This month Top Quote donated £250 to our local We Love Manchester charity.
The charity aims to improve the lives and chances of the residents of Manchester through community grants and support, with all of the money being raised staying in the city. Since the Lord Mayor’s charity entered a new phase under the We Love MCR banner in 2011, it has supported over 140 community projects.
Just one of the successful developments taken on by the charity is their Short Break for all Grant Programme. Money raised throughout the years has enabled 325 adults and 595 children to experience a family holiday. Many of the families have never had the opportunity to enjoy valuable bonding time away from their normal environment so the funding allows groups to experience new activities that most would never get the chance to try without charitable support.
Laura, the charity development manager at We Love MCR has told us how the programme has recently been applied by taking a group of deserving families to Windermere for an adventure getaway and how she has been “looking forward to reviewing the feedback to see what kind of impact this trip has truely had”
Twenty four in need families were carefully selected to benefit from this new experience. By partaking in a course at Ghyll Head Outdoor Education Centre, all participants strengthened their family bond, created new friendships and were left with unforgettable memories.
Gearing up for Christmas they have a number of festive projects lined up, including an ice rink at Cathedral Gardens in the city.
“They support us every year so we encourage everyone to go and have a skate.”
This is just some of the fantastic work taken on by the charity but they rely on continued public donations and volunteers to enable the growth and development of their projects. To find out how you can get involved with We Love MCR and show your support for the city visit their website.