Stockport MP Ann Coffey recently visited The Olive Branch in Edgeley, to meet with volunteers and customers and to see an exhibition put together by the centre’s ‘Crafternoon’ group.
The Olive Branch gives support to vulnerable people who are often isolated and lonely. Alongside activity sessions, the centre provides an advice drop-in for people in need, a ‘Foodbank Plus’ and access to computers and the Internet. Volunteers also maintain the planters along Castle Street in Edgeley.
Ann Coffey said:
“I enjoyed meeting both local residents and volunteers at The Olive Branch. Some of them are already starting to make their Christmas cards, and we talked about the support the centre gives to local families with the foodbank. The centre provides both a lifeline and a place to meet and make friends.”
Christine Cheetham, Project Manager at The Olive Branch, added:
“It was a pleasure to have Ann visit our exhibition and meet members of our team, at a time when we are facing an increasing demand for our services. The Olive Branch receives a lot of support from both the community and local businesses, so we can’t thank everyone enough.”
The Olive Branch can be found at 2C Castle Street, Edgeley, SK3 9AB. For more information please contact them on 0161 425 0707 or at firstname.lastname@example.org.