Dorset Chamber joins HRH Prince William and Steven Bartlett in critical discussion on homelessness

On Thursday, 7 September, Dorset Chamber’s Chief Executive, Ian Girling, had the privilege of participating in a business-focused discussion during HRH Prince William’s highly publicised visit to Bournemouth for The Royal Foundation’s Homewards project. This momentous occasion marked a significant step in addressing and preventing homelessness in the region.

Dorset Chamber was honoured to be a part of this significant event, where Ian Girling joined His Royal Highness Prince William and renowned entrepreneur Steven Bartlett, along with local businesses, in a collaborative discussion about the vital role businesses can play in combating homelessness.

During this meeting, all attendees engaged in discussions surrounding actionable steps they can take to contribute to the Homewards project’s overarching mission. The Royal Foundation initiated the Homewards project, which focuses on six key regions across the UK, with the goal of eradicating homelessness.

Thanks to the dedicated efforts of Dorset Chamber Board Member, Gareth Sherwood, Dorset Chamber were able to be involved in this amazing project which perfectly aligns with its core vision of “Enabling Better Lives Through Business.”

As a chamber of commerce, Dorset Chamber is committed to encouraging local businesses to actively participate and support organisations dedicated to addressing homelessness and poverty. Whether through volunteering or serving as trustees, it aims to shine a spotlight on the incredible contributions that businesses make in this critical area.

If your business is already involved in supporting organisations working towards the alleviation of poverty and homelessness, we invite you to share your inspiring stories with us. Your experiences can serve as a beacon of hope and motivation for others. Please do not hesitate to get in touch.

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