Tackle4MCR is a combined effort of Manchester City captain, Vincent Kompany, and the Mayor of Greater Manchester, Andy Burnham, to address rough sleeping and homelessness on the streets of our city-region.
Tackle4MCR will catalyse, promote, organise and manage three fundraising initiatives following a considered approach spanning the full length of the football season, for the benefit of the Greater Manchester Mayor’s Homelessness Fund.
This cause is close to our heart, with the work we are doing with our social enterprise, Driving Change. As part of our changing 20 lives by 2020, we are looking to work with Tackle4MCR in helping a homeless person gain employment with Kenny Waste Management. As part of this commitment, we will assist them in finding suitable accommodation that we will fund from their wages they earn with us. We will support them in their first year of employment with us, in helping them secure and maintain their accommodation to give them the start to get their life back on track.
The Christie charity raises money for a range of projects and initiatives for our patients. They have focus on 4 main areas: research, care and treatment, education and extra patient services.
Everything they fund goes above and beyond what the NHS provide, enabling them to give their patients the best care, treatment and quality of life possible.
The donations they receive, really do have an impact at The Christie. Without the support of their fantastic supporters, they would not be able to give their patients and families the level of care and support they wish to provide.
So, knowing all the above, we took the decision to become a corporate supporter of The Christie for 2019. We have had many staff affected, either directed or indirectly by cancer, so we felt this was a charity we would emotionally be connected with.
Our staff are embarking on many charitable activities throughout 2019 to raise money for The Christie. Keep an eye out on our news feed and social media for further details on how you can support their efforts.
All our team has been busy fundraising, from sky diving, to rough running, to simple fundraising days like our recent Lucky Penny Day. We set an initial £3000 annual target for our chosen charities, but our amazing team smashed through this before the end of June. So we have reset our target and are aiming high to look to achieve £6000 by the end of the year.