We celebrated Cheetham’s community champions in August as they pitched for a slice of the Hobin’s community fund.
Our event was held in the beautiful Mirfield Gardens. Five groups pitched their ideas to an audience of local residents who all voted for their favourites.
The winners are:
The Centre of Yes - This charity focuses on helping people within north Manchester to recover from trauma using therapy, meditation and mindfulness. They work hard to reach communities and younger people who don’t always have direct access to NHS services. They will use their grant to deliver education and training courses for volunteers to qualify as therapists, delivering support to even more people in our community.
Mancunia Arts Hub – this self-sufficient, community interest company aims to make the arts accessible for all.
They deliver music lessons, events and media production and reinvest their profits in youth work, focusing on young people who would not usually have the opportunity to access specialist equipment and spaces required to learn and develop. Young people have different ways of learning and expressing themselves the impact of Covid has made the need for socialisation even greater.
Volunteer Medical Corps – this group of volunteers are educating north Manchester about healthy lifestyles.
They help people to increase their physical activity, reduce the number of heart attacks and strokes and improve the physical health of people with mental health illness using a relaxed approach that is both accessible and fun. The aim of this group is to ease the pressure on our NHS services.
The groups also managed to do some successful networking, linking up to work together and strengthen their offer to the community even further.
Well done everyone!