NEW ANGLE – SUCCESS Last week, the Bournemouth Samaritans gave away free tea bags at Bournemouth railway station in an attempt to turn the most depressing day of the year around from Blue Monday, to Brew Monday. Samaritans CEO Ruth Sutherland said: Challenging feelings aren’t seasonal and pressures can pile up over time and become overwhelming. […]
Throughout Bournemouth there are six foodbanks all found at different locations ready to help those in need within the community. There are a variety of ways to support the Bournemouth foodbank charity, these means include: Donating goods A variety of food is suitable to donate to foodbanks as long as it is non-perishable and has […]
Six Syrian refugee children are being cared for in Bournemouth with a promise of more families being granted asylum in the UK. This promise comes after approximately 11 million people have fled Syria in hope to find asylum in other countries. A total of 16,000 children have been killed in the civil war. In a […]
Meet Claudette Rutayisire, 40, the refugee counselor from The Republic of Congo. Listen to why she chose to counsel refugees like herself.
Does the Volunteer Centre Dorset only offer support for the elderly at Christmas? No. The Company at Christmas project is just one of the many projects the centre runs for elderly people. Other projects include the Volunteer Help Scheme, which assists the elderly with basic gardening, and the Meal gift token scheme which entitles elderly and […]
Cash donations Christmas can be a very expensive time for many people, but even just a £5 donation will help bring joy to an older person in the community this Christmas. Cash donations help pay for lunches, gifts and food hampers. Volunteering There are many different ways in which members of the local community can volunteer […]
Homelessness in Bournemouth is something most of us witness on a daily basis but often don’t get the chance to do much about aside from handing over a bit of spare change. That was much the same for me too until last week when I decided to do something worthwhile and volunteer at the BH1 […]