Angela visited food crisis support group Breaking the Waves to learn more about their work and praise their efforts.

Breaking the Waves grew out of the work of local resident Gemma Blackhurst who has been supporting Failsworth families in need of emergency food for more than two years.

It now has a team of volunteers and, with the help of Councillor Pete Davis, moved to a permanent home in Failsworth Town Hall basement.

Angela heard about their fantastic work and wanted to visit the group to see the volunteers in action. They told her how they are regularly supporting over 100 families, with many more approaching the group for a food parcel occasionally when in a tight spot. They are looking for bigger premises to cope with demand.

Angela said “Life is tough for many people in Failsworth, not least with rising housing & energy costs and the recent cut in Universal Credit. Breaking the Waves do fantastic work supporting those in need and Failsworth should be very proud of them.”

Visit to see how you could help the group, or access support if you need it yourself.

Angela meets volunteers
Angela meets volunteers
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