Asbestos removal enables foodbank expansion
Published by Erith on 25 April 2023


We have recently provided free of charge asbestos removal services to a food bank charity in Greater Manchester to enable the redevelopment of an existing building that will become the foundation’s new HQ.

​​​​​​​Breaking the Waves Foundation was founded in 2020 to support residents in Failsworth, Greater Manchester who were unable to put food on the table for their families. Founders, Gemma Blackhurst and Lisa Gill, began running the foundation from Gemma’s home, before moving to a small temporary space in the local town hall, but were quickly overwhelmed by the increasing demand for food parcels and the volume of donations received.

The foundation has grown to support 250 people a week with food, clothing, toys, and non-essential items and has been gifted the use of a former Baptist church in order to expand its support for vulnerable people in the area. The foundation has also received support for the project from National Gas who were in attendance, alongside Rt Hon Angela Rayner MP, at a recent event to celebrate the completion of the asbestos removal works and the commencement of the refurbishment works on the property.

​​​​​​​Once completed, the building will provide the foundation with the space needed for fridges and freezers to store donations of food and offer a space to invite the community in, provide further assistance and realise its full potential to support the community of Failsworth.

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