On June 16th we re-opened our Eccles Community Shop following its refurbishment. The ribbon was cut by Mayor of Salford, Paul Dennett. Before formally re-opening the shop, Mayor Dennett spoke about the importance of Mustard Tree’s work in Salford, saying that;
If it wasn’t for organisations like Mustard Tree, goodness knows what state we would be in. We are indebted to them for all the work they do for the people of Salford. It’s amazing to see Mustard Tree tackling poverty in Salford.
The refurbishment of the Eccles Community Shop has opened up the space, making the shop more comfortable, with a layout that means we are able to make best possible use of the space.
This year is the 5th year our Eccles shop has been open and in those 5 years we are pleased to have become a part of the community in Eccles. We’re also proud to say that our impact is continuing to grow. This year we have already provided over 5,420 meals through our Food Club and emergency food provision, and we have gifted £2,100 worth of furniture. What we love about our Eccles shop is that everything we have achieved has been made possible by our team of local volunteers who have put in over 2,060 volunteer hours supporting and giving back to their community.
We are proud to be making a contribution to the community in Eccles, alongside some great work from other local groups including small and big businesses, the Council and housing providers, churches and other faith groups.
The Eccles shop is open as normal. Opening times, contact details and the address are available on our Contact Us page.