Image of big birthday card shaying Mustard Tree Happy 30th

Mustard Tree: Celebrating 30 Years Serving Communities Across Manchester

Mustard Tree 30th Birthday cardLast week, one of our long-term charity partners, Mustard Tree in Ancoats, celebrated its 30th birthday.

The charity, partnering with FareShare Greater Manchester since 2015, held a street party exhibition at its Ancoats Hub to celebrate this amazing milestone supporting communities across Manchester. Our food from FareShare goes to help Mustard Tree at its branches in Eccles, Oldham Road in Ancoats and in Little Hulton.

Mustard Tree works to combat poverty and prevent homelessness. Along with food, it offers furniture and clothing to clients as well as help with education, training and work experience. There is one-to-one support on offer with advice and guidance, as well as conversational English classes and creative workshops in art and textiles.

Exterior shot of the street party
The Mustard Tree 30th Birthday street party

The street party was a huge success, and the Manchester weather was kind to party goers too. Mustard Tree founder, Dave Smith, gave a speech celebrating the work the charity has done for the community over the past three decades. Among the attractions on offer at the event was a creative showcase of art, textiles and creative writing. There was also live painting, a choir, a Chinese Dragon dance and guest DJs to entertain the crowds. There were food stalls and a Swizzles van giving away free sweets to the children. The Mustard Tree Café served refreshments as well.

All of us at FareShare Greater Manchester would like to wish Mustard Tree a very happy birthday. Many congratulations on thirty years of service to the people of Greater Manchester!

For more about Mustard Tree and the work it does, check out the Mustard Tree website.

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