1100
Sally Hogsflesh’s Yoga Workshops in Studland – £270
Saturday Night Soup Run Team – £25
St Georges Church, Oakdale – £200
St Mary’s Longfleet – £1457.74
St Peter’s, Parkstone – £200
The School of Health & Social Care, Bournemouth – £115 from a festive coffee morning and bake sale in December
Waitrose Poole Community Matters Token Collection – £266

…and from many private individuals – £2015

Donations in kind
Asda Poole – all the food for Christmas day lunch
Barclays Community Group – tinned food collection
Christ Church Creekmoor – Christmas stockings
Greggs in Poole – cakes for Christmas Day
Liverpool & Victoria – clothes and food
Poole Sea Cadets – sleeping bags
Skinner Street URC – Christmas gifts for the guys
St Edward’s School, Poole – boxes of chocolates

The MacDougall Trust has given us a grant for £200. The Trust makes small one-off grants to people of all ages, who are ‘In Need’, and live in Dorset.

£666.75 given through MyDonate in December
£124.42 raised through Easyfundraising