Phone lines open on Wednesday 23 May at 11am.  Please call 01793 406007 and select option 4 to book. 

Don't forget to check the recommended team size indicated by the key at the bottom of the page.  

All Challenges on this page receive 50% matching.

500  Nobody goes hungry!  

Challenge group size: S

FareShare Greater Manchester 

What's the challenge?

FareShare Greater Manchester supports communities to combat food poverty and food waste in and around Manchester. The team redistribute food to many charities and community groups. Their community food members provide vitally needed meals, food parcels and snacks to hundreds of disadvantaged people every day. They work with a huge variety of people experiencing hardship - from people who are homeless or unemployed, people dealing with substance misuse, refugees and asylum-seekers at drop-ins, Surestart centres, and breakfast and after-school clubs for children and young adults! 

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Fareshare Greater Manchester would love some teams to get involved at the heart of their food re-distribution, giving you the opportunity to help them improve the daily lives of people facing food poverty. Their daily operations rely entirely on volunteers and you will be working alongside staff and other volunteers on one or more of the following activities: Picking food orders;  working with staff and fellow volunteers to make up orders for each of their organisations receiving food on that day. Labelling orders and helping to load the vans. Sorting food and organising the depot. Sorting fresh fruit and veg.

This could be picked up by more than one team.  

 

501  Grow our garden!

Challenge group size: M

Ronald McDonald House Manchester

What's the challenge?

Ronald McDonald House Manchester provides free 'home away from home' accommodation to families while their child is receiving treatment at the Royal Manchester Children's Hospital and St Mary's Neonatal Unit. This enables families to stay close by while their child receives treatment. Their house is open 365 days a year and equipped with everything you would find in a family home. Families can get a good night's sleep, prepare their own meals and feel at home, knowing that they're only a moments away from their child.

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The charity would love to have a group come in to spruce up our Manchester House garden! Activities on the day would consist of the following: Mowing the lawn, weeding, edging, sweeping/raking, power washing the patio area, pruning any existing plants/tidying any plant waste and most importantly, planting new flowers, shrubs and plants to beautify their garden!


This volunteer challenge will reduce running costs of the House by providing the necessary labour and some of the resources to undertake this project.  One night of accommodation for a family in a Ronald McDonald House costs the Charity £25, so every penny counts!




 

502  Pls spruce up our patio!

Challenge group size: M

Ronald McDonald House Manchester

What's the challenge?

Ronald McDonald House Manchester provides free 'home away from home' accommodation to families while their child is receiving treatment at the Royal Manchester Children's Hospital and St Mary's Neonatal Unit. This enables families to stay close by while their child receives treatment. Their house is open 365 days a year and equipped with everything you would find in a family home. Families can get a good night's sleep, prepare their own meals and feel at home, knowing that they're only a moment away from their child.

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The charity would love a small team to come in and spruce up their patio area which is looking rather plain and uninviting! 

The patio needs power washing and could really do with some tubs, pots and planters to be arranged to display some lovely flowers and plants to brighten it up!