Before I came to The River Manchester, I faced domestic abuse in the hands of my husband. I was scared and had little confidence and didn’t believe in myself.
When I came to volunteer here, the staff were patient and showed me how to do things in the cafe. They also gave me the opportunity to learn how to market the cafe, make publicity and prepare the cafe and serve customers. By the end of my term there, i could manage the till, learn how to stock and take charge of the cafe.
I also gained my first paper qualifications in Level 2 in Food Safety. i was so happy. They have given me my confidence back. I don’t know what I will do without the River. If I had known about the River earlier, i could have done many things.
I look forward to the future. I feel happier, have better health and many more friends now.