Cirencester Friendly’s 125 Foundation Committee are pleased to announce that they have awarded The Vine Centre £125.

The Vine Centre has been in existence since 1987 and has developed from its humble beginnings as a soup kitchen, to an organisation which now provides a broad range of services to the most disadvantaged members of the community aged 18+. These services are delivered Monday to Friday, addressing the immediate physical and mental health needs of their clients, as well as their longer term needs. The Vine Centre has expanded over the years, but their aim remains to help transform the lives of vulnerable and most socially isolated members of the local community. This includes homeless, but also so many other people who would otherwise not have anywhere to turn.

Mary Webb, Head of Corporate & Community Liaison at The Vine Centre said:” The funds will go towards the services we run, all of which benefit vulnerable & socially isolated members of our local community. We often find that people access our services for one thing and then go on to engage in a range of activities and services which can have life changing results. For example, one of our clients first engaged with us when she was street homeless, going on to participate in our addiction support group and counselling sessions. From here she took part in our training programme My Catering Career and discovered a natural aptitude for customer service and catering. She is now an employee in Vine Dining which is our Social enterprise Scheme and she is a real asset”.

Find out more about The Vine Centre here.

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