The Christmas Bar is back - and this year it's giving people in need across the town a helping hand this Christmas.

Seventa Events, which is due to set up shop at the Print Room from December 11-20, is "paying it forward" by donating food ordered from their menu to the less fortunate.

Once again the company will be at the former printing rooms of the Daily Echo building at Richmond Hill to transform the restaurant and bar into a Christmas venue.

There will be live entertainment, festive menus and winter-themed cocktails.

And in the spirit of the season, for every item ordered from the Christmas classics menu the same will be donated to participating charities to feed the homeless.

Simon Brooks, managing director of Seventa Events, said: “We were inspired to create the Christmas Bar in the centre of town because we wanted to offer something back to the people of Bournemouth. Somewhere fun and exciting to spend time over the Christmas period.

"However, this also made us think about those less fortunate at this time of year. As such, we have decided to ‘pay it forward’ and donate the same thing ordered by every customer to our local hostels. So, if you like great food, awesome drinks, and having a good time, get in the Christmas spirit and pay us a visit knowing your own fun will help others.”

Mark Horsford, of Michael House in Boscombe, said: "We are really grateful to be included in this year’s pop up Christmas Bar ‘pay it forward’ campaign. Christmas can be a very difficult time for a number of people. This donation will help us to bring people together for a special treat and will make a real difference to those who are currently staying at Michael House."

Julie Connery, of Hope for Food, added: "I am delighted on behalf of Hope for Food to accept this wonderful offer of hot food from the pop up Christmas bar at the Print Room over the Christmas season. These donations really make a difference to us in supporting the work that we do and most importantly to the people that we feed every week at the soup kitchen."