Marah Celebrates 21 Years of Feeding Those in Need

Marah Trust celebrated 21 years of service to those in need with an event at St Laurence’s church on Wednesday May 25th .   The event was well-attended by volunteers – past and present and people who use Marah’s service.  Funders, trustees and representatives from partner agencies also attended, helping to ensure a happy occasion celebrating everything Marah has done for the community in Stroud over the years.   A short church service was held by Revd Helen Hill, who also volunteers for Marah, followed by a reflection on Marah’s work.  Local folk duo Discovery performed two songs which were very well-received.   Marah currently serves over 7,000 meals a year to those in poverty and hunger.

Stella Parkes, Mayor of Stroud Town Council said:

“I was delighted to be invited to the Marah celebration event as this local charity does vital work in Stroud supporting marginalised people providing free meals, company and advice. For the past 21 years they have been steadfastly working in the background to help people facing the most difficult and challenging circumstances. They are a great asset to our town.”
Jackie Natt, Chair of Marah Trustees said:
“This was a lovely occasion when trustees, volunteers, supporters and Marah guests all came together to celebrate everything that Marah stands for. Long may we stay open!”
Marah Chair of the Trustee, Jack Natt cuts the anniversary cake


Marah volunteers- past and present

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Marah provides a drop-in centre for the homeless and vulnerable of Stroud. They serve free hot meals 3 times a week plus sandwiches/toasties on Saturdays

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