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  • St Lawerence's Gaelic Football Club

    Jimmy Wray chairman of the club presented a cheque for £500 to support worker Ann Mitchell at their recent committee meeting on Sunday 19th April. St Lawerence's are a very successful Manchester Gaelic football club who provide senior, junior, underage and ladies Gaelic football. At their recent annual dinner dance they ran a raffle and raised £500 for Cornerstone. We are extremely grateful to all of them and wish the club every success in the future.

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  • Mountain Bike Course

    On a sunny day in April, a group of Cornerstone service users attended a mountain bike course at the National Cycling Centre in Manchester. Subsequent to being suited and booted the group commenced proceedings by venturing over to the nearby Philips Park in Clayton to get to grips with the bikes in a designated mountain bike skills zone.

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  • Housing Justice Roadshow

    Mark Wiggin, CEO Caritas Diocese of Salford welcomed 80 delegates representing 45 charities and organisations on Thursday 16th April. Housing Justice is the national voice of Christian action on housing and homelessness. The aim of this ecumenical event was to encourage and motivate churches to be part of the housing solution in Manchester and to work in partnership with others. Rt Rev John Arnold, Bishop of Salford led the gathering in prayer and reflection. Alison Gelder, CEO Housing Justice set out the national context and Amanda Croome, CEO The Booth Centre set out the local and regional needs and service gaps.

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  • Our Fundraising night

    On February 28th we held our very successful fundraising night at St Kentigern's club in Fallowfield. Once again it was a full house, we raised an amazing £9,110.90 and after the expenses for the night had been paid we cleared £8,659.90. This is a tribute to the kindness and generosity of the people of Manchester. Our thanks to Jimmy Cricket who provided the laughter, "Just Terry"for the music which had everyone dancing till the early hours, Jennifer Swan for her delightful singing and to Kevin Fitzpatrick and his staff at St Kentigerns. Our gratitude also to all who gave cash donations, items for the auction and raffle, our ticket sellers and all who turned up on the night.

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  • Love Without Barriers

    A delicious Celebration meal was arranged today for the Cornerstone people to celebrate Chinese New Year. It was organised by Jenny Ward from the Manchester Chinese Centre. Today is known as the seventh day of the Chinese New Year, Humans’ birthday, The People’s birthday and a celebration of all people born. The food was plentiful: sweet and sour chicken, chicken curry, rIce, noodles, spring rolls, prawn crackers and a delicious sweet to finish. Served with love by friendly, volunteers. What a Blessing! Grateful Thanks to all who helped to provide, serve and cook this delicious food, we really enjoyed it and it was appreciated by all. The Chinese Community love to share Chinese Celebrations with all neighborhoods and their motto is LOVE WITHOUT BARRIERS.

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  • Cornerstone Big Sleep-Out

    This year Cornerstone will be hosting a Big Sleep-Out in support of the thousands of people who have to endure sleeping rough on our streets. Why?This is your opportunity to help homeless men and womenin and around Manchester. The sponsorship you raise will helpCornerstone support homeless men and women in Manchester. Who?You can enter as an individual but also as a family, with friends or as a team with work colleagues or as an organisation.

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  • Return visit of the Lord Mayor

    The Lord Mayor of Manchester spent Thursday morning with us at the centre.  She chatted and interacted with the clients  listening to their stories and problems and was understanding and sympathetic, she showed  that she really is a very caring person and has a real connection with the poor and vulnerable.    The clients were excited to meet her and one of them in particular kept asking "are you really the Lord Mayor of Manchester"?  Mayor Cooley was impressed by our work and said she loved the warm and friendly atmosphere of the centre.     Before leaving she again expressed a wish to return later this year and she is hopeful her diary is free so she will be able to attend our fundraising night on February 28th at St Kentigern's Cl

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  • Annual Fundraising Event - 28th February

    On February 28th, we are holding our annual fundraising event at St Kentigren's Club, Hart Rd, Fallowfield, M14 7DW.    Once again we have comedian Jimmy Cricket and the music is by "Just Terry" who will travel all the way from Anglesey   Doors open at 8 pm, tickets are £5 or £6 on the door and are available from Cornerstone Day Centre, phone no 0161 232 8888 ( please ask for Angela) or at St Kentigren's club contact no 0161 224 2033.There will be the usual raffle and auction, so please come along and support us as it will be a very enjoyable night full of fun,laughter and dancing.  This is our main fundraising event and we are hoping it will be a huge success and raise much needed funds for the centre.

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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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