Micah Liverpool had a successful launch event on Tuesday 20th February.
Featuring the magnificent Lady Chapel as our backdrop we were able to spread the message about what the new charity’s purpose was and what we hope to go on and achieve.
Executive Director Paul O’Brien opened the event welcoming the guests in attendance which included board members, partners and volunteers.
He was followed by Chair of the Micah Liverpool board of trustees, Canon Ellen Loudon, who explained the background behind the charity and praised the work of both projects that are currently running. She also spoke about the mission of Micah Liverpool and how it will fulfil the social justice work of both Liverpool Cathedral and Liverpool Metropolitan Cathedral.
Liz Collinge, Director of HR at Andrew Collinge Hairdressing, also spoke about her involvement with the charity. Liz started out Food Bank board member because of a desire to get involved with a project that was doing good work. It was at one of the board meetings where she heard about the Volunteer Programme and has been keenly involved ever since, providing presentations on the importance of smart appearance at interviews and carrying out mock interviews with volunteers.
Rev Dr Miranda Threlfall-Holmes, Rector of St Luke in the City Team Parish, brought the event to a close with a blessing for the charity, its work and its future.
Talking about Micah Liverpool’s aim, Executive Director Paul O’Brien said:
“Our ultimate goal is to eradicate the need for food banks. We would love to be able to engage with people earlier and be able to support them before they get to the point of crisis and then be able to help them back into employment or with benefits advice or whatever they need.”