No more room at the Inn

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Here at Mesopotamia we are so grateful for the donations that we receive and can pass on to people in need. But, sadly, at the moment we are unable to take any items of clothing. Because of COVID-19 regulations, we have to store most donations for three days before we can add to our shelving in our charity shop. But as you will see from our previous blog we are having a food store built which will free up much needed space.

When we are able to take donations again we will let you know via this blog so please follow us. (See top of website on the Blog page.)

The build has started!

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Mike Douglas from VISAV Ltd who are currently sponsoring Mesopotamia wrote on Saturday 3 October:

I am so proud of my United Service Lodge 4068 brethren today. Some hardy members braved the rain and turned up at local charity, Mesopotamia, to build a huge shed that will help them with food storage for their amazing work feeding people in desperate need. Funded by , my Neighbourhood Watch Association and local Councillors, this build is a fantastic example of what selfless people can achieve and what #MasonaryInAction means.

When Mike and Rob, from VISAV first visited the Mesopotamia site they were appalled to see the rubbish that had been fly tipped and left around the area. Rachel “took it in” and arranged for the City Council to clear it all.

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Making contact with us

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Hope you’re enjoying our new website, but we have just realised there have been some technical issues with our contact forms. Apologies for this but if you have messaged us and not heard anything back please do get in contact again.

Joining forces with bikers to deliver food parcels to those in need

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Nottinghamshire Live reported on 20 March 2020:

A charity in Basford has called on the help of specialist blood bikes as they become inundated with requests from older people in need of food during the coronavirus pandemic.

Mesopotamia was founded by mum-of-three, Rachel Miller in 2015 and has a shop and café in Valley Road, Basford.

Both Rachel and her team of staff and volunteers work everyday to help people living in poverty but following the coronavirus outbreak and subsequent Government measures the charity has been overwhelmed by people in need.

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