December is almost here, which means the festive songs are playing, the chocolates are out and everyone’s favourite market is about to take over the city centre. And we wanted to give you one more thing to get excited about; doubling a donation to Manchester Cares.
Between Wednesday 5th – Friday 7th December, any donation to Manchester Cares will be matched by our generous sponsor, IP-EX. That means your £10 donation could become £20, £20 becomes £40 and so on.
So why are we holding this unique event? Well, the festive season is filled with joy and fun but with shorter days and colder weather, winter can be a difficult time – especially for our older neighbours.
Our Winter Wellbeing project helps older neighbours during some of the hardest months of the year. We speak to as many people over 65 as possible to introduce them to our community network and help them stay warm, well, active and connected.
Our Double Your Difference campaign will help raise money for our Winter Wellbeing project.
For three days in December, anything you donate to Manchester Cares will be doubled. That’s because our sponsor – IP-EX – have pledged to match every donation up to a total of £500.
And when as little as £5 can help to provide a blanket for an older neighbour, anything you can give will make a big difference.
Your support could help to keep the heating on by providing fuel grants for those most in need. You could provide hats, gloves and blankets so neighbours can stay warm and cosy in their own homes. And you could help our Outreach officer connect with more neighbours than ever.
Posted by Alex Khanyaghma on Tuesday 13th November 2018
Alex is the Development Coordinator at Manchester Cares.