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Castle Court School’s Fundraising story

LOSING SLEEP – Year 8 pupils from Castle Court School have carried out their 10th annual Sleep Out to raise money and awareness for BCHA. Pictured constructing their cardboard sleeping boxes are (left to right) Ed, Guy, Eddie and George. Every year for the past decade pupils from the independent school near Wimborne have bedded down […]

Paul’s story

Tenancy Officer Paul Whitehouse only joined BCHA in January 2019 but he has pledged to raise as much money as he can for Bchangemakers projects by running 200k in just 12 months. “I’ve always enjoyed keeping fit. I’ve played football, badminton and tennis at a high level but I actually only began running seriously last [...]

Alisha’s Story

BCHA’s National Citizen Service programme is open to all young people aged 15 to 17 in Bournemouth, Poole, Christchurch and Ferndown. Alisha took part and enjoyed the experience so much she is now working for the scheme. “I signed up to NCS with the same motives as most teenagers – to meet new like-minded people, […]

Colin’s story

Colin has been working in housing development at BCHA for seven years. He works with residents who require support in their daily life, as well as looking after homes for those who live independently. Day-to-day, Colin has a range of responsibilities from managing BCHA’s relationship with local authorities, to working on planning applications with architects […]

The Skydive Team’s story

The BCHA team wanted to start a renovation project at Henley Court, but funding cuts meant there wasn’t enough money to do it. But they wouldn’t let anything stop them, and got a team of 11 together to pledge to do a skydive at 15,000ft. The team raised just over £6,000, with the money helping […]

Georgia’s story

Georgia works as a part of the National Citizen Service (NCS) team at BCHA. As a government-run programme for 15-17 year olds, it’s designed to break down social barriers and help develop life skills. Georgia is passionate about enabling young people to flourish, and has built her own confidence during her time working for the […]

Brian’s story

Brian Swann has recently retired from his role as Director of Housing and Support at BCHA, having worked with the organisation for over 23 years. During his time at BCHA he came to realise that homelessness can happen to anyone, and he believes Bchangemakers will encourage the community to come together to support all of […]

Daryl’s story

While working in construction, Daryl was also training to become a football coach on the side – but he needed to find a team to coach. He was introduced to a group of BCHA service users by his friend who had been helped by the service whilst in prison. Through working to create BCHA FC, […]

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