Salford Community Leisure Supports Mustard Tree in run up to Christmas
This Christmas Salford Community Leisure will be supporting Mustard Tree by setting up food collection points at leisure centres.
At Christmas it is more essential than ever that communities pull together to support those in need. As a community organisation, Salford Community Leisure is keen to urge its gym members, leisure centre users and anyone living and working in the communities around the leisure centres to help those that might be struggling at this time of the year.
Mustard Tree was established 25 years ago. It helps people with food and other essential items when they are in crisis or struggling to make ends meet. It also runs the Freedom Project recruiting volunteers and providing skills, life opportunities and experience to people in the community.
Mustard Tree currently operates three shops in Ancoats, Eccles & Little Hulton and offer a wide range of food, furniture, clothes and household goods. They rely on donations from the community to help keep the shops stocked full of great items – every penny made from the sales goes straight back into Mustard Tree and helps provide services to create opportunities for change for volunteers.
Chief Executive Steve Hassall, says:
"We're delighted to be able to help Mustard Tree this Christmas distribute groceries and household items to those that need them the most. We'd really urge our members and visitors to pop into any leisure centre with a food donation, no matter how small it might be. Organisations such as Mustard Tree do so much to help the local community and we are proud to be able to support them."
We'll be collecting food at drop off points in a number of our venues from Monday 26 November to Sunday 9 December during opening hours (see the website for leisure centre opening times). We'd recommend donating dry foods, jars, bottles, tins and personal care items. Please do not drop of fresh foods or foods that will perish.
If you would like to support this worthy cause and are able to drop off any items for us to pass on to Mustard Tree, please drop your donations at:
- Beesley Green Community Centre
- Boothstown Community Centre
- Eccles Leisure Centre
- Swinton and Pendlebury Leisure Centre
- Wardley Community Centre
- Worsley Leisure Centre
A list of some of the essential food and day-to-day household items Mustard Tree is desperately in need of can be found via their website.
All items will be passed on to Mustard Tree ahead of Christmas. If you have large items of furniture in a saleable condition, Mustard Tree can also pick these up from you and can be contacted on 0161 228 7331.
Many thanks for your support.