Why Take Part?
Forever Manchester fund and support a huge range of activities that help young people, older people and disabled people, as well as homelessness, sports, environmental, education, and cancer support projects, plus everything in between. Here are some of the fantastic causes that your fundraising could help to support:
Speed of Sight
Founded by Mike Newman, the fastest blind man on the planet, Speed of Sight provides motoring experiences on track and off-road to people with a variety of disabilities.
Mike said: “The driving experiences have changed the lives of so many people, giving them the confidence that activities taken for granted by able bodied people can still be enjoyed by disabled people.” Read more…
Neonatal Knitters, based in Tameside, knits, sews and crochets clothes for neonatal babies born at St Mary’s and Tameside Hospital.
Often premature babies cannot fit into clothes made for newborns in high street shops. This is where Neonatal Knitters comes in. Clothes knitted by the group give comfort to parents and warmth to the baby when they need it the most.
Children of Jannah
Children of Jannah, based in Wythenshawe, was originally set up as a Facebook page by Hafizah Ismail following the sudden and tragic death of her 2-year-old nephew.The Facebook group was set up in 2011 and grew greatly, making the transition from a virtual group to a physical one in 2015.
Aimed at bereaved families from the Muslim community, the group provides counselling and support for families suffering with the bereavement of young children. Read more…
Bolton Rugby Union FC
Bolton Rugby Union FC isn’t just a rugby club – it prides itself on being community focused and family orientated, where volunteering forms an essential part of its fabric.
Over the last two years, players and volunteers at Bolton Rugby Union FC have provided over 1,400 hours of coaching, helping hundreds of young people develop an interest in sport. They use rugby as a tool for tackling social exclusion and hate crime, and inspiring young people to change their behaviours in a positive manner by using peer mentoring and confidence-building incentives. Read more…
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