The lovely Shannon, from Abbot Hall Gallery in Kendal, has been leading and inspiring Sew What? – our Monday morning craft group especially for women – for a while now but now her working hours are changing and it’s becoming more difficult for her to do this regularly. We have a lovely store of materials and fabrics waiting to be made into beautiful objects, for sale or just for fun, and […]
The last Skills Café of September was all about making a merry noise (and having a bit of a dance, too). Nela had invited her friend Colin to bring his keyboard along and he treated us all to a morning of Reggae music and lots of other genres. Singing, drumming and other percussion instruments filled the whole of Castle Lodge with good vibrations and sweet music. Sylvie even entertained with […]
The Random & Remarkable Jumble Sale was a triumph of gathering up what someone else has spilled! Thanks are due all the Manna House staff, clients and volunteers who haggled for hours with a steady stream of eager and lucky bargain hunters, as well as made and served gorgeous refreshments. And the Sale did just what we needed it to… Strange mechanical unknown – gone. Puzzles – gone. Mega amounts of […]
This year, for the first time, Manna House is planning to run its own Christmas Getaway for a few days over Christmas Day itself. We hope to take up to 40 clients and friends away for a few days to prepare and enjoy a traditional family Christmas together. We know there will be lots of lovely people wanting to take part but first of all we need two things – […]
Plans are beginning to take shape for the big launch of this year’s Winter Shelter. All Shelter volunteers, past, present and future, are welcome to join us. The date will be Saturday 11 November, at the Salvation Army on Gillinggate. The evening will begin with volunteer training from 4pm to 6pm, followed by an informal supper. After supper the new SA Lieutenant Hilary Borthwick will share her experience of running a large homeless […]
We had a great couple of hours this Wednesday recycling old cards and other crafty bits and bobs from the Manna House supply cupboard into amazing new cards – for Manna House family and friends, old and new, and for sale at our Random & Remarkable Jumble Sale on Saturday 23 September. Everyone really got stuck in as you can see!