Lifeshare is a voluntary organisation established to help meet the needs of homeless and vulnerable people in Manchester and Salford. Its first point of contact is with people on the streets, offering practical assistance, support and information. From this point, Lifeshare offers continued assistance that enables people to secure suitable accommodation, supports them in maintaining their tenancies and helps them to access initiatives that carry their lives forward.
“As a community bank, we actively support charities that will make a difference locally,” explains Natalie Meade, store manager at Manchester’s Metro Bank. “We are hoping to be able to donate 1,000 Easter Eggs – we have already collected over 300 but are appealing to Manchester residents to help us reach our target by popping their donations into our store on Market Street.”
“We support several of the temporary accommodations and hostels around the city and we provide food parcels via referrals by all manner of people whether it be other food banks, workers in the sector, or otherwise,” explains Abby Noonan, digital & marketing manager, Lifeshare. "We are so pleased that Metro Bank is supporting Lifeshare again this Easter! Bringing a little bit of holiday cheer across Greater Manchester is one of the highlights of our spring as we become Manchester's little Easter bunnies. Businesses like Metro Bank getting behind us to ensure we can treat as many people as possible is so important. To some people it's just a bit of chocolate, but it shows the support from the community and the amazing spirit of the people of Manchester working together to help each other."
Manchester Metro Bank is located at 45 Market Street, M1 1WR. Store opening hours are Monday to Saturday 8.30am to 6pm, Sunday 11am to 5pm.