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In October Nationwide Building Society launched a practical partnership with St Mungo’s aimed at providing a consistent and compassionate response to people rough sleeping on the high street – and is urging other businesses to follow suit. The Society is the leading sponsor and member of HomelessWise, a community of high street member organisations managed by St Mungo’s.
The HomelessWise initiative will provide online and offline expertise and resources to help staff in Nationwide branches to respond in practical and meaningful ways to those who are rough sleeping. This includes appropriate referrals to StreetLink – an app and weblink designed to alert local authorities to people sleeping rough in England and Wales – as well as awareness-raising for other homelessness services and local support groups. In addition, St Mungo’s has developed specialist training for Nationwide staff members, to give them the confidence to provide the right response to those sleeping rough and needing help.
Businesses interested in HomelessWise, can find out more at:

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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

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At the end of February Kelly Vickers, a mortgage consultant with Nationwide, joined R2R to help at an Afternoon Drop-In. Kelly brought a friend with her, Alice Neal who is a Bournemouth University student. Both ladies were quickly on board with preparing the sandwiches, toast and baked beans, and serving the guys as they came in for lunch. They both thoroughly enjoyed the experience and have decided to put their names forward for our permanent list of volunteers.

The Nationwide Citizenship Committee at the Bournemouth admininstration centre selected Routes to Roots as a charity to support in Autumn 2012. They have given £630 in direct donations to assist with our winter appeal and with drop-in food budgets. They also publicised volunteering opportunities to their staff. The building society nationally runs a scheme to encourage volunteering whereby staff are given two days paid leave a year specifically to volunteer.

Alice Neal (BU) on the left and Kelly Vickers (Nationwide) on the right

Alice Neal (BU) on the left and Kelly Vickers (Nationwide) on the right