A Merry Christmas at Good Neighbours!

A Merry Christmas at Good Neighbours!

We had another fantastic Christmas Meal at Good Neighbours this year, beautifully hosted by the Inspire Cafe. It was a chance for our volunteer befrienders and older people to get together and share a delicious meal, and enjoy an afternoon of entertainment. The day started with a hearty Christmas dinner, followed by a round of (very) bad cracker jokes and some gifts for everyone to unwrap. We then enjoyed a brilliant production of “Beauty and the Beast” followed by a festive Christmas sing-a-long.

We were lucky to have some fantastic help from the volunteers at Benefacto, who helped the day run smoothly and really helped make it special. A massive thanks to everyone at the Inspired People Project and the cafe staff too for doing everything they could to make sure our Good Neighbours had a lovely time!

A Big Thanks to Summer of Lev!

  We’re always humbled by the support we receive from the local community in Levenshulme, and this summer has been no exception. This July the Klondyke hosted another successful Summer of Lev weekend; a two day arts festival which raised money for Levenshulme Good Neighbours and The Circus House. The weather was glorious (mostly!) and the entertainment… Continue Reading

Job Opportunity: Coordinator Role Available

  Coordinator Role  Levenshulme Good Neighbours is a registered charity that works with volunteers to offer practical, social and emotional support to over 300 older people living in the Levenshulme area of Manchester. We are looking for a compassionate and dedicated coordinator to manage the service and ensure we can continue benefiting our community for… Continue Reading

  This week we had to say fond farewell to Sam, who has been the coordinator at Good Neighbours for the past four years. Sam has worked tirelessly to make Good Neighbours the charity it is today, organising fantastic trips out and offering incredible support to our older people and volunteers. We will all miss her… Continue Reading

A Fond Farewell to the Hideclarkes

One of LGN local supporters, Karen Clarke will be leaving Levenshulme for a new life in the beautiful Greater Manchester hills with her family. She will be holding a farewell party, “The Hildeclarkes Leave Levy!” on the 10th of February 2017 at the Klondyke Club.  For those of you that know the Hideclarkes, you know… Continue Reading

Good Neighbours Christmas Meal 2016

Good Neighbours Christmas Meal 2016

We’ve had another very busy year at Good Neighbours, and what better way to round it off than with a fantastic Christmas celebration at the Inspire Centre. First, we were treated to an entertaining 2-woman production of the musical ‘Annie,’ which involved a sing-along and some great audience participation (special mention to David and his… Continue Reading

A day out at Cleveleys

A day out at Cleveleys

Levenshulme Good Neighbours had a great day out at Cleveleys.  We hitched a ride with the Northmoor Luncheon club and took Good Neighbours and their befrienders. With an average age of 90 years old, many of those who came along on the day would not have been able to attend without the one to one… Continue Reading

A Trip to Gorton Monastery

A Trip to Gorton Monastery

LGN took forty older people and their volunteers to Gorton Monastery for a tour, tea and cake supported by the People’s Health Lottery. The Church and Friary of St Francis, known locally as Gorton Monastery, is a 19th-century former Franciscan friary in Manchester.  It was a real joy to hear so many older people sharing… Continue Reading

Visiting Blue Planet

Visiting Blue Planet

Levenshulme Good Neighbours enjoyed a trip to Blue Planet Aquarium supported by the People’s Health Lottery. Forty older people and their volunteers join us for the day and we had a really wonderful time. The trip included lots of wheelchair users and people who can face barriers when leaving the home. Therefore, our volunteers were… Continue Reading

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