City West helps homeless charity to branch out

A Manchester-based charity helping homeless and marginalised people has opened a new store in Salford with help from City West Housing Trust.

The Mustard Tree’s new store at Hulton District Centre in Little Hulton will sell everything from furniture and clothes to household goods - with City West helping to refurbish the shop and letting the property at a subsidised rate.

The landlord, which owns and manages 14,600 homes in Salford, already has strong links with the charity through fundraising events held by staff and donating unwanted furniture from customers living in its properties.   

Mustard Tree held an opening ceremony on Wednesday, December 3, with Salford’s elected Mayor Ian Stewart, Mustard Tree’s Chief Executive Adrian Nottingham and David Cummins, Director of Communities and Neighbourhoods at City West, all on hand to launch the new store. 

Adrian said: 

“Mustard Tree is so pleased to have this opportunity to join with others in making a lasting difference in Little Hulton. 

“Poverty, extreme inequality and disadvantage should never find a home in our communities. We are honoured to be a new part of a great team of groups and individuals who are determined to find ways to a better future.”

The new base for the charity will supply good quality pre-loved furniture at a low cost, provide a community hub and a training and volunteering centre to support local people to gain valuable work experience and broaden their skills.

City West’s David Cummins, said: 

“We want to make sure that all Salford residents are able to lead full and happy lives – and by helping Mustard Tree to set up shop in Little Hulton we are making a vital contribution to achieving that goal.

“The charity works around the clock to give disadvantaged people a fresh start in life and we look forward to continuing our close relationship with them in the future.”

For more information on Mustard Tree and its work to annually support more than 4,500 people across Greater Manchester, or to find out how you can help support vulnerable people in Salford, please visit the Mustard Tree website

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