Last week we held our first ever fundraising event – a Harry Potter themed quiz – where we saw elves, unicorns and other magical beings battle it out to help tackle isolation and loneliness in Manchester.
After three rounds of tough questions and a creatively crafty costume making session, the creatively named ‘99 problems but a snitch ain’t one’ team emerged victorious with a mountain of cakes. There were more prizes than you could shake a broom-stick at; from book bundles to yoga sessions, a meal for two and theatre tickets. Thanks to volunteers George and Rory who helped us gain support from HOME and Common.
And an even bigger thank you to everyone who joined us: you bought tickets, got involved with the raffle and helped Manchester Cares raise £281. That’s a whole month of social clubs for our older neighbours to enjoy: a whole month of new friendships, laughter and fun to be had in our rapidly changing city!
Every little makes a huge difference to us so please continue to support Manchester Cares – there are loads of fun ways to get involved! Could you help us by getting quizzical? Know a thing or two about Star Wars, Friends or Game of Thrones? Then throw your own themed quiz, we can help you with all the planning, just get in touch with your exciting ideas.
Or put your body to the test in our exciting challenge events: from 5ks and 10ks to halves and marathons, there’s a challenge with your name on it. Go it alone or join up with some pals and get those muscles burning to tackle loneliness in your community.
You can also donate online! We have a shiny new donate button on the website, so please help us break it in by donating or becoming a regular donor. Just £20 could help fund a social club. If you can spare a fiver each month you’d help us bring new friends together to tackle isolation and loneliness, which can be as harmful as smoking 15 cigarettes a day.
We can’t wait for you to be part of our growing community network and join the passionate people helping to shape Manchester Cares and change the lives of our neighbours – younger and older – all across our amazing city.
Posted by Alex Khanyaghma on Tuesday 8th May 2018
Alex is the Development Coordinator at Manchester Cares.