No Chuckin Our Chicken

Mustard Tree’s Round-Up

No Chuckin Our Chicken

No Chuckin Our Chicken

We’ve recently struck up a fantastic partnership with our local Nandos branch, who regularly donate food to us as part of their ‘No Chuckin our Chicken’ campaign.

Food Manager Chris prepping Nandos chicken

The global donation program secures food from their restaurants that was otherwise headed for anaerobic digestion to produce electricity and fertilizer – and redistributed to charities across the UK.

The support couldn’t have come at a better time, with our food costs on the rise and welcoming increasing numbers of class participants for lunch.

Express Yourself

Our Monday textiles drop-in is becoming popular with our clients and Freedom trainees – here’s Rose sporting a dress she made from her very first attempt of working with a sewing machine and patterns.

We also want to thanks Streetwise Opera, who hosted a taster session for our Freedom trainees and clients, which took part in our performance space yesterday.

With many of our creative sessions having to migrate online during the pandemic, it’s wonderful to see people back in our spaces.

Reducing isolation through a strong welcome can be key to our peoples’ mental wellbeing – as summed up through the below Google Review we received this week:

“Whenever or whatever situation I’ve been in especially mentally, the staff at Mustard Tree have made time and helped me regardless. It’s the only place I can truly open up – thank you to all those at Mustard Tree. I wouldn’t be where I am today and have a gorgeous daughter without their help”.

If you know someone who needs help or could benefit from our classes and training work-streams, please direct to our online referral form.

Punk in Drublic Poetry

Our friends at Punk in Drublic Poetry and back with a star-studded line-up to celebrate their 5th birthday on Thursday 21st April – with all ticket proceeds being donated to Mustard Tree!

For more information and tickets, please click here.

Ward Williams Surveyors

Special thanks to all our recent corporate volunteers, who have been regularly supporting us with Food Club, Community Shop and warehouse tasks – including the team from Ward Williams Surveyors, who enjoyed a day out on the vans collecting furniture donations with Haydn.


If your workplace in interested in supporting Mustard Tree with volunteering, please email or give us a call on 0161 228 7331.

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