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Many thanks to the Dorset Community Foundation who have awarded R2R a grant from the Salisbury Diocesan Social Welfare Fund: Round 1 January 2016 of £800. This will go towards the hot breakfast that we provide for verified rough sleepers in Poole through the Fisherman’s Cafe on Poole Quay. This is a very important service during the winter months, allowing the guys a few precious minutes in the warmth and hospitality of such a welcoming cafe.

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2015Big Breakfast

Calling all lovers of the Great British Breakfast, or croissants and pastries if you prefer.

Make a date with your friends this winter! Invite them round for breakfast in December, January or February. Ask them for a small contribution and donate the money you raise, no matter how large or small, to Routes to Roots’ annual Big Breakfast appeal.

For the sixth year, we will again join forces with the Fisherman’s Café on Poole Quay to provide rough sleepers with a hot breakfast. Last year this service cost us £3,398 to help 47 individuals on the streets of Poole. This year it could easily amount to £4000-5000, depending on the severity of the weather. The media have been speculating that we may be in for a long, bitterly cold winter because an El Niño is underway in the tropical Pacific so this service may be more vital than ever. Although the official Poole street count in November 2015 found just ten rough sleepers in the town, Routes to Roots has records on 20 people who were rough sleeping at that time – and they were only the people who came to us for help.

It costs £4.50 to provide a hot breakfast for a rough sleeper. Could you buy just one guy a breakfast for one day, or a whole week?

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The Debs at The Fisherman Café took a well-deserved break to visit family. But they didn’t just shut up shop and leave our guys ‘out in the cold’ – No way!! They made arrangements with their neighbours on the High Street, Nicky and Dale at The Kings Head, to cover the days they would be away and to continue the cooked breakfast provision for rough sleepers. Nicky and Dale had a great time taking care of the guys for a few days and the guys really appreciated the breakfasts. So a very big Thank You to the Debs for organising and Dale and Nicky for providing.