Donations in Kind
* Asda customers filled a shopping cart with food and goodies.
* Emmanuel Middle School Verwood Yr 7 sent us sleeping bags, gifts and packed bags.
* Event Alchemy brought in filled rucksacks and biscuits.
* Fitness First gave sleeping bags, clothes and food.
* Hayeswood First School, Wimborne, pupils gave a car boot full of harvest donations including toiletries, hats, scarves and socks.
* Sarah and Joe of Kingsbere Kitchen again provided a burger and hot dog lunch for the guys on Christmas Eve.
* Lisa knitted hats for the guys.
* Poole Contact Centre gave us shoeboxes for Christmas.
* Poole Wellbeing Collaborative sent in cakes.
* Princecroft Willis gave us teabags.
* Rab has given us 10 very warm sleeping bags.
* St John’s, Ashley Road gave toiletries.
* St Mary’s Catholic Church donated clothes.
* St Vincent de Paul Society sent us Cold Weather Packs for the guys.
* Two Saints donated useful items for the ladies.
* TwoToo sent 20 scarves.
* The Rucksack project gave us filled rucksacks.
* Skinner Street URC congregation and neighbours brought in Christmas parcels and presents.
* Turlin Moor Community School PTA collected food for our Drop-ins.
* Upton Methodists donated food and hats.
* Waitrose donated a turkey for Christmas Day lunch.
Donations that Keep on Giving
* Skinner St URC has kindly agreed to keep the hall and office rental costs for R2R at the same level as for the last two years.
* Big Yellow Self Storage in Poole has again confirmed its continued support of R2R by providing us with storage facilities, valued at £1981 a year.
* All Saints Wimborne Youth Group – £100 from cake sale
* BEST Training Collection – £54.73
* Broadstone Methodists and Women’s Fellowship – £250
* Broadstone URC – £244.88 from November Communion
* Canford Magna Men’s Bible Study Group – £50
* Canford Magna PCC – £200
* Church of Transfiguration – £500
* Event Alchemy – £700 instead of sending Christmas cards
* Holtwood Methodist Church – £153 instead of sending Christmas cards
* Holy Angels – £250 and £51 from two lunch clubs
* LV – £500
* Morden PCC – £178.16 from a carol service
* Poole Missional Communities – £140
* Poole Quakers – £100
* R2R stall at Longfleet Baptist Church craft sale – £62.47
* St Dunstan’s – Half the Christmas offering
* St Gabriel’s Hamworthy – £25
* St Mary’s RC, Wimborne Road – £100 from the congregation
* St Michael’s – £216.78 from their Nine Lessons and Carols
* St Paul’s Oakdale – £133.59 from carol singing
* St Peter’s – £450 from their Christmas collection
* St Peter’s congregation – £58.42 from small change, matched by PCC
* St James’ Church – £650
* St John’s Ashley Road men’s group – £100
* St John’s Broadstone PCC – £820
* Ultra Electronics Sports & Social Club – £88 from fundraising
* Waitrose customers – £159.84 for R2R carol singers
* William Temple Association, Bournemouth – £50
In addition, many individuals who prefer to remain anonymous gave money, including £2,000 in memory of Madge, a kind-hearted lady from Yorkshire. A collection taken after our Homeless Sunday Service raised a very generous £351.84.
Grants for Amos House
* Quaker Homeless Action – £3000
* Starbucks – £500
Grants for Breakfast
* Nationwide Building Society – £483
* The Salisbury Diocesan Social Welfare Fund, managed by the Dorset Community Foundation – £800