Friday, 18 June 2010

2) Mustard Tree

Mustard Tree is the charity I feel passionate about supporting through use of design.

Mustard Tree

The Mustard Tree is a Manchester based charity committed to providing life support for the homeless, marginalised and vulnerable across Greater Manchester. We serve these communities through the provision of food, clothing, furniture and training.


soup run 7

The Mustard Tree started as a soup run and this service has continued over the last 16 years. On Friday and Sunday nights, volunteers meet to prepare sandwiches, hot drinks and soup before heading down to Hoyle Street, near Piccadilly Station in Manchester. The 30-70 people served each evening live on the streets, in hostels, temporary accommodation or are simply struggling to survive in their current situations. Many are signposted to The Mustard Tree premises during the week to receive blankets and warm clothes, or to other organisations for advice and support. Whilst the provision of food and drink is essential, the Soup Runs also offer an opportunity to listen to and befriend those who come.


Graham and Alan hugging

If you have some creative ways of raising funds or have a team that are ready willing and able to do something for charity, please let us know. We will work with you to help make the most of your ideas and, if necessary, provide some fun/challenging fundraising activities for you to get involved with.

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