Sleepsafe Skydive Fundraiser

June Adams, skydiving fundraiser for BCARS, with Alistair, our CEO

On 22nd June, the amazing June Adams took to the skies to celebrate her 86th birthday.

We are so grateful that June used her skydive as an opportunity to help raise much needed funds for our work with rough sleepers. What a brave and compassionate woman!

To date, June has raised over £1100 to support Sleepsafe, our project where local churches work together and open up their doors to provide a safe place to sleep while our team provide support to access services and get into more secure accommodation.

If anyone would like to contribute to the funds already raised, they can donate using this link:

A message from June herself:

‘Appreciating the great contribution Faithworks has made to improving the lives of homeless people, and knowing how much I have been thankful for I feel privileged to have been given this opportunity to support Faithworks to continue their vital work [with] the vulnerable people of Bournemouth.’

Celebrating 15 Years with Faithworks

People celebrating the 15th Birthday of FaithworksWessex

Where would 150 business leaders, councillors, town pastors, carers, lone parents, volunteers, ex-rough sleepers, church ministers and health professionals meet in one room?

…at Faithworks’ 15th birthday celebrations!

Teams walked from 15 venues, associated with Faithworks’ activities, and met at Key West Restaurant, Bournemouth Pier for breakfast. Each venue was left a lit ‘Hope’ sign.

On hearing the stories of Hope, the Mayor, Councillor Susan Phillips remarked ‘I am so grateful for the work of organisations like Faithworks’.

While everyone enjoyed a cooked breakfast, the team told stories of how light is coming into lives across our area… as people are fed in their crisis, but then get out of debt, recover from homelessness and addiction, and re-engage with their communities.

Alistair Doxat-Purser, the Chief Executive of Faithworks said:

“We called this event ‘lighting up our towns’ to recognise that over the past 15 years, people of goodwill have been helping those around them get out of dark places of despair and finding new hope – it’s a visual demonstration of ‘love your neighbour’. Even the smallest thing has an impact. From age 6 to 86 years old, we can all be light-bringers!”

A HUGE thank you to everyone who has supported us over the last 15 years