New Charity Partnership Announced

New Charity Partnership Announced

March 23, 2015 5:06 pm Published by Leave your thoughts

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New JCI Manchester Charity Partners Announced

As we embark upon a new 2 year relationship with our 3, yes 3, new nominated charities we decided to look back over the past 2 years and the difference all our members have made.

Over 2013 and 2014 JCI Manchester supported 2 local Manchester charities, Francis House and Forever Manchester raising a total of £8,230.64. There were many exciting events along the way including: a thai cookery lesson, a cocktail masterclass, a quiz, a BBQ, a netball tournament, a comedy night, Tough Mudder, the Great Manchester Run and even a Sky dive, not to mention a handful of raffle’s along the way.   

It has been a pleasure and an honour to work with and support Francis House and Forever Manchester, but we think you’ll agree that our next 3 nominated charities are equally worthy causes. So without further ado we would like to introduce to you, Challenge 4 Change, Medequip 4 Kids and Action Against Hunger. With our 3 eager charity directors this year, Charlotte Brinsley, Emma Cottam and Simon Anderson, there is no doubt there will be plenty of opportunities to get involved in our charitable activities and raise some much needed funds. We have all sorts of social, sporting and competitive events planned, so watch this space. Our first charity event being on 22nd April 2015, a Rum Emporium, hosted at the wonderful Manchester House, the invites have been sent and this event we are sure will be quick to sell out so ensure you sign up now.

Finally, a huge thank you to all our members for your continued support over the last couple of years. We cannot wait to share the new adventures of JCI Manchester 2015 and all the exciting events the team have planned. 

Challenge 4 Change             MedEquip4Kids          Action Against Hunger 

Challenge 4 Change

Established in 2008, Challenge4Change is an indoor, experiential learning facility based in Trafford Park. The vision of the charity is to provide innovative and motivational learning and development opportunities that enable learners to overcome any barriers that currently hold them back. The activities aim to help people build confidence, develop the skills to work in a team and most importantly make them realise that they are in charge of their success in life – no one else. The charity works with everyone, from school groups to support their learning, to veterans who may be suffering with PTSD, and young offenders using their ‘teams not gangs’ project which is delivered using a purpose built jail! Anyone who uses the facility never forgets it and leaves with a far greater ability to face life’s challenges, whoever they are and whatever their circumstances. 

MedEquip4Kids

MedEquip4Kids is a local children’s charity helping provide medical equipment for NHS Trusts, clinics and community hospitals. The charity buys equipment which is considered to be beneficial for the care of children, but which the NHS cannot afford under its budget constraints. As one example, the charity has recently helped open a ‘Teen Zone’ with televisions, games consoles and other activities at the University Hospital of South Manchester NHS Trust to help long-term patients to socialise and encourage their friends to come and visit. This helps improve their attitudes to medical care and prevent them feeling alienated from care teams. MedEquip4Kids was started in 1985 and has grown massively since, raising over £20 million to help make the care experience that little bit easier for over 109,000 children each year.

Action Against Hunger 

Action Against Hunger is an international humanitarian organisation committed to ending child hunger. A leader in the fight against malnutrition, Action Against Hunger saves the lives of malnourished children while providing communities with access to safe water and sustainable solutions to hunger. With 30 years of expertise in emergency situations of conflict, natural disaster and chronic food insecurity, Action Against Hunger runs life-saving programmes in over 45 countries benefitting seven million people each year. Take a look at the latest news and online petition the AAH petition ‘Generation Nutrition’ http://www.actionagainsthunger.org.uk/get-involved/campaign-us/generation-nutrition

 
 
 
 

You can keep up to date with all the JCI Manchester events, fundraising and news on our website. Alternatively, if you can’t make  the event but are keen to donate, you can do that using our Virgin Money page. 

We look forward to seeing you soon to raise money for these amazing causes. 

Emma, Charlotte & Simon

Charity Directors
JCI Manchester 

 

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This post was written by Bethany Livesey

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