Bradford Lord Mayor visits The Cellar Project

Bradfords Lord Mayor Dale Smith, Lady Mayoress Margaret Smith with Marilyn Beech, CEO of The Cellar ProjectBradford’s Lord Mayor Councillor Dale Smith and Lady Mayoress Margaret Smith visited The Cellar Project on Monday and spent a few hours looking around the venue, speaking to staff and getting an understanding of exactly what The Cellar Project is all about. Marilyn Beech, the CEO, took them on a guided tour and introduced them to the team as well as several of the clients. The Mayor and his wife then joined Marilyn for lunch in The Salt Cellar Café.

Afterwards, the Lord Mayor said how impressed he was with the facilities at The Cellar Project and said he felt that the role they were playing supporting people recovering from mental health problems was very important and beneficial to the community, especially during the difficulties people are facing in the current economic situation. The mayor and his wife also commented how tasty he thought his lunch in the café had been!

A major refurbishment is scheduled to take place in The Salt Cellar café during the month of August and the Lord Mayor has very kindly agreed to do the official re-opening in early September.

The Cellar Project is a charity based in Shipley that helps people recovering from mental health problems get back to work and day to day life. They offer a range of recovery based programmes including participation in various micro businesses, which help people develop self-confidence and enable them to fulfil their potential.