Flirt Cafe in Bournemouth Triangle have put up a Christmas tree in their cafe for customers to donate presents to the Bournemouth Churches Housing Association and make a difference to families this festive season.
The Christmas tree is up at flirt please bring and donate your presents to put under for the Bournemouth Community Housing Association and help us make a difference to families this Christmas. Also we have been told vouchers are greatly recieved ❤let’s all give a little extra x
— Flirt Cafe Bar (@FlirtCafeBar) December 6, 2017
The Bournemouth Churches Housing Association, founded in 1968 by a number of local churches, works to make a practical contribution to local housing problems.
54% of their housing stock is supported housing for homeless and vulnerable people, the remainder being classed as general need or longer term independent housing for people who don’t need support.
Louise, Flirt Cafe manager says “We’ve worked with BCHA for the past 2 or 3 years now, we like to just try and make Christmas a bit more nicer for families who can’t afford to buy as much.
“This is why BCHA have asked us to encourage people to donate vouchers, it helps the children have a nicer Christmas and makes the parents feel more in control because they can buy what they want for their kids.”
Flirt Cafe are accepting donations until the 16th December.
The Independent have announced that nearly 130,000 children will be homeless this Christmas with figures in the UK reaching a 10-year high. Numbers are up 7% from last year and an analysis of government figures by Shelter shows that one in every 111 children is currently living on the streets.
If you want to do more to help families in need this Christmas, visit Crisis for some inspiration, or head down to Flirt cafe to spread some love!