In 2017, Sigma committed to supporting Loaves and Fishes Homeless Drop-In Centre in Salford. Following our £5,000 donation last year, we have supported the charity again this year by pledging another £5,000.
Having moved in to their new premises last year, the charity has been experiencing a huge increase in visitors to the centre every day with on average over 100 people attending, and over 80 meals being supplied, every day.
Our £5,000 donation this year has gone towards creating an exterior paving area for summer BBQ events, as well as a large gas barbecue. We have also provided the drop-in centre with arts, crafts and reading group materials.
A spokesperson from the charity, said: “The monies received from Sigma have enabled Salford Loaves and Fishes to reintroduce activities which had been greatly missed by our service users since our move to Paddington Close, in particular the art class, which proves very popular with both young and old visitors to the centre.
“We have also been able to establish a group of service users who are committed to developing their IT skills on an ongoing basis. The monies provided by Sigma not only allowed us to purchase equipment to initiate these groups but will fund the continuation of these activities for some time yet. The aim of the activity programme is to engage, inspire and educate our service users.”