2 December 2019

Not everyone expects to receive presents this Christmas. Could you bring a smile to a former rough sleeper’s face by donating a NEW or NEARLY NEW gift to our supported housing residents?

Our ‘Prezzies for Rezzies’ campaign invites local people to donate a new or nearly new Christmas present to people who otherwise might receive none at all.

YMCA Bournemouth suggests the following: socks, sweets, stationery, art materials, calendars, diaries, colouring pencils, paints, colouring books for adults, toiletries, gift sets, hair accessories, food (no alcohol), DVDs, games and puzzles. They ask that these items remain unwrapped as the charity selects appropriate gifts for each resident.

There are three collection points for donations:

• YMCA Bournemouth, Delta House, Westover Road, Bournemouth BH1 2BS;
• The Junction Sports and Leisure Centre, Station Approach, Broadstone BH18 8AX (The Junction Sport and Leisure Centre Broadstone)
• Pokesdown and Southbourne Children’s Centre, 108 Stourvale Road, Southbourne BH6 5JB (Pokesdown and Southbourne Children’s Centre)

For further information please contact Sarah Watson on 01202 290451 or email enquiries@ymcabournemouth.org.uk