Chris Billam-Smith joins forces with Bournemouth Foodbank as ambassador.

In an exciting development for the community, Bournemouth Foodbank is delighted to welcome renowned professional boxer and WBO cruiserweight champion Chris Billam-Smith as its new Ambassador. This partnership marks a significant step in the Foodbank’s efforts to raise awareness about the broad scope of its work in the Bournemouth area.

Chris is passionate about the local community and want to see it uplifted. Their collaboration with Bournemouth Foodbank will bring much-needed attention to the food bank as well as various critical programs beyond the provision of food.

Chris and family attended one of Bournemouth Foodbank’s very special Christmas Social Canteens at the end of last year. During their visit, they toured the Foodbank’s warehouse, learning about its extensive operations. Their presence added a unique touch to the evening as they engaged with guests who had come for a warm, festive meal, making the night even more memorable for everyone involved.

Sharing his thoughts on this new partnership, Chris said, “As long-time residents and lovers of Bournemouth, I’m honoured to support Bournemouth Foodbank. We believe in the power of community and are eager to help dispel myths about food banks and shine a light on the incredible work Bournemouth Foodbank does and the services they offer. I look forward to assisting in fundraising efforts and, when my training schedule permits, participating in community events to further support these vital initiatives.”

Rio Argent, our Grants and Foundations Manager, commented, “We are thrilled about this collaboration. Having a champion and local hero like CBS engaged with our initiatives brings a significant boost to our efforts. It’s truly inspiring to partner with someone who embodies the spirit of resilience and community support, further elevating the impactful work we do.”

Following an exceptionally active Christmas season, Bournemouth Foodbank finds itself facing critically low stock levels. We urgently call upon the community’s support through donations to our ongoing Crowdfunder campaign, which remains active until Saturday, 3rd of February. To donate, visit: For donations beyond this date, please visit

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