Celebrity for a day

Nourish Food Poverty Project Leader stands in for local MP.

On Friday 28th July, Barry Matley became a celebrity for the day, making a short speech at the reopening of the Bury Food Club.

The club, located at Manna House, Irwell Street, is a social action program run by Bury Christian Fellowship, and associated with MCM’s Nourish project.

Normally open on Fridays from 2 till 4 pm, the premises had closed for a week for alterations that would make better use of the Food Club space.

Because a lot of work had gone into this project, the Bury team wanted a celebrity to re open the service. A local MP was approached, but was unable to make the event, so Barry was promoted to celebrity status!

Barry, who played a significant part in the setting up of the club, gave a short speech giving a ‘big thanks’ to those involved in all the hard work for the makeover. He ended with a short prayer.

He said, “The staff and volunteers have been awesome in their dedication and faithfulness to make the Food Club happen”.

This is a fantastic example of how volunteer service can make a massive difference in the community.

If you are interested in volunteering for any Manchester City Mission project, please email the office at mancitmis@AOL.com

Clock icon 03 Aug, 2023

Written by:

Terry Durose

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