Mayor's Fundraising Dinner Boosts Trafford Charities

A charity dinner hosted by the Mayor of Trafford has benefited two important local charities, chosen personally by the Mayor.

Trafford Mencap is an independent charity based in Altrincham that promotes equality for people with a learning disability – helping them to discover new opportunities, make new friends, and to feel valued and safe in their community. It offers a wide range of services which support both those with learning disabilities and also their families.

St Ann’s Community Refugee Project is a project led by St Ann’s Church and supported by Stretford United- a group of students from Stretford High School and Stretford Grammar. It is leading a community sponsorship scheme to welcome and support a refugee family into the community via the Home Office's Community Sponsorship and resettlement scheme - a recognised and formalised programme which is based on a successful Canadian model.

The Mayor said: “This was a fantastic occasion to enjoy great food, entertainment and company, while helping to raise much-needed money for two incredible causes.”

The fundraising dinner was held on Thursday, 1st November, at Aspire Restaurant, Trafford College, which provides catering and hospitality students with practical experience in running a restaurant. Every year, more than 8,500 students of all ages choose Trafford College for a range of courses and apprenticeships.

The Mayor said:

“I can’t think of a better place to hold a fundraising dinner than Aspire. It is a superb venture by the college and it is great that we were able to support the students in their training."
Posted on Monday 5th November 2018