In December each year, we vote for a local charity to support in the next year. We set a financial target and also collect and donate practical items which are distributed by the charity. Whether it’s a Sky Dive, Fun Run or an event like Tough Mudder, everyone works together to achieve the target.
Medequip4kids - 2023
We will support Medequip4kids throughout 2023. MedEquip4Kids provides equipment that is not available from limited NHS resources to improve the health of babies and children in the UK. They also deliver workshops in schools to support children's mental health because they value all aspects of children's wellbeing. Learn more about Medequip4kids at https://www.medequip4kids.org.uk/
We are well underway with fundraising for our £2,500 target for 2023 having participated in the Manchester Marathon, the Medequip4kids Duck race, and flowery shirt day. There are many more events planned for this year. You can read all the updates and donate here. https://www.justgiving.com/fundraising/core-talent2023
In 2018 we supported Mustard Tree who tackle both the causes and consequences of poverty and homelessness in Manchester. Mustard Tree helps people to change their lives, secure better accommodation and economic wellbeing.
Their focus is on tackling both the causes and consequences of poverty and homelessness. To find out more about the important work that Mustard Tree does click https://mustardtree.org.uk/
We exceeded our £2,000 budget and raised £3,398 and donated over 40 wrapped Christmas presents.
Wood Street Mission
In 2019, we supported Wood Street Mission a children’s charity helping children and families living on a low income in Manchester and Salford. Wood Street Mission provide practical help to help meet children’s day-to-day needs and improve their life chances. They also raise awareness about child poverty through their communications, holding events and giving talks at schools, businesses and groups. You can find out more about Wood Street Mission here https://www.woodstreetmission.org.uk/
We raised £2097 and collected 150 items. We took part in various activities such as a Pizza Run, Skydive, Tough Mudder and other campaigns. We really enjoyed supporting such a wonderful charity and were glad to exceed our target by £97 and 35 items!
Throughout 2021 and 2022 we supported The Christie. The Christie charity provides enhanced services over and above what the NHS funds. Gifts from the public make a huge difference to the care and treatment that The Christie is able to provide to it's patients and their families. They are one of the largest hospital charities in the UK with 82p in every pound raised going directly to the patients. To find out more about The Christie click https://www.christie.nhs.uk/the-christie-charity
We raised £2,550 in donations & sponsorships through lots of fundraising activites including the Manchester to Blackpool Bike ride, Tough Mudder Manchester, cake sales and charity football mtaches. Thank you to everyone who sponsored us.