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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!

A Garden Makeover !

A Garden Makeover !

A delightful thought for the weekend guys, one of our volunteers told us that a garden is, ‘a place where one can let the light come in.’ We would like to give a shout to our volunteer gardener James who did a fantastic job for one of our clients this weekend as you can see…🌞🤓(no… Continue Reading

Social Isolation Vs Self Isolation

Social Isolation Vs Self Isolation

As the coming months see people part-return to work and lockdown transitions, we ask that you please keep our older vulnerable neighbours in mind. Self isolation may have given you an insight into what it is like to be stuck at home, or unable to see family and friends – but this is often a… Continue Reading

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

National Volunteering Week!

National Volunteering Week!

National Volunteering Week has made us so proud and grateful to Inspire, Inspire’s People Project, The Bread and Butter Thing and new volunteer Charlotte – keep feeding and being fed by the community!!!! We are lucky to have so many amazing volunteers helping in every way they can – whether that’s delivering food, telephone befriending,… 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

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