Homeless charity receives cash boost from Princecroft Willis

Big-hearted staff at a Dorset accountancy firm have donated cash, food and warm clothing to a charity which helps the homeless.

Chartered accountants and business advisers Princecroft Willis (PcW) adopted Routes to Roots (R2R) as its nominated charity for 2012/13.

Based in Poole, R2R run drop in sessions to provide social and spiritual support for homeless and vulnerable housed people as well as food, clothing and a place to rest. For those who are rough sleeping, R2R assist with finding appropriate accommodation.

On average, around 22 people are helped with food and drink at the afternoon and evening R2R drop ins but numbers can be as high as 30 plus.

Now PcW has presented £500 to the charity as a result of postage savings from sending out electronic Christmas cards.

The firm also handed over two boxes of food and warm clothing, including scarves and hats, which were donated by staff.

PcW Partner Nick Love said: “The great thing about Routes to Roots is that comparatively small amounts of money can go a long way to help the homeless.

“The charity does fantastic work and Princecroft Willis is very proud to support R2R.”

The Reverend Pat Southgate, R2R Chair, said: “We greatly appreciate the funds raised by Princecroft Willis which will help considerably in our work for the homeless.”

Future fundraising events planned by PcW for Routes to Roots include charity coffee mornings at its New Milton office on Tuesday March 5 and Towngate House, Poole, on Thursday March 14.