This Christmas, due to the wonderful generosity and support of donors and corporate partners, we were able to put on a fantastic Christmas dinner and celebration for over 150 people, with a gift and treats for each person that attended!
Good Luck Jamie! Jamie has begun training for White Collar a training program and support network for amateurs to take part in a boxing match to raise funds for a chosen charity in February – and he has chosen us! If you are able to, please take a look at his page and support him! Any donation no matter how small will be very much appreciated https://uk.virginmoneygiving.com/fund…/showROFundraiserPage
Between April and October 2018…
40 people got into work
237 tenancies into first home
16 people into emergency accommodation
479 people using our food clubs regularly
This is an incredible achievement and we can only keep up with this level of increasing demand with supporters like you! We only hope to get bigger and better in 2019 and you will continue to make it possible!
Onwards and Upwards…“I’ve been looking for employment since 2015 and have finally secured an assistant chef job at a pub restaurant in Greater Manchester. The Mustard Tree team never give up on you, and in turn make you feel you don’t need to give up on yourself. I am so much more confident now. People aren’t here to hold my hand, they are giving me my tools in life back and showing me what I can do again.” – Andy
Congratulations Esther! What an achievement! Esther has been coming to the Mustard Tree since August last year as part of our Freedom Project and has recently completed her theoretical and practical exams in PAT electricals testing and passed her exam this month! Congratulations to you Esther and more power to you on your journey becoming a network engineer.
Tina shares her story: “The first time I became homeless , I was young and married with two kids and my relationship completely broke down. I was no longer his ‘wife’ by the end, I was only there for the kids. I got kicked out and ended up sleeping in a park for a few months. But I feel like I’m breaking free at Mustard Tree. I can forget about the past and everything that has happened to me and focus on the now, learning new things and regaining trust. I want to be heard and seen, and joining Mustard Tree has helped me do that.”
Tina has been homeless three separate times in her life and recently shared her story with us about her journey, and finding hope at Mustard Tree. Read her story here http://www.mustardtree.org.uk/2018/12/tinas-story/