What a fabulous day on Saturday 6th July 2019 in Gooseholme Park! Our Annual Garden Party this year had a wonderful atmosphere, happiness and joy in the warm sun, music, ice cream…..heaven! Friends of Manna House presented a cheque for £4000 to Colin Greaves, Manna House Chair, from our Sponsored Swim in February. We enjoyed the gracious presence and multiple talents of the Mayor of Kendal, the Sea Cadets […]

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This is our best picture of the Town Crier and our display on a beautiful day at Kendal Unity festival. Manna House led the Birdcage festivities on 22nd June in partnership with Space2create and Simply Repair South Lakes, to promote Unity and Diversity on our town. The Brewery’s Common Threads Project was a perfect activity – sewing a gorgeous flock of birds together was a delight!  

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We welcome Chris Ryan to the Manna House staff team, thanks to a grant from Awards for All. Chris will be known as our Porter, which means he will continue to be in our kitchen, will pick up and drop off donations, particularly of food and furniture, and be an excellent role model for service users because of his sunny disposition and ‘can do’ attitude. We have no doubt Chris’ […]

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Manna House made a Tapestry inspired by Grayson Perry, whose own tapestries were on display at Abbot Hall in early 2019. Just like Julie Cope’s Grand Tour: The Story of a Life by Grayson Perry, the Manna House Tapestry reflects ordinary and extraordinary life in Kendal, particularly for the clients of Manna House. Lakeland Arts hired Community Artist, Donna Campbell to lead the clients, staff and volunteers of Manna House […]

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MP Tim Farron buys one of Richard Guy’s books “A Fishing Life”. Another happy customer! John Yates of Wolverhampton, clutching the fantastic book ‘A fishing Life’ written by Richard Guy. John bumped in to Richard at the end of Arnside Pier on a sunny Sunday in February. The books, now in their third printing, are exclusively sold through Manna House and recount the early days of Richard’s life. They sell […]

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Cartmel Young Farmers Raised over £800 for Manna House by doing a sleep out in March 2019. Kirsty Stewart told us “What a fantastic day and night we had. Lots of clothing and food collected, as well as money donated. It was a huge success.”

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Deputy Lord Lieutenant Mrs Susie Bagot cuts the purple ribbon at The Stephenson Centre’s Opening Day event in March 2019. Manna House Staff and Volunteers served a gorgeous array of foods from our Learning Kitchen at our Opening Day event in March 2019. Manna House Winter Shelter Volunteer Grace Bryers dedicated our new art and activity ‘Room of Joy’ to the memory of our dear friend, the late Jenny Ottewell […]

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The Big Royal Swim 2019 was a great success with people of all ages splashing in and swimming for Manna House. All in all we raised over £3000 and we are thrilled to thank those who have both participated and donated.

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2018/19 Mayor Councillor Guy Tirvengadem supports Manna House with a cheque for £1,305. As one of the Mayor’s charities of the year, Manna House would like to thank Councillor Tirvengadem for his support and positive impact on Kendal as a diverse, yet unified, community.

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  • Manna House
    The Stephenson Centre
    Ann Street
    Kendal
    Cumbria
    LA9 6AA

    01539 725534.
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  • Manna history

    Manna House was born in April 2002, initially housed on Kirkland, Kendal, and then moving to the Shakespeare Centre later that year. We moved to larger premises at Castle Lodge on Aynam Road in April 2010. In October 2018, we moved to the Stephenson Centre, off Ann Street, near Kendal station.

    What we do

    Housing & benefits advice
    Wednesday Skills Café
    Drop-in sessions 3 times a week

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