Ward continues to support the great projects and work that Forever Manchester do for local communities

One of Ward’s commitments is to helping local communities in the areas where we operate, and one of the charities that we partner with to do this, is Forever Manchester. Forever Manchester raise money to fund and support community activity across Greater Manchester.

Below are some of the great projects that have benefitted from donations and fundraising efforts:

Meet and Eat, based in Clifton, Salford, Meet and Eat brings people of all ages together every Friday and provides them with a free two-course meal. To help reduce isolation for their older members, they requested funding to enable them to continue the Friday lunchtime meals for those who are struggling with the current situation. They requested funding to make approximately 25 meals a week, for 20 weeks.

Stockport Samaritans help people at the lowest point of their lives. Callers contact them by phone, email or in person, and they provide confidential, non-judgmental emotional support for those who are combating distress and despair, as well as suicidal feelings. This local branch requested funding to train four new volunteers to help meet demand.

Dry Wave, based in Manchester, use music and social events to connect, signpost and share stories for young people with drug and alcohol addictions. They requested funding to help to provide an open course for 25 young people, aged 18 to 25, who struggle with addiction / low mental health, encouraging them to talk and share their experiences and use poetry, music, rap or podcasts to tell their story and gain new skills with outcomes of helping or signposting to other services.

Breightmet Community Group, this group, based in Bolton, was established to tackle poverty in their local community by running a community locker for children’s clothes and shoes. They have expanded their support by also providing food parcels and toiletries for families. To help improve their reach and how families access the service, they requested funding for a laptop to update their digital processes and shelving to store items and maintain the space.

A huge well done to Forever Manchester for the great work they continue to do for local communities.

If you want to find out more about Forever Manchester, head to their website forevermanchester.com/.

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