Rochdale Training donates winter items to charity

Date published: 03 December 2018

Food, coats, scarves, gloves and hats have been donated to a local charity by Rochdale Training.

Over the last few months, the training provider has donated the goods to Rochdale Community Partnership, a registered charity which strives to support a vulnerable and needy client group within the Rochdale Borough.

The charity is active in providing a service once a week, where a hot meal and drinks are available for anyone who presents themselves at the Rochdale Soup Kitchen in the former Magistrate’s Court.

The charity offers a takeaway service for others: food is available for people who are immobile or unable to travel.

There is on-site support for those wishing to access advice, sign posting and support for other services that may benefit them, plus access to clothes, shoes, toiletries and feminine hygiene products.

Angela Bates from Rochdale Training said: "We decided that we would like to get involved with helping Rochdale Community Partnership. Staff have been very generous in donating not only food for the soup kitchen but also clothing. Our next aim is to donate unwanted toys for the service users of RCP."

Other initiatives from Rochdale Community Partnership include sporadic free haircuts and access to free swimming sessions with the local leisure centre in the summer.

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