We are thrilled to announce two fabulous new patrons for 2018. Both are huge figures on the Manchester scene and wanted to work with a charity who make a real difference to disadvantaged local people.
Mike Joyce is a drummer and DJ who formed part of the legendary Manchester band The Smiths. He has also played with big names including Buzzcocks and Sinead O’Connor. He also DJs and hosts a weekly radio show on XS Manchester 106.1FM. Mike is putting together a fundraising gig for Back on Track later in the year – watch out for news of that. He is pictured here with Back on Track service user (and big Smiths fan) Lawrence.
Mary-Ellen is one of Manchester’s most renowned chefs, having been named Chef of the Year at the Manchester Food and Drink Awards. She shares our belief in sustainability and ethical sourcing and often works with Real Junk Food Project Manchester, the city centre cafe that aims to stamp out food waste. In 2018 she opened the Creameries in Chorlton after a successful crowdfunding campaign. She is pictured here with our service user Sophie, who had just graduated from our own catering training course.