Chicken & Blues’ team are pleased to announce that its annual gift bank is returning for its 4th year, and this year will be spreading across its 3 restaurants in Bournemouth and Poole.

Over the last 3 years, 25 families in need have been chosen by local children’s centres to be the beneficiaries of a box full of christmas gifts, delivered on Christmas Eve by Deliveroo’s riders. The incredible generosity shown by C&B patrons, business partners and charitable organisations locally, has enabled this project to go ahead successfully.

Joshua Simons, C&B founder, comments: “The C&B Gift Bank is now an annual initiative for us, forming part of our ongoing commitment to the local communities and neighbourhoods that we operate from in both Bournemouth and Poole. We work alongside some fantastic businesses and suppliers, who generously donate every year, as well as customers and friends of C&B, who have helped us immensely too. This year, what with the opening of our new shop in Winton, we look to extend this to project to 50 families across both towns. The loyalty shown by local people to our businesses doesn’t go unnoticed, and so we are keen to give something back, at what is a difficult time of year for many people.”.

If you would like to get involved in supporting this year, please email

Here’s a special mention to some fantastic supporters over the years; BC Club (Bournemouth)Mercedes-Benz of PooleLovett International Estate & Letting AgentSaxe CoburgDeliverooBooker WholesaleComax UKCodestone Group LtdStreetwise HR LtdElson GeavesU4L – Utilities4LessElite Living Club, and lots of generous individuals!