Tue, 12th August 2014

Homeless Charity Benefits From Early Finish To Emirates Old Trafford Test Match


The England cricket team’s early finish to the Fourth Investec Test at Emirates Old Trafford helped to make a difference for some of the area’s homeless people.

Alastair Cook’s men wrapped up victory inside three days to go 2-1 up in the series against India which meant that the match finished two days’ early.

As a result, Lancashire County Cricket Club were able to use sandwiches, initially ordered to feed all the Test Match staff and volunteers on the fourth and fifth days of the Test to provide support to local homeless people.

Rather than seeing this food go to waste the Club, working through the LCCC Foundation, donated the sandwiches to Narrowgate Emergency Accommodation in the hope of making a small difference to the homeless people of Salford this week. 

Martin Crowhurst, Project Manager for Narrowgate Emergency Accommodation, based in Salford, said: “Monday was a wet and miserable day, so it was great to welcome in our homeless guests to a feast of sandwiches supplied by Lancashire County Cricket Club through the LCCC Foundation.

“We served them up with hot soup and were able to offer more as a takeaway service for the next day. This was especially significant as some daytime drop-in centres for the homeless are currently on summer shut downs. That night we were also overbooked, which meant we had to turn some people away, but, we could at least send them away with sandwiches.”

Sandy Mitchell, Head of Community Development for the LCCC Foundation said: “We were delighted to be able to make a small difference to the homeless people of Salford this week.

“Narrowgate Emergency Accommodation does some fantastic work and if through this gesture the Club and Foundation have helped them carry out this work then we are extremely proud.”


For more information about the Narrowgate project please visit: www.manchestercitymission.org.uk

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