We're kicking off 2020 with a launch event on Thursday 30 January at St. Stephen's Hall in Bournemouth, 6pm-9pm. Please join us as we celebrate becoming a charity. Our pioneering service offers lifesaving treatment to the people sleeping rough in Bournemouth. And we need to raise much needed funds. Homelessness is increasingly prevalent in Bournemouth, more so now than ever before – with a 300% increase in rough sleepers over the last eight years. [...]
Today we met six year-old Zac Swift, our youngest donor so far! He visited the HealthBus with his older brother, Finn (aged nine), and his mum to hand over £100 to Dr Maggie Kirk and the team. Zac Swift and his brother Finn with the HealthBus team Zac raised the money by doing jobs around the house and selling old toys over the year. He'd decided to support a homeless charity after [...]
From today you might see two new faces at the HealthBus. A big 'thank you' to Public Health Dorset for providing a nurse and admin support each Thursday morning for winter immunisations. The nurse will be offering flu and pneumonia vaccinations to protect the homeless this winter.
It is with great pride and excitement that we now have a recognised charity status. This creates a huge opportunity for the HealthBus to develop further, allowing us to apply for grants and local funding to provide healthcare for rough sleepers across Bournemouth. Our registered charity number is: 1186790.
Swanky London hotels are not our usual Friday night hangout. But on 29 November, we had a very special reason to be at the glitzy Park Plaza Westminster Bridge Hotel: Dr Maggie Kirk and the HealthBus team, were nominated for an award at the prestigious annual GP Awards in the category of Clinical Improvement: Public Health and Prevention. HealthBus volunteers at the GP Awards in London The awards ceremony took place during [...]