Long-time Lifeshare supporters Squire Patton Boggs, have generously agreed to sponsor the Lifeshare Weekend Breakfast Project for the month of June!

Squire Patton Boggs is a global law firm with over 1,500 partners and lawyers around the world. In Winter 2020, SPB Manchester chose Lifeshare as their charity of the year. Their partnership started off with a bang with Lifeshare Operational Director Judy Vickers giving a talk in their office which culminated in Squires presenting Judy with an initial £1,000 donation for our young people’s service.

screen in front of room with Judy Vickers presenting at front

With plans for in-person events and a year-end gala soon scuppered due to safety concerns, Squires quickly pivoted and found new ways to support Lifeshare throughout the year. Coming up with initiatives ranging from online yoga classes, to a Yorkshire Three Peaks Challenge, to a Virtual Musical Bingo, SPB continued to support Lifeshare’s frontline efforts throughout 2020.

With the year coming to a close Squires got in touch again. Due to the difficult circumstances of the previous year, and their dedication to helping Lifeshare conduct our vital work, Squires made the decision to partner with Lifeshare for a second year. This was a much-appreciated decision. As part of this support, in the spring of 2021 Squires reached out to help fund our Weekend Breakfast Project for June.

The Breakfast Project

The Lifeshare Weekend Breakfast Project is staffed by volunteers along with a coordinator from our staff and operates from 7-9 am every Saturday and Sunday from a City Center, currently at the Nexus Art Cafe. Throughout the challenging events of the past year, the project has continued to operate as a humanitarian relief effort serving hot breakfasts, tea, and snacks to anyone in need. The breakfast also helps to signpost attendees to helpful resources across the city. During the last year, Lifeshare has partnered with various organisations including Mind, Audacious, Barnabus, and Manchester City Council to keep the service running as it moved locations and adapted to safety protocols.

Through all of this, our dedicated volunteers showed up bright and early each weekend to cook and serve as well as handing out needed supplies like facemasks, hand sanitiser, and dry socks, all with a smile on their faces!

Squire’s donation will allow our staff and volunteers to continue to provide this vital service for the vulnerable people of Manchester through the entire month of June.

The Lifeshare Team would like to express a heartfelt thank you for this generous support.