St Gabriel’s Church in Ashton is where you'll find the Place of Welcome which offers a weekly warm and welcoming space to meet new friends and chat.
It offers tea, coffee, toast, cake, games and exercises and is a wonderful place to get together. The Asda Foundation has just awarded this community group a grant for an amazing £1,216 so that they can provide an extra weekly session during the cost of living crisis. Food, comfort and warmth is so important to members of the Tameside community when it isn’t so easy to provide it for themselves. I popped along to present the cheque to them and what a lovely welcome I received. It was the day of their Christmas party and festivities were in full swing; an exercise class, tea and toast, Christmas quizzes … it was all going on! Everyone was so thrilled with the grant and I have to say, I thoroughly enjoyed delivering it 🥰🥳.
– Joanne, Asda community champion