15 February 2023

The Homelessness Partnership BCP has received a fantastic donation of £4,525 after Chewton Glen Hotel & Spa in New Milton pulled out all the stops to support the Partnership’s mission to end homelessness across Bournemouth, Christchurch and Poole.

Chewton Glen, a five-star resort on the edge of the New Forest, selected the Homelessness Partnership BCP as one of its charities of the year during 2022. In February 2023, General Manager Clive McNish and PA to Executive Director Kathleen Price presented the funds raised to Chair of the Partnership Forum, Alistair Doxat-Purser.

Money was raised from guest donations, spa members’ collections during a Christmas event and staff raffles during seasonal events.

Chewton Glen General Manager, Clive McNish, said: “It has been a pleasure to support the work of the Homelessness Partnership BCP.

“It is reassuring to know that the Partnership is focused on those facing the challenges brought about by homelessness in the Bournemouth, Christchurch and Poole area, which like many other towns and cities across the country are being affected by an unprecedented rise in the cost of living.

“The provision of warmth, food and shelter should constitute a basic standard of living that we can all enjoy, without concern, and we applaud the efforts made by the Homelessness Partnership BCP in making comfortable living more accessible for those who need it most.”

Chair of the Partnership Forum, Alistair Doxat-Purser, said: “On behalf of the Homelessness Partnership BCP, I would like to extend my thanks to the team at Chewton Glen for raising an incredible amount of money to support our work in ending homelessness.

“Across the BCP area, even in the midst of enormous economic challenges, businesses such as Chewton Glen are showing such a commitment and desire to play their part in bringing an end to the trauma of rough sleeping and all forms of homelessness.

“This support will help more people not only to get off the street, but to find a safe, secure and warm home.”