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Bournemouth café seek gift donations for families affected by domestic abuse


Flirt Café Bar in Bournemouth’s Triangle is helping to bring some festive cheer to victims of domestic abuse this Christmas by asking customers and members of the public to donate a gift to go under the tree in its premises.

The owners of Flirt, Peter Moody and Rob Hazell, are once again supporting local charity BCHA, which runs two Women’s Refuges in the Poole and Bournemouth area. The organisation is a specialist housing and social care provider, helping homeless and vulnerable people access the right housing, health, learning and work opportunities.

Flirt co-owner, Peter Moody, said, “We are really pleased to help again this year, as we have each year so far. The wonderful customers and friends of Flirt are always so generous and we hope that this year we can beat our previous record of the number of presents for those who probably feel a bit forgotten. Many of our friends add a small present to their shopping and put it under our tree on their way home it is as easy as that and makes such a huge difference. It is great to know that those in a Dorset Refuge this year will have a slightly happier Christmas because of what we can all do.”

People are being asked to bring presents, big or small, unwrapped or in open gift bags by noon on December 22nd in time for BCHA staff to deliver them. Flirt Café Bar is based at 21 The Triangle and is open every day from 8am until 11pm.

Paul Tucker, Campaigns and Communications Manager at BCHA, said, “We are delighted that once again Flirt Café is supporting BCHA, and in particular our Women’s Refuges, this Christmas. This time of year is always a particularly difficult time for the women and children in our refuges. However, through the generosity of Flirt and the public, we can deliver some joy with gifts and help reassure them that this year they are safe and not living with fear, intimidation and violence.”


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