Wellspring award

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undefinedThe Wellspring a resource centre in Stockport for homeless and disadvantaged people has been presented with The Queen's Award for Voluntary Service. Wellspring is on Harvey Street behind the Robinsons' Brewery in the town centre. It is supported by local churches and staffed by volunteers.

The Wellspring provides wholesome food and clothing for people in need. It also helps them get into housing or supported accommodation.

The award was presented to Ena Thorpe, Mia Kinsella and Andrew Ayre of Wellspring (pictured above with the Lord-Lieutenant Warren Smith and the Vice Lord-Lieutenant Edith Conn) at a special ceremony held at Gorton Monastery in Manchester.

The Wellspring is dependent on donations from the general public, businesses, schools and churches. Donations of food, clothing, bedding, toiletries and financial donations are always needed. Phone Jonathan Billings on 0161 477 6344 to arrange – or call in person at Harvey Street.

The Revd Jenny Mayo-Lythall, Development Worker of Transforming Lives Together (TLT) said: “Big congratulations to Wellspring. It thoroughly deserves this award. What it has done over the years has been amazing and has made a real difference to people’s lives.”

TLT is a joint venture between our diocese and the Church Urban Fund (CUF). TLT aims to encourage parishes to tackle poverty in their local communities.

If you are interested in finding out more about TLT please phone Jenny Mayo-Lythall on 01928 718834 or email jenny@transforminglivestogether.org.uk