Last Tuesday Levenshulme Good Neighbours took part in ‘Community Soup.’ The sessions involve inviting people and groups with creative ideas that make a real difference in their communities to pitch to a community audience in different parts of the city. After enjoying some hot soup (or other delicious food!) and listening to the pitches, the audience got to vote for the projects they thought should get the funding.
Levenshulme Good Neighbours took the stand to pitch our idea for an inclusive music project, aimed at older people in our befriending service. Our idea was to create a series of bespoke music events, performed by a live band or musician for our members, which allowed our members to preselect songs from their past or present which were meaningful to them. They could be songs from a wedding, a favourite track from the 60s – or just a number that they love to dance or sing to. The ultimate aim was to create a CD of these tracks which could be gifted to our members for them to enjoy.
The room was full and the other pitches were all for equally worthy causes – which is why we were especially thankful to win 2nd prize and £2,000 of funding towards the project! We’d like to thank One Manchester for their help and the chance to pitch, and we look forward to starting the project.