Category Archives: Latest News

Thanks to all our supporters!

Thanks to all our supporters!

Like many other charities, COVID-19 has bought some unique and pressing challenges to LGN. Changing the way we offer befriending, adapting to meet an increased need from our members, and working on our digital inclusion project have all been the focus of the last three months. We’d like to thank our funders who are helping us meet these new demands and continue with our project, including: National Lottery, Allen Lane Foundation, Groundwork, Kathleen Lawrence Trust, the Penny Appeal, Peter Kershaw Trust, OPeNS Fund, Tudor Trust, Albert Hunt and One Manchester.

We hope to share more good news in the coming weeks too!

We’ve launched our Digital Inclusion Project

We’ve launched our Digital Inclusion Project

Many people would love to speak to friends and familythrough lockdown, but don’t have the right equipment. Being able to connect with others is vital for maintaining good mental health – and the ability to access online entertainment and information can help an older person retain their independence. That’s why, withthe help of Levy Corona… Continue Reading

Thank you Peter Kershaw!

Thank you Peter Kershaw!

We just want to say a huge thank you to the wonderful Peter Kershaw Trust, who have kindly donated £2000 to help us support older people in Levenshulme. Peter Kershaw was a direct family descendant of Joseph Holt – who founded the local Manchester brewery in 1849. It means so much to get local support… Continue Reading

People’s History Museum: Migration

This month we had another performance from the brilliant People’s History Museum. The one-woman plays highlight social issues from the past and present, and we have been using these to compliment our “memory café” sessions. The performance this time was called “Moving Histories” and it examined the topic of migration told through eyes of a… Continue Reading

Trip to Chester!

This week the folks at Leveshulme Good Neighbours joined the Inspired People Project for a trip to Chester. Half of our number chose a visit to Chester Zoo, while the other half opted for a day out shopping in the lovely Chester town. Those who went to the zoo had a fantastic time enjoying the… Continue Reading

LGN at the Imperial War Museum North

A massive thank you to everyone who came along to our trip to the Imperial War Museum North this week! What brilliant day out we had. It was fascinating and moving to hear some of our own members describe their experiences of the war, whether first hand or through the memories of close family members.… Continue Reading

Christmas Meal!

We would like to say a big thank you to everyone who came our LGN Christmas Meal in December, and helped us welcome the festive season in style. There was food, singing, Christmas jumpers and even some dancing at the end – impressive considering that substantial three course meal. We hope you all have a wonderful… Continue Reading

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