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Day 12 of our 12 Days of Christmas: HealthBus Trust


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On our final day of the 12 Days of Christmas campaign, the HealthBus Trust are the twelfth local organisation that will receive £1,000 from the Cherries Community Fund.

The scheme has now seen a dozen charities from within Dorset receive an equal share of £12,000 across the festive period to help spread some much-needed cheer at the end of what has been an extremely tough year for many.  

The money being donated comes from the Cherries Community Fund, which was set up by the club, and has provided financial assistance to projects that help to develop young people and vulnerable groups, or those that promote sport and a healthy lifestyle.

The fund is financed from the proceeds of the popular Cherries Community Draw - prior to Covid - and any other donations the club receives.

Supporters recently voted and had their say as to which 12 charities would benefit from the scheme, with eleven charities already having received their donation so far this December.

Next to benefit are the HealthBus Trust, who work with the homeless in Dorset.  

They provide a mobile health facility that travels to areas where people sleep rough, providing basic health care, a GP service and access to addiction and mental health support services.

After receiving the news that they would be receiving a £1,000 donation, a charity spokesperson spoke with afcb.co.uk.

"We are going to use the funding to provide homeless people with a thermos flask, hot soup, a roll and a hot drink at our Thursday clinics in the centre of Bournemouth throughout December, January, February and March."

The 12 local charities who have benefitted from our 12 Days of Christmas campaign are: Forest Holme Hospice, Diverse Abilities, Lewis-Manning Hospice Care, MyTime Young Carers, Home-Start, Essential Drug and Alcohol Services, RJVN8 Mental Health, Citygate Church, Mosaic, The Crumbs Project, Body Positive and The HealthBus Trust.

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