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ECCLES BREAKFAST CLUB FOR HOMELESS AND EX-OFFENDERS GETS TOTAL TART UP
 

Star date: 29th October 2018

MARY MONSON FUNDS REFURBISHMENT OF SALFORD BREAKFAST CLUB

This morning, a little ceremony took place at the breakfast club for homeless people and ex-offenders at the rear of Salford Unemployed and Community Resource Centre in Eccles, which has been totally refurbished courtesy of Mary Monson of Mary Monson Solicitors.

Mary and Salford and Eccles MP, Rebecca Long-Bailey, cut the ribbon to formally open the souped-up space.

Full details here...


Salford UCRC Breakfast Club opening
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While the breakfast club for Salford's homeless people and ex-offenders has been open for a number of years in the back yard of the Salford Unemployed and Community Resource Centre in Eccles, it was gloomy, makeshift and ill-equipped.

However, this morning the former police garage was unveiled after a major refurbishment, funded by Mary Monson of Swinton-based Mary Monson Solicitors, and features a bright interior stocked with proper kitchen facilities, new tables and chairs, lighting and tasteful light blue walls. It wouldn't be out of place in Monton high street.

Mary Monson herself and Salford and Eccles MP Rebecca Long-Bailey cut the ribbon as Mary said the refurb was a "Thank you from me and my family for the great life that we've had in Salford."

Mary recalled her first law job in Salford at a firm of solicitors and her debut visit to court, where she asked her bosses why the accused weren't wearing suits... "It didn't take me long to realise that they were wearing all they had" she said, before adding that "The people were so wonderful not the people I worked with, sadly; not the lawyers, not the police, not the prison officers...Salford Magistrates Court was a kangaroo court, and the Crescent police station was a hellhole where children were beaten up regularly..."

Staff from Mary's office also brought along food and clothing for the clients of Salford Unemployed and Community Resource Centre (SUCRC), while Rebecca Long-Bailey underlined why the need for the breakfast club and other community support was apparent for both the homeless and ex-offenders...

"It doesn't take a rocket scientist to work out that there's a direct link between poverty and crime" she explained "With all the cuts we've seen to solicitors' services and all the cuts to funding that's available for rehabilitation once people come out of prison we're in very, very dark times and our communities need all the help they can possibly get."

Alec McFadden, manager at SUCRC, underlined the sentiments and made reference to the Centre's new 115,000 project to create the first surgery for dental and medical
care of ex-offenders and homeless people... "Poverty creates so many problems" he said.


For more details on the dental and medical project for ex-offenders and homeless people see previous Salford Star article click here

Salford lad wrote
at 11:02:39 on 02 November 2018
Well it is about time that Salford criminal solicitors who like Mary has accrued bast legal aid funds when representing clients paid some back to the community. Well done Mary a few decades to this,

Stuart David Potts wrote
at 06:26:15 on 30 October 2018
This centre is one of the best places that has helped me for many years without this place and the help of the people that work very hard to help people then Eccles and surrounding Salford would be in an even worse place than it is right now Salford Council needs to do more to invest in it's people like these centres do Stuart Green is one to mention as he is one behind the scenes doing lots of the work involved in helping ex offenders and his wife Mary too helps out volunteering doing the breakfast 🍳 club and also the foodbank 🍲 on a Tuesday plus cooks up meals 🍴 🍖 to bring in all on her own time they are both credits to the centre as is Alec McFadden for working hard to get the right funding too. I would also like to thank Mary Monson for your very kind gesture of helping out of your own pocket to help us less fortunate 🔮 than others you have made me proud for doing this, you don't know how much this means to our community it really is a lifeline this centre as it doesn't just help ex offenders it helps anyone in need of help ie: people with disabilities people with mental health issues people on low incomes people that are disadvantaged or vulnerable and in need of help they also help with filling in benefits forms help with trade disputes, help finding work help with learning help with drugs and alcohol misuse. I would like to shake your hand ✋ one day Mrs Mary Monson and thank you to everyone involved in making this happen and all the lads and girls that also help out to make this place run as it should which is us the community X

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