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Donation in the can

Donation in the can

Adullam’s Bolton Bridges projects work closely with the town’s Destitution Project (DP), which helps asylum seekers and refugees by offering friendship, food and practical help.

Some of those for whom they provide support are housed within Adullam’s hostels, but as for many of these people English is not their first language, DP helps us to keep dialogue open.

DP is a charity relying heavily on donations. It is based in Victoria Hall, home to Bolton Methodist Mission which also supports the Bridges project.

As a gift for Lent, DP asked the Mission’s Sunday School if they could collect 40 tins of chick peas, red kidney beans and chopped tomatoes.

Bolton Bridges Operational Manager Dawn Thornber heard about this and was talking about it at work. The next day she arrived to find a huge box of tins that staff had collected to take as a gift for DP from Bolton Bridges.

“My team never fail to rise to the challenge,” Dawn said. “I think this is a brilliant example of community and co-production with everyone working together equally to provide support.”

Having taken the donation to the mission, Dawn and her team have received a lovely letter of thanks from DP’s Assistant Treasurer Kath Webster.

She said: “Thank you so much for your support for our charity, especially in these times when your own charity is doing so much brilliant work in our community. Not only did Dawn come into church laden, but her two grandsons were staggering under the weight of your donations.

“Without the support of folk like you we wouldn’t be able to do so much for our service users.”