Manchester’s homeless charity, Lifeshare, is desperately seeking new premises to continue their voluntary weekend breakfast service.
For over 25 years, the charity has been helping the homeless and vulnerable in Manchester and Salford. Running the only weekend breakfast project in our city centre, Lifeshare volunteers serve around 7000 free cooked breakfasts a year.
The generous work of the charity is supported by both donations from the public and local food suppliers.
Due to the regeneration of their current premises on Dantzic Street, Lifeshare now need a new venue. In order to ensure the continuation of the charity projects, a new premise is needed by June 2017.
Maxine Peake, patron for Lifeshare, said “this service is absolutely vital to Manchester and its ever growing Homeless community. It would be criminal if we can’t find another space for Lifeshare to continue this essential work”.
Lifeshare are calling upon members of the community and local businesses to help them find a new home.
According to Peake, as members of the community we must find ways to “protect” and “support” the most vulnerable.
A new location will ensue that Lifeshare are able to offer their services to those that need it most. Finding new premises will ensure a warm space where they can offer food, shelter, clean clothing and a medical drop-in.
The charity welcomes all suggestions, volunteers and donations.
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