Centenary firm donates 100 wash kits to the homeless

Homeless people are to receive their own wash kit this Christmas thanks to the generosity of a long-established accountancy firm.


Generous donation:

Nick Love, Princecroft Willis' Charity Director (right) and Neil Robertson, Projects Coordinator, Routes To Roots, with the 100 wash kits.

Princecroft Willis (PcW), which celebrated its centenary this year, has donated 100 wash kits to Routes To Roots (R2R).

The Poole-based charity will distribute the kits to its homeless clients in the run-up to December 25 as well as on Christmas Day.

The wash kits include a hand towel, comb, roll-on deodorant, soap, toothpaste and a  toothbrush.

Neil Robertson, R2R's Projects Coordinator, said: "This is a very generous gesture and we're very grateful to Princecroft Willis.

"The wash kits contain all the items many consider as essentials but to our clients are regarded as luxuries."

The donation of 100 wash kits to Routes to Roots is the latest initiative by Princecroft Willis to mark the firm's 100th anniversary.

Other charity initiatives throughout its birthday year have included raising more than £21,000 for the Andrew Simpson Sailing Foundation, taking part in a sponsored slim by shedding 100lbs in 100 days; donating 100 pints of blood to the National Blood Service and raising £3,145 for Oakhaven Hospice from a 100-mile sponsored walk by Managing Director Mark Johns.

Nick Love, PcW's Charity Director, said: "We've had a fantastic year, raising many thousands of pounds for good causes and also demonstrating our strong community links.

"Routes to Roots sums up what Christmas should be all about by helping those who are not able to enjoy the festive season with a permanent roof over their head.

"We're pleased to play our small part in making their Christmas a little easier." 

Princecroft Willis has offices in Poole and New Milton and offers a full range of accounting services from audit to taxation.

Locally based, independent and with strong community roots, the firm has ten directors and more than 100 team members.


19 December 2014