The Cheshire & Greater Manchester Community Rehabilitation Company (CGM CRC) Community Payback team helped ensure that Salford Loaves and Fishes – a drop-in centre for homeless and vulnerable people – was looking at its best for its official opening.
The team lent a hand so that outside spaces were looking spick and span for the grand opening of its newly renovated premises earlier this week. Ross Pithers, Operations Manager for Salford Loaves and Fishes, wrote to CGM CRC:
“I am writing to say a huge thank you to your organisation for arranging the Community Payback team to come along on Monday and clear our outside spaces. This was done the day before our official opening ceremony, which was attended by dignitaries, peer organisations and lots of others with an interest in what we do. We are very proud of our new building and by the time of the ceremony we were proud of the outside space too.
“I would like to add that Ronnie, who led the team on the day, was a credit to himself and yourselves. He ensured everything we asked for, and more, got done in a timely manner and did so whilst maintaining what was clearly a great team spirit. Finally, were the guys themselves, they clearly put a lot of effort in and nothing was too much trouble.”
Community Payback Placement Coordinator Adam Powsney said: “I am pleased we could help Loaves and Fishes at such short notice and complete the job to a high standard. It evidences our readiness to engage with and help our local communities and came about through our fantastic partnership with Salford Council.”
Salford Loaves and Fishes welcomes anyone and everyone to its Drop-In Centre on Paddington Close, Salford, which exists particularly for homeless, isolated or vulnerable people in Salford and beyond.