Manchester Homeless Shelters Receive Harvest Donation From Burrswood

2 October 2020

burrswood harvest donation

Residents and Colleagues at Burrswood Care Home have donated food hampers to help feed homeless people in the local area.

The kind-hearted team started collecting donations in early autumn ready for their Harvest Festival on 3rd October.

Each of Burswood’s four units organised a collection with Residents, their loved ones and Colleagues adding items when they could.

Once everything was ready, Residents helped to prepare food hampers for Reverend Dave Thompson from St. John & St. Mark Church in Bury to deliver.

Reverend Thompson took the hampers to The Booth Centre in Manchester and Bury Red Door (a Caritas Diocese of Salford project) which support homeless people in the city.

Home Manager Neil Hooley said it meant a lot to Residents to do something practical for local people who are suffering.

Neil said: “This is such an excellent initiative and we were delighted to support Reverend Thompson’s exceptional work for the homeless.

“This year has been incredibly tough for us all and to think of people living rough is heart breaking.

“All of us were pleased to be able to help and contribute, and hopefully provide some sustenance to those who need it the most.”