A MANCHESTER based charity is appealing for donations in order to hold its one-off Christmas meal for some of the young, vulnerable people who use their services.
The volunteer based organisation relies on donations to be able to hold the event, which is often the only time of year some of these people have a sit down meal.
Lifeshare was established in 1985 to help homeless people across the city, over the past 30 years it has established itself as a point of help for vulnerable and homeless people.
They offer practical assistance such as food and also aim to help people using their services get suitable accommodation and support.
The charity, who help hundreds of young people ages 16-25 across Greater Manchester, are appealing for people to donate to this event as the charity itself relies on donations.
As well as the Christmas meal the organisation hopes to produce small ‘goodie bags’, providing necessary items for those attending.
Julie Boyle, a key member at Lifeshare, said: “The Christmas meal is a great opportunity for some of our clients to experience something like this,
“A lot of them have never had a sit down meal before and it can be the only time these people get to socialise.
“We usually try to pull together a few things to give them as well for the winter, something like a jumper and scarfs.
“Any donations are warmly welcomed, every little helps.”
In the past with the donations the charity have managed to take some of their clients to one of Manchester’s ‘all you can eat’ buffets and they hope that with donations from this year they can do the same again.
By Sophie Flint
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