High Wycombe’s New Charitable Diverted Giving Points

HWBIDCo’s recently launched ‘Diverted Giving’ scheme will be working in conjunction with local charity, The Oasis Partnership, to ensure all public donations reach those in need of meaningful support and help tackle drug and alcohol use amongst the street begging community.

The three ‘Diverted Giving Points’ – on the High Street, on White Hart Street and at McDonald’s Drive-Thru – enable the public to make a nominal payment via a fixed card terminal, with all donations channeled through a central charitable trust. Funds will go towards establishing a team of Street Support Outreach Staff, who will engage with anyone asking for money and address their needs appropriately, working with local organisations to provide assistance with drugs & alcohol support, shelter or aid.

Colin spoke to HWBIDCo CEO Melaine Williams, Colin McGregor-Paterson, CEO of Oasis Partnership, Jenni Parker, Oasis Partnership, James Boultbee CEO of Wycombe Homeless Connection & Gemma Shinh Director of HWBidco & M Glynn Builders about the new diverted giving scheme.