The picturesque city of Lancaster, situated in the South Lakes, can seem perfect to outsiders, but for many of the residents, the city holds a list of issues like many others. Buildings and businesses closed due to recent flooding, which still plagues the city, has caused a knock on effect to the income and prosperity of the inhabitants.
Business partners David and Gemma have seen the effects first hand and are now taking steps to give back to the city in the form of a Non-profit organisation and charity, HD Consultancy, https://lancashare.co.uk/directorydetail/business-services/hd-consultancy , based in Skerton, which will hopefully pave the way for building new links with the city’s residents, businesses and giving back to community.
David explains his plans further “We have, very recently, begun a new project in Lancaster to try and elevate the hardships faced in some of the most deprived communities within the district, and offer an opportunity to drastically improve peoples’ circumstances, we hope that with the launch of the Food for Thought Hub on Thursday 13th September will showcase what plans we have for delivering more opportunities to those in need most.”
Both David and Gamma have a military background and have previously delivered community focused activities and counselling to veterans in the Bolton area. They now hope to expand on this with the launch of the Community Hub in Skerton. Gemma discusses the use of the Hub space further;
“We are extremely excited to be opening, not only will Food for Thought provide a safe place for people from all walks of life, Donna, our Community Liaison Officer will be working with the local authorities to make sure we provide classes, drop in groups, workshops and training for everyone. Our cafe will provide healthy and affordable meals prepared by our team of chefs who have worked at some of the most well know, and award winning, eateries in
Lancaster and Morecambe. We are looking forward to the launch event when we can showcase what is on offer.”
The community hub is in phase one of the project development at the moment and will be opening its doors to the public on Thursday 13th September at 4pm. There is an open invitation for members of the public, businesses and volunteer organisations to come along and meet the team. Phase two, which will open shortly after, sees a creative space, including art studio, meeting rooms and office hot desking facilities open up just a few doors away.
For further information about the Food for Thought community hub and the activities which are being organised, please contact;
HD Consultancy 01254 544759