Maggs Day Centre opened its doors to the Mayor of Worcester and High Sheriff of Worcestershire for its open day.

The charity held the event on Saturday (May 18), which was attended by Mayor Cllr Mel Allcott and High Sheriff Charles Moyle.

The day served as an opportunity to showcase the on-going work the charity does for the homeless and vulnerable people in the region.


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Based in St Albans Church, Maggs' Worcester Day Centre opened in 1985, operating five days a week as a dry environment where those sleeping rough could seek sanctuary.

It offers food, support and tailored care for its visitors, and the open day was a chance for attendees to see firsthand the impact of their contributions.

Two of the centre's users also attended, engaging in talks with the guests to share their experiences and the support the centre offers.

Melissa Blewitt, Maggs’ marketing and relations manager said: "We were delighted to welcome the Mayor of Worcester and the High Sheriff of Worcestershire, as well as our dedicated stakeholders to Maggs Day Centre.

"It was a fantastic opportunity to connect with those who make our work possible and it allowed us to demonstrate the positive impact of their contributions firsthand.

"We’re looking forward to seeing what the future holds and celebrating our 40th anniversary next year."

Cllr Allcott said: "Spending time with the trustees, volunteers and staff gave a real insight into the wide ranging issues affecting homeless people today.

"I look forward to a further visit and supporting this vital charity where I can."

The open day included a tour of the centre, which featured an opportunity to meet with support, outreach and transition workers.

More information about Maggs can be found on their website -