Civic and business leaders from across Cheshire attended the launch of “Transforming Lives Together” (TLT) on 20th September.
Senior figures, including the Bishop of Chester, the Archdeacon of Macclesfield, the Lord Lieutenant of Cheshire and David Rutley MP, were present at the “Cre8” project in Macclesfield to support the start of a new venture seeking to alleviate poverty across the county.
TLT is a joint initiative between the Diocese of Chester and the Church Urban Fund, and aims to tackle poverty across Cheshire by building relationships between communities and voluntary groups, especially churches. Representatives from a number of charities and community groups attended the event which was hosted by Cre8, a Macclesfield-based charity that provides projects and activities for young people and their families. Their work is aimed towards empowering young people and adults in the local area to make change happen for themselves and also for their local neighbourhood.
David Rutley, MP for Macclesfield, said: “Transforming Lives Together works to improve the lives of those who live in some of our most disadvantaged areas. I am really pleased that they are now supporting Cre8 in their important work in the Moss Rose Estate. This pioneering work is improving young people’s life chances and helping them tackle any challenges that they face. With Transforming Lives Together’s added support, I hope that this work will go from strength to strength.”
Rev. Jenny Mayo-Lythall, TLT Development Worker, was delighted by the event’s success: “I was really pleased that people were able to attend the launch and kickstart this exciting new venture. With the support of so many civic groups, community agencies and charities, we can start to make a real difference to people whose lives are affected by poverty.”
You can find out more about the work of TLT on their website -www.transforminglivestogether.org.uk or by contacting Jenny on 01928 718834
Photos courtesy of Folio Photography, Stockport.
Author: Jeremy Aspinall
Date: 04 November 2014
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