Mustard Tree is our chosen charity for 2017/18 and last week we joined the team to find out more and lend a hand.
Since 1994, Mustard Tree has transformed the lives of people in Greater Manchester who are trapped in poverty or homelessness, by enabling them to gain the skills and self-confidence they need to reach their full potential. We’re all increasingly aware of the challenge, particularly in this cold weather. 600,000 people live in poverty in the UK, including 91,000 children. 137,000 people are in-work poverty.
As part of our commitment to Mustard Tree, the whole Project Kitchens team is getting involved and we are attending events, activities and fundraising. Last Friday, we headed over to help at the Soup Run, which is held every Friday night in Manchester. The team served food, washed and cleared up from 6-9pm.
Belinda Sewell commented,
“I am very proud of my team for their efforts. It’s a big ask to give up a Friday night after working all week but there was no hesitation when volunteers were requested. Well done team! Our next event in aid of Mustard Tree is a sponsored abseil and we are looking for volunteers to join us? It’s on Friday 9th February 2018 in Manchester city centre and any interested parties need to email firstname.lastname@example.org now.”
If you can spare time, supplies or donations this Christmas please visit www.mustardtree.org.uk