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Help with energy costs during lockdown

One of our partner agencies, Energyworks at Groundwork Greater Manchester, have told us that they are currently offering telephone support to help vulnerable people within the Greater Manchester area who are struggling with energy costs of keeping their homes warm – see attached flyer. So, if this is you, and you are struggling to keep […]

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Open Tuesday 14th April as bank holiday swap

Open Tuesday as a swap for Easter Monday Given the current Covid-19 crisis we have decided to open the Foodbank on Tuesday 14th April as a swap to our usual Monday session which next week is Easter bank holiday. Session time will be 11am-1pm. We are still operating under new arrangements to accommodate social distancing […]

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Foodbank and Pantry still running (update 2nd April)

Foodbank and Pantry still Open Just to confirm that Middleton Central Foodbank and the Lighthouse Pantry are still running at their normal times. Whilst all of the other regular Lighthouse Project activities have been temporarily stopped due to the Coronavirus guidelines we are keeping these two essential services running to support our community. We have […]

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Updated Attendance requirements 24th March 2020

New Attendance requirements Due to the ongoing demand for support from the foodbank because of the Covid19 health situation we have been required to change the way that the foodbank works, and to put in place some clear guidance and boundaries to reduce the amount of time people spend at the centre with our staff […]

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Donation needs 20 March 2020

Current Need To help people wanting to donate food supplies to the Foodbank these are our current needs to help us keep stocked: UHT Milk Juice Cereal or porridge Rice and noodles Tinned potatoes Tinned veg Tinned Soup Tinned tomatoes Tinned meats or fish Tinned fruit Custard or rice pudding Jam Toiletries Here is a […]

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Coronavirus update 17th March 2020

Inspire Middleton projects and activities With the growing concern about the impact of coronavirus within the community, and in the light of recent government health advice regarding social distancing (16 March 2020) we want to make you aware that this is having an impact upon the services and activities that Inspire Middleton offers through its […]

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Coronavirus and food banks

There are lots of foodbanks, ourselves included, that are being asked questions about the possible impact of coronavirus on people needing food, and about the type of support food banks will be able to continue to provide. This is an unprecedented challenge, and we don’t yet know how things will unfold. We’re working with the […]

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The three marathons in three countries fundraiser

We want to give a big thanks to Chris Furlong, former Middleton Councillor, who earlier this year took part in three marathons, in three countries, to raise much needed funds for three charities close to his heart. Through Chris’s sterling efforts, and his generous donors and supporters, he managed to raise a total of £2,147 […]

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Slimming World Middleton support Foodbank

  Easter Craft fare – Slimming World Middleton We want to say a BIG thank you to all the folk from Jeanie Logan and the Slimming World Middleton team who worked so hard to put on our Lighthouse Easter Craft Fair at the end of March. There were a many great craft stalls to look round, […]

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Chris Furlong runs-for-funds fundraising challenge

Middleton councillor Chris Furlong is running 3 marathons in 3 countries for 3 local charities in just 3 months – outstanding. Chris  brought the Mayor of Greater Manchester, Andy Burnham, down to the Lighthouse Project and Middleton Central foodbank early in March, to show him around, to tell him about our work and to build […]

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