We have a renewed urgent need for funding so we can install the fire alarm system so we can open the building... The current system is not up to scratch, we knew this would need replacing along with the CCTV and fire shutters/doors, but the cost has gone above the planned amount and as we are yet to reach the target...we need your help.
We have all seen the shocking rise in the numbers of people sleeping on the streets of our beloved city, Manchester. Now here is your chance to make a difference. You can donate time, equipment, goods and cash...
2020 is the year of the BIG move... Can you help us fund the refurb of our new centre for our Manchester homeless community?
Click here for the MEN News story on the move Don't let the relocation be the death of what we do.
If you are not one for reading, here's who we are and what we do,
Background - Coffee4Craig started in September of 2013, the project started after Risha Lancaster lost her brother, Craig, to homelessness, substance abuse and poor mental health... Along with her husband, Hendrix, the pair set about searching for the gaps, barriers and overstretched systems within the homeless services, Coffee4Craig was born... One cup of coffee at a time!
Hendrix says... We took advice from those with the most experience, the homeless themselves. Soon after, January 2014, we set up the first static street kitchen on Piccadilly Gardens, Manchester offering food, advice and good conversation. As the weeks went on, more and more people came to help.
We soon realised that the evenings, weekends and bank holidays were a real issue for the street homeless community, with no services open they really did go hungry, get lonely and found it the longest and most difficult part of the week.
Coffee4Craig set about changing this and within 4 years a partnership with CentrePoint was created and opened the only seven night a week out of hours drop-in. As well as food, advice and conversation, we now offer out of hours referrals into A Bed Every Night, Cold Weather shelters, mental health support, substance & addictions advice, crisis intervention and medical cover.
We have faced challenges and barriers on the journey so far but have become a part of a huge support network including charities, Greater Manchester Combined Authority and Manchester City Council.
All we want is a future without homelessness... Can you help us?
- 2020 sees the biggest challenge...
- Installing a commercial kitchen - Ready for 13th March 2020,
- Installing shower and WC facilities,
- Set up the food bank within the new building.
The new building needs a full fit-out and installation of all appliances, can you help?
- Interior design,
- Signage decal,
- Kitchen fitters,
- Cash to purchase the items for the new centre.
Will you join the list of incredible supporters?
Support from (to name a few) Gibbs, Kuits, CHEP, The Offices, TSB, The Cooperative Group, LGBT Foundation, Beyond Trust, N Brown, Kingsway Trust, Pendleton Together Trust, Not Just Soup, Fresh Start Waste, North West First Aid, Manchester City Council, SPIN, Vow, MACC, Salford CVS, GMP, Riverside, CentrePoint, Barnabus, Booth Centre, Mustard Tree, Street Support, Lifeshare, Reach Out, Men's Room, On The Out, Street Support, Sanctuary Housing, Shelter, CentrePoint, Open Kitchen MCR, Human Relief, Embassy Bus, Clothes 2 Go, Fire Service Cadets, British Red Cross, North West Ambulance Service, Urban Village Medical Practise, Our Manchester, Forever Manchester and...
We have attracted plenty of famous faces too from Mark 'Bez' Berry, Penny Haslam, Professor Green, Jeremy Kyle, Stacey Forsey, Mayor Andy Burnham, Lianne Brown, Marcus Rashford, Belinda Scandal, JB Barrington, Bland Aid, Marlon Clarke, Tyson Fury, Chelsea Norris, Metallica, Mike Sweeney and...
Coffee4Craig has appeared in many media appearances...
RT News, BBC News, ITV News, MEN News, That's Manchester TV, Granada Reports, Kyle Files, The Wiltshire Times, Smooth FM, Kerrang, The Guardian, Salford City Radio, ITV Tonight Show, Professor Green, Victoria Derbyshire, BBC Radio 4, 2, 5 live, Radio Manchester & Heat FM, The Independent, The Big Issue and Gaydio.
***** 2020 is our 7 year anniversary and our biggest challenge to date *****
If you would prefer to buy items directly...Email us so we can let you know what we need [email protected]
Huge thank you to everyone who supports our relocation, donates or buys equipment for the centre