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?