Performing arts group offer Valentine treats for vulnerable locals

Reporter: Ken Bennett
Date published: 11 January 2021

A dedicated performing arts group plan to touch the hearts of a community by giving free Valentine treats to vulnerable locals.

The Middleton Pop Stars Academy is urging anyone who knows someone having a hard time because of the pandemic to contact them at their Morton Street headquarters.

Anne Marshall, the group’s manager and director, said: “Coming up to Valentíne's Day we will be trying to give the community something special to look forward to.

"We will  be doing a mix of valentine cakes, cookies and chocolate strawberries.

"We are aiming to reach out to thr most vulnerable in the community and would ask anyone knows someone who has had an exceptionally hard time to contact us.

“We began helping people in the community after a phone call asking if we could pick up an elderly gentlemen's prescription.

“And we started helping out with food parcels due to the need of family in the community wondering what was next for them.

"I contacted funders and asked if they could supply some food and we would deliver to the vulnerable.

"We been doing this since March last year and continue to help with food parcels each week.

“We added fresh bakes and cakes when a lady mentioned she missed her afternoon teas with her friends.

"We teamed up with Bakesbymamag and added a treat delivering free cakes and bakes as well as a food parcel.

“We will be doing two weeks of valentine treats just to cheer people up during this unpredictable and unprecedented time.

“We've met so many different people along the way and we do our best to help them with little treats and food parcels. We're just an ear to listen to.”

Anne added: “We would encourage those who know someone vulnerable and who have had more then hard times to contact us to see if we can put them on the list.”

The treats will be delivered on February 6 and February 13.

To nominate someone, email:, phone 0161 653 7747 or pm Facebook Middleton Popstars.

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