Following some amazing fundraising work through the Christmas charity gift wrap last year, we raised £11,500 for three Manchester charities, who each used the funds to do excellent work in the local community. This year we wanted to focus our efforts on fundraising for one charity in the region, to make a real impact on the work they do.
We are planning a full year of fun activities, in order to raise as much money as possible for Home-Start in Greater Manchester. Fundraising will begin with the Christmas charity gift wrap in Halle Square on 24 November
, so make sure you bring all your presents in to be expertly wrapped during the festive season.
The work of Home-Start is so vital in Manchester as they are the region’s leading family support charity. With 500 volunteers and 500 families, the charity offers vital support to Greater Manchester families and 1,700 children who are struggling to cope and may be at crisis point. Trained volunteers offer practical and emotional support to families in their own homes. The money raised by Manchester Arndale will make a real difference because it will fund training for more volunteers, to grow the charity and help more families in need across the city. The team are also looking to raise awareness to recruit and train more volunteers, to work towards their long term objective of offering support to all parents and children across Greater Manchester who need support from Home-Start.
The Manchester Arndale team will be working hard to host a year of bake sales, sponsored runs, carol singing and fancy dress days, for a full year of fundraising fun! All activities will be detailed here and on our social media channels, so keep an eye out to see how you can play a part in helping this worthy cause.
For more information on the work of Home-Start in Greater Manchester, visit http://www.gmhomestarts.org.uk/home.html
Let's Get Fundraising!!!