The team at Maggs had the pleasure of welcoming Cllr Louis Stephen recently at our Worcester Day Centre and Clothing Project to explore the wide range of services that Maggs offers to their clients.
Councillor Louis Stephens, Mayor of Worcester, explains: “Unfortunately, homelessness is again rising in Worcester. I was keen to learn more about how Maggs has expanded from the Day Centre to its current operations.
Although I had heard about Maggs, as they have been around for almost 40 years, I did not know about the Maggs Clothing Project, so it was great to see how beneficial this project is to not only Worcester but our surrounding areas. Please remember them when donating clothes and household items to charity shops.”
The Clothing Project, which has been open since 2020, is run solely on donations from the general public and is used on a referral basis from various organisations around the county.
The team has seen a surge in visitors to the project, particularly over the last few months and not only helps the homeless and vulnerable but benefits asylum seekers, refugees and many more.
Melissa Blewitt, Marketing & Relations Manager at Maggs, says, “It was a fantastic opportunity for Cllr Stephen to visit our Worcester Day Centre and the Clothing Project and showcase all of the work that Maggs does for service users across Worcestershire. As the number of rough sleepers rises, so does the demand for our services; therefore, we need to make the public aware of how much they truly make a difference to people’s lives with their kindness and generosity.”