Trinity Foodbank volunteers receiving a cheque from Gerry Faulkner, Treasurer of Radcliffe Rotary Club for the new cabin.

Community group Corrie Gardeners in Radcliffe continue to be active throughout the pandemic, supporting people who live locally.

During the pandemic Trinity Foodbank has provided an invaluable service from the Trinity Baptist Church on Westminster Avenue. The foodbank is a joint venture with Corrie Gardeners working in partnership with Sister Joan from Caritas (Diocese of Salford) and Trinity Baptist Church itself. 

However, due to various groups needing to return to the church to use it as a venue the foodbank has moved to a portacabin within the church car park. The cabin was sourced following a successful fundraising campaign by the group, that received donations from Radcliffe Rotary Club and Bury Beacon Service. 

As a result, the group is now able to offer a pick up service of food parcels on Friday 9am - 12pm.

Several volunteers from the group have also recently undertaken Mental Health first aid and Psychological first aid training. This means they can offer some low level assistance to people in need. They an also support people to get help with debt and energy usage, as well as signpost them to other useful services. The service will work in line with funding received by Corrie Gardeners from the National Lottery to offer a more comprehensive mental health service in Radcliffe, run by the 'Growing Together Group' community hub.

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