Metro Bank’s Manchester store donated over 80 items and £500 to help support Lifeshare as part of its Christmas Community Campaign to spread the warmth this winter. In recognition of the current cost of living challenges. Metro Bank donated £35,000 to over 70 community charities, all of which are local to its stores, instead of having a Christmas tree in each store.
Lifeshare help homeless and vulnerable people across Greater Manchester. Every year Lifeshare hosts Manchester's only seven day indoor holiday support for rough sleepers, those in food and fuel poverty and those suffering from social isolation. Last year they served 2070 meals onsite and they have only seen numbers increase in 2022.
Manchester residents and businesses donated some of the items the charity urgently needed including food, drink, clothing and household items at the Market Street store.
‘’We would like to give a huge thank you to everyone who supported our campaign this Christmas,” explains Manchester Metro Bank Store Manager, Nilany Vasantharasan. ‘’Lifeshare does an outstanding job in supporting those most in need in Manchester and we are really proud that, thanks to our customers and donors, we were able to make a difference this Christmas, in some small way.’’
Metro Bank’s Manchester store is located at 45 Market Street, M1 1WR. The store is open Monday – Saturday: 8:30am - 6pm, Sunday: 11am - 5pm.