Voting is now open to select our 2021/22 charity partners.
Supporters can vote for one of the four shortlisted organisations, detailed below, to become an official charity partner for the forthcoming season.
Rising Voices Wessex
Supporting people affected by cancer, Rising Voices Wessex are Community Choirs that support people dealing with the impact of a cancer diagnosis through singing which is shown have lasting positive effects on mental and physical wellbeing. The choirs create an empathetic forum that is supportive, providing an innovative way to restore self-esteem, reducing anxiety and depression in those affected by cancer. Members rehearse weekly in Poole or Bournemouth - coming together to sing in an accessible, safe, and uplifting environment where everyone can have fun and enjoy each other’s company whilst learning and performing songs, old and new.
Wessex Cancer Trust
Wessex Cancer Trust is a charity that provides emotional and practical support to people of all ages and with all types of cancer, as well as those who are helping a family member or friend through their treatment. We have four Cancer Support Centres across Dorset, Hampshire and the Isle of Wight, where local people can access a range of free personalised care services such as counselling, therapies, support groups, children’s services and exercise. Wessex Cancer Trust’s ambition is a future where everyone affected by cancer receives person-centred care that empowers them to live well with and beyond cancer.
Hope for Food
Hope for Food is a local organisation based in Bournemouth, set up and run entirely by volunteers.
The organization was founded with the aim of providing life's essentials on a day-to-day basis to people in need of help due to the current economic climate. We run two community meals each week and supply food hampers weekly to families referred to us. We also provide toiletries, clothing, bedding, and small household items.
Bournemouth Gateway Club Ltd
We are a social, leisure and learning community for adults with learning disabilities from across the BCP conurbation and beyond. We provide a place for any adult with a learning, or related, disability to meet and make friends, learn new skills, get involved with the community, gain confidence and self-esteem, get healthier and fitter, and be included both as part of their peer group and in the wider world.
Junior Cherries and AFC Business members will be contacted via email with separate shortlists in order to place their votes on their respective charity representatives, while AFC Bournemouth staff will vote for the fourth and final charity partner.