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Local Projects

PANKHURST TRUST

The Pankhurst Trust runs the Pankhurst Centre – the former home of Emmeline – and Manchester Women’s Aid which provides vital support services in refuges across Greater Manchester to those suffering from domestic violence and abuse.

Members volunteer at the Centre and help with events.

We supply and and pack mugs with tea, coffee and biscuits for new arrivals at the refuges as well as providing toiletries and other items as requested.

Last year we helped to provide a sewing machine for each of the five refuges and members attend regularly to demonstrate sewing skills.

CORNERSTONE 

A day centre in Manchester providing services to vulnerable and disadvantaged adults. We donate clothing and food items and have provided an industrial washing machine (thanks to a member’s legacy) and a professional standard deep fat fryer.

MODERN DAY SLAVERY (MDS)

S I Manchester is a member of the Greater Manchester MDS Forum which brings organisations together to raise awareness and tackle the issues of modern day slavery. Members attend quarterly meetings of the forum as well as relevant conferences and exhibitions.

WomenMATTA

A women’s centre in Manchester providing practical and emotional support to women affected by the criminal justice system and those at risk. We donate clothes and other items.

MANCHESTER ACTION ON STREET HEALTH (MASH)

MASH offers advice and support to women working in the sex industry by running a drop-in centre as well as taking a mobile van out at night. We donate sanitary products and underwear.