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A very special thank you to the good folk of Skinner Street URC. They so very kindly made up Christmas goody and gift bags for the guys and gals and enabled us to provide a venue for our 2011 Christmas Day lunch. This is in addition to helping to provide regular drop-in facilities, R2R office facilities and storage space for the many donations of clothes and sleeping bags, etc.

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After Christmas and early in the New Year even more donations came in and we are truly grateful to all of you. Recent additions to our funds from generous donors include:

  • £1414.86 from St Mary’s Longfleet
  • £250 from St Mark’s Talbot Village
  • £300 from an individual donor
  • Sleeping bags and bedding
  • £121.12 from The Lantern Church
  • £548.17 from St Luke’s
  • £160 from Canford Heath Churches: St Paul’s, Canford Heath Baptist Church, Beacon Church
  • £223.60 from Broadstone URC
  • £200 from St Peter’s
  • £120.00 from Wimborne URC – from their carol service and Christmas day service which was attended by friends from the Baptist Church, the Methodist Church and the Salvation Army
  • £50 from Liverpool Victoria, Westbourne
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The end of 2011 brought a number of very welcome donations of both money, food and clothes. We are truly grateful to all those who have been kind enough to think of us and the guys and gals that we seek to help. And no matter how small ‘every little helps’ as we have so often been told by a certain retailer:

• Holy Angels Church for £225
• Canford Magna Churches for £105
• Buckland Road Baptist Church for £31
• Broadstone Methodist Church for £50
• Liverpool Victoria for food, toiletries, clothing, footwear and cash collection
• Kellogg’s for breakfast cereals
• TwoToo for fleece scarves
• Holy Angels Concert raising £364
• Lantern Church for £350
• St George’s Church, Oakdale for £100
• Various individuals for donations totalling £290
• Church of the Transfiguration Concert raising £400
• Various individuals for donations of food and gifts for Christmas

Some of the money raised is going towards providing a cooked breakfast at The Fisherman Café in Poole for those who are rough sleeping. We may not have had the snow that we had in 2010 but the weather has still been very uncomfortable with rain and high winds, so a hot meal to start the day is a very literal lifeline for these people. A big THANK YOU to The Fisherman Café for again working with Routes to Roots to make this happen.

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Support Routes To Roots by Shopping LocallyYou may have received an email from us recently. A number of local shops have combined together on the Ragtangle.com Shopping Village and are offering to donate 5% if you write the words “Routes To Roots” in the customer notes at checkout.

The shops are Lumin-Essence (Poole Dolphin Centre), The Village Vine (Ashley Cross) & Fleur De Lys (also Ashley Cross).

Between all of the shops, there is a wide range of wines, flowers, candles (including Yankee Candles), home gifts and glassware. To visit the combined website, go to www.ragtangle.com !

Don’t forget to write the words “Routes To Roots” in the customer notes at checkout! Then we get 5% donated straight back to Routes To Roots!