Mathew Street’s The Grapes donates jukebox takings to homeless project

Founded by Michelle Langan, The Papercup Project provides food, hot drinks, clothes and support for rough sleepers in Liverpool city centre every week

The Grapes
Papercup Project founder Michelle Langan with staff from The Grapes

 

One of Liverpool’s best known pubs – The Grapes in Mathew Street – is pledging all money generated by its jukebox will be donated to a Liverpool homeless project.

Founded by Michelle Langan, The Papercup Project provides food, hot drinks, clothes and support for rough sleepers in Liverpool city centre every week and has already been supported by a number of local businesses.

Now The Grapes, famous as the favourite watering hole of the Beatles, has said all proceeds from its jukebox would go towards buying supplies for volunteers to give out to those people living on the streets.

Manager Karen Strickland said: “I have been following the work of The Papercup Project on Facebook for a while, and wanted to help the group. At Christmas, regulars in another of our pubs, the Queens in Aintree, raised money to buy selection boxes which we donated.

“We are delighted that funds from our jukebox will go directly towards helping the homeless in our city, and I’m looking forward to joining the team on an outreach session soon.”

Michelle Langan added: “It is wonderful to have the support of a pub on Matthew Street, as we help a lot of people on that street. Karen and her staff and customers have shown real compassion and kindess by offering their help. It will make a real difference.”

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