Phone lines open on Wednesday 17 May at 10am.  Please call Carla Mandis on 07812 265216 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 Belfast. 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 abuse, 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.

  • You may also be asked to help deliver the items in the van.

  • Sorting food and organising the depot.

  • Sorting fresh fruit and veg.

This can be taken up by more than one team.

 

 

501  Celebration of Sport!

Challenge group size: M

Better Things

What's the challenge?

One of our local partners, Better Things, have been working with people with learning disabilities and their families in Manchester for over forty years. Their community projects promote inclusion, health and wellbeing and offer learning and skills opportunities. 

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Better Things work with people for whom being able to hold a cricket bat or being able to hit a ball is a huge achievement. They would love to stage a sporting event which recognises the achievements reached by people with learning disabilities who take part in non-competitive sport just for the fun of it.

The plan is to hold a Tuesday morning reception for all their sports people, followed by a showcase of all their current sporting activities. This will give recognition to those that attend their recreational sporting activities each week - where they enjoy physical exercise, community connection with friends and gain social and confidence skills through sport.

 

 

502  Let's graduate!  

Challenge group size: S

ReachOut

What's the challenge?

One of our local partners, ReachOut, is a charity that changes the lives of young people from disadvantaged communities in Manchester through one-to-one mentoring. They provide academic support and character education to help young people get a better start in life and go on to achieve future goals.  

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The ReachOut Graduation on 29th June - they would love to have Zurich represent their partnership with a stall at the careers fair, fundraising for a category for prizes and present some awards to their young people.
 The graduation will be a celebration of character and progress made by every one of their mentees that have taken part in a ReachOut project in 2016/17. The event will recognise their success in character and attainment as well as commitment throughout the year.
 
The Graduation will be hosted at the University of Manchester and will be supported by a number of our key corporate partners and organisations."
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