Three Charities to Win Share of £5,000 from System One Travelcards
From Pennington Flash to Werneth Low, or Peel Tower to Dunham Massey, three local charities could win a share of £5,000 towards a ‘Big Day Out’ this summer.
Following a report from the National Council for Voluntary Organisations, it was revealed that small voluntary organisations were facing their toughest year yet. Due to our double dip recession, 27% of such bodies are planning to cut paid staff numbers over the coming months. Many of which are cutting expenditure.
With this in mind – and the success of last year’s Big Day Out, System One Travelcards decided to repeat the competition this March. A public appeal from System One for suitable groups led to a shortlist of 18 groups, with representation from each of the ten boroughs which make up Greater Manchester.
Among the eighteen shortlisted (from Manchester) are the Boaz Trust, a charity which supports destitute asylum seekers. Another one, Reclaim, works with young people, offering leadership skills and youth mentoring services. Also shortlisted is Wythenshawe FM, a community radio station.
A further 15 non-profit organisations are facing the public vote. They are: Continue reading “Big Day Out Looms for Greater Manchester Charities”