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Bishop Graham Becomes R2R Patron

by Michael Ford last modified 18 Jul, 2014 05:13 PM

Routes to Roots, based in Poole, has announced that the Bishop of Sherborne, Dr Graham Kings, has agreed to become its Patron.

Dr Kings has long been familiar with the charity’s work and was a guest at a service in March 2012 at St Peter’s Church to celebrate and give thanks to God for 10 years of Routes to Roots. During a moving service, he presented a Bible to one of the homeless friends of the charity.

Routes to Roots is founded on Christian principles and seeks to help all homeless, newly homed and vulnerably housed adults in Poole regardless of their faith. It provides basic necessities, such as hot food, clothing and sleeping bags, at drop-ins; it organises indoor and outdoor motivational activities; and it assists those who are placed in accommodation to remain in their tenancy.

The charity aims to achieve long-term outcomes for its clients through participation in motivational and well-being projects which boost self-confidence and self-worth, expand and develop skills, promote a sense of belonging and encourage integration into the local community.

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