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  • Cornerstone Big Sleep-out 2016

    What another great turnout for our 2nd Big Sleep-out!! With over 120 people taking part on the night and what a very cold night it was. The support is fantastic and we would like to take this opportunity to Thank everyone that took part and also everyone that has donated and sponsored someone that slept out. Thanks once again to everybody involved and we hope to see you again next year. We will keep you up to date with how much has been raised an we can tell you that the total so far is already over £20k. Well done and enjoy the pictures from the night.

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  • Easter at Cornerstone

    The clients were happy to get involved in all our activities over the Easter period. Members of the Monday prayer group sang their hearts out and brought the joy of Easter to all. There was a great response to the egg decorating competition and it gave our judge rather a difficult task to decide the winner. The egg and spoon race was a huge success. There was great excitement but we were suspicious of a little bit of cheating.!!! Many took part in the cooking of Easter cakes which were later distributed to all the clients. Our Chinese friends cooked and provided a delicious Chinese meal on Easter Monday and everyone on arrival was presented with an Easter egg. It was a joy to see the smiles on so many faces.

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  • Celebrating St Patrick's Day

    Thursday March 17th was celebrated in style at the centre with an all day Irish Breakfast, fun, music and dance. Music in the afternoon was provided by the Rossi Quartet who are members of the Halle Orchestra in Manchester, and they were really enjoyed by all. One of their members is a volunteer at the centre and arranged the session. The sounds of the Saw Doctors, Dubliners, Pogues and many other Irish artists rang through the centre most of the day. Two of the clients sang solo with versions of the Wild Rover and the Galway Shawl. A great day with a lively atmosphere was had by all.

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  • The Relic of Matt Talbot visits Cornerstone

    We were truly blessed on Friday to be honoured by a visit from Fr Brian Lawless from Dublin, who brought with him the Relic of the Venerable Matt Talbot. Matt Talbot was born in the 1850's to a very poor Dublin family. His father was an alcoholic and as Matt grew up he was soon sucked into a life of alcoholism. At the age of 28 years old Matt finally realized it was time to change his life style and spent the rest of his life in prayer, spiritual readings, and doing acts of charity. Matt is an example to all of us and shows that with the grace and help of God addiction sufferers can change their lives. It is hoped one day Matt will be Beatified and Canonised.

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  • Cornerstone Big Sleepout- April 22nd 2016

    In April last year, we raised a fantastic £47k through our Big Sleep-Out to support the homeless in Manchester. This event has meant we have been able to help so many people with the Safe Haven Pods. People like Andy: "I hate to think where I would have been if it was not for Cornerstones. I am a different man to when I first came here. No one else would help me. I was homeless and they gave me a bed in their overnight shelter, and helped me secure more permanent housing after only three weeks. The staff are brilliant and more than that, it feels like a real family” Together our efforts raised £47K and we now have at least 12 warm dry beds available every night until early this spring. We want this amazing service to continue and develop this winter and so…

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  • Farewell to "Our Bridget"

    Bridget has recently retired after serving 14 years at Cornerstone. She started in 2002 as a cook but soon after she took up the position of support worker. During those years she has worked tirelessly with the clients, in finding them accommodation, supporting them in their various needs, always ready to listen and offer advice and support. Her generosity with her time, always going the extra mile, patience, sense of humour and commitment in helping mend the lives of the poor and vulnerable will be difficult to replace. Bridget has many talents but her letter writing and composing of poetry would leave one speechless. The staff, volunteers and clients were sad to say goodbye to her, and Bridget received many cards, gifts and good wishes.

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  • Christmas Day at the centre

    Over 100 clients enjoyed a delicious christmas dinner, many of whom would have gone without on this special day only for the centre. We send our gratitude to all who volunteered and helped out on the day making it so enjoyable and such a success, and a big thank you to all who donated the food for the dinner. Bishop John paid us a suprise visit, he chatted freely with everyone, his visit was greatly appreciated by all and added to the enjoyment and excitment of the day. He viewed our pods and was really impressed by the set up of our Safe Haven night shelter.

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  • Elvis rocks Cornerstone

    Our evening of music, fun and a visit from Elvis was a huge success. Staff took part in fancy dress with many of the volunteers and clients joining in. The evening was sponsered by Christian Pepper from Financial Options in Bury and 4 of his staff dressed as elves joined us helping to serve the food and soft drinks during the evening.

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Cornerstone is a day centre providing services to adults facing a wide range of social issues including homelessness, poverty, social isolation, poor mental health, drug and alcohol addiction. We operate an open door policy and welcome people from all backgrounds with our aim being to offer support to our clients, improve their prospects and enhance their quality of life.

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