Routes to Roots is delighted to thank a player from AFC Bournemouth for an amazing donation which he has specified is to fund our new supported housing, Amos House, over the coming year. Amos House has offered accommodation to three of Poole’s rough sleepers since last December. We are providing practical, emotional and spiritual support to them as they take this first step back into society, with the aim of eventually helping them to find independent housing. The house is an ongoing cost to Routes to Roots as we are responsible for upkeep, maintenance and other management expenses. So, this is very generous and R2R is very happy that this Premier League player has recognised the vital support we provide to serve the needs of homeless people of all faiths in Poole. Up the Cherries!
Many thanks to Quaker Homeless Action for a grant of £3000, which will be spent on the renovation work at Amos House, our supported accommodation for three of Poole’s rough sleepers.
We still need to raise money for the ongoing costs of this housing. Want to help us win funding this Christmas? Starbucks has nominated us to make some noise and win a #RedCupGrant. Tweet @R2R_Poole with #RedCupCheer2015 up until Dec 6th and make some noise!
Please help us win funds by sharing our project on Facebook/other: #RedCupCheer.
You may have read in our Summer Newsletter that we are well on the way to being able to offer supported housing to some of Poole’s rough sleepers. This is thanks to the support of a national Christian social enterprise, Green Pastures, who are buying a maisonette for us, which will house three of Poole’s homeless community.
Revd. Pat Southgate, Routes to Roots Chairman, says: “For Routes to Roots this is, of course, pastures new and we go into it with our eyes open and well aware of the challenges ahead. Compared to the stone cold concrete of a town centre car park, where they are most likely to currently reside, this accommodation is a major step forward. We have been assured by Green Pastures that they intend that this property will be the first of many they are willing to obtain for us and we are grateful to them for their faith in us and commitment to the rough sleepers of Poole”.
Green Pastures asks us to demonstrate the support that the community has for this venture by just ten individuals or groups becoming Good Samaritans for Routes to Roots. This involves committing to a donation of just £4.50 per month to Green Pastures to enable them to continue their good work. Can you do this for us?
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Further information on Green Pastures: http://greenpastures.net/