It’s Ribbon Cutting Time!

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Founder Rachel Miller thanks Van Henry from Castle Cavendish and Ward Councillor for Nottingham City Council, Shuguftah Quddoos, for their support of Mesopotamia.

Van acknowledges the importance of personal and domestic hygiene. He represents Castle Cavendish who have funded the machines that will allow people in need, including homeless people and rough sleepers, to wash their clothing, bedding etc for free.

Shuguftah spoke of how this laundry not only gives people in need dignity but also and a sense of belonging to a community with the overall support offered at Mesopotamia.

Rachel invited Shuguftah to cut the ribbon with her words, “Long may she (the machines!) wash”.

The Build – The Final!

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Broken white goods had been fly tipped in the area. Rachel housed them until the City Council collected the junk.

With the support of members of the United Service Lodge 4068 in Nottinghamshire the above space was transformed. Click below to see a five minute overview (using a time lapse camera) and the reason why Mesopotamia deserves our help. A few pounds goes a long way as you can see from their website. Click to see how your small donation could make a big difference to someone in need.

Mesopotamia help to make Christmas Special

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Click the above five minute video to see Rachel, her volunteers and VISAV team packing and delivering Christmas hampers, plus presents for all the children, to local families who otherwise would have gone without.

Thank you to all our supporters and wishing you a safe, healthy and happy 2021.

The shed build is nearing completion!

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Regular readers will know that volunteers from the Nottinghamshire 4068 United Service Lodge have been regularly giving up their Saturdays to build a much needed shed to store food and essentials they buy in and distribute to local people in need. The build has been progressing and we have been sharing time lapse videos to illustrate their progress. Here is the latest (and maybe the last?) for you to enjoy.

The Build Team with Rachel Miller

Nearly there!

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I visited Mesopotamia this week to see for myself how the build is progressing and was struck by how large the store is! As readers will see from our blog, Mesopotamia are not currently able to accept any more donations because they literally have no where to store them. Under COVID rules any donations need to be stored for 72 hours before they can be displayed for sale. So this store is desperately needed.

This week Mike, Ian and John continued with cladding the structure. They are waiting on delivery of the roof and then it should be good to go!