We wish all our volunteers and supporters, wherever you may be, a happy new year. Please enjoy our video:
We have set a date for the formal opening of Genesis Centre – 20 March 2022. This is also the 20th anniversary of the formation of the charity and so will be a double celebration. Delays with plumbing work and the knock-on effect on plastering delayed our move. We are, however, definitely on the final lap with all work to be done on the first phase financially covered. This is very much thanks to Talbot Village Trust who have agreed a further grant of £40,000. We are now seeking funding for phase 2 of the work, which will be on a second hall, which we intend as the hub for healthcare activities, possibly a winter shelter and also other activities to help our clients’ wellbeing and employment prospects.
Click here to make a donation for Routes to Roots, making a difference to the lives of Poole’s homeless and vulnerably housed: https://www.routestoroots.org/charity/donations
Over the last year at Routes to Roots, we have been working very hard to convert 104 Hill Street, a former Baptist church, into a centre for help for the homeless of Poole. Work is going really well, but we need to raise more funds in order to design and install a suitable heating system. This is the goal of our Christmas Appeal. £25,000 will ensure our heating is not only fit for purpose but low carbon, and we need your help to reach that target. Over £15,000 raised by mid February. Please spread the word and help us spread some warmth by donating.