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Spirit Story for Volunteers' Week 2017: John Sennett - John's Road to Volunteering

31 May 2017 - 08:57 by guest.blogger

Our second Volunteers’ Week Spirit Story has been suuplied by John Sennett.

Enter John Sennett...

"John Sennett, a volunteer veteran brings to life his passion for helping others and the charity sector, by running the blog, John’s Road to Volunteering.

John’s Road to Volunteering is a platform sharing a volunteer’s journey into inspiring, motivating and educating others, whilst giving others an opportunity to share their story."

We Love Manchester Emergency Fund

26 May 2017 - 11:38 by michelle.foster

The We Love Manchester Emergency Fund has raised £2m in just 24 hours. Sports stars, celebrities, members of the public and businesses have all responded to the call for funds to support people affected by the devastating attack in Manchester, as donations have come pouring in from across the country. The Manchester Evening News, who launched the We Stand Together appeal raising £1m, have joined forces with the We Love Manchester Emergency Fund. The fund will support people who have been injured or bereaved by the attack.

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Watch the live announcement of our Spirit of Manchester Awards 2017 shortlist

25 May 2017 - 11:16 by michelle.foster

At 12.30pm today our Chief Executive, Mike Wild announced the organisations and volunteers that have been shortlisted for our Spirit of Manchester Awards 2017.

If you missed the webcast, the video will be available to watch on here on Friday.

In the meantime, you can see the shortlist here: https://www.manchestercommunitycentral.org/spirit-of-manchester/spirit-manchester-awards

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Information and Helplines for Manchester Arena Incident

23 May 2017 - 13:42 by michelle.foster

We have pulled together a range of information collected so far about the additional support local charities & community organisations are offering in the aftermath of the events.
Scroll down to the foot of the page to view the updates.


Helplines and official contact information


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Macc response to the events at Manchester Evening News Arena

23 May 2017 - 11:09 by michelle.foster

Like everyone else in Manchester and around the country all of us at Macc are horrified by the events which took place in the city centre last night. Our thoughts are with the families and friends of those who died and those who are waiting anxiously for news of their loved ones.

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Manchester organisations nominate your volunteers for a Volunteers Week certificate endorsed by the Lord Mayor

23 May 2017 - 10:01 by michelle.foster

Volunteers’ Week is an annual event which takes place at the start of June. It celebrates the contribution made by millions of volunteers across the UK. Volunteers week

You can read more about Volunteers’ Week at: http://volunteersweek.org

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10 Years a Volunteer

10 Apr 2017 - 10:43 by barkery.jammeh

Hello all,

Welcome to the final blog post in our mini series from Macc staff and their adventures in the world of volunteering.

Today we hear from Jack Puller. Jack is a Development worker and Team Leader at Volunteer Centre Manchester and has been with us since November 2013. Check out Jack's great story below :-)

Jack Puller:

It's very fitting that I should be ask to write something about my volunteering experiences - I recently observed my 10 Year Volunteering Anniversary:

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Rattling cans, Citizen's Advice, and Christmas Carol's

27 Mar 2017 - 13:05 by barkery.jammeh

Hello all,

We hope you had a great weekend and made the most of the beautiful sunshine!

Welcome back to our mini series of blogs from the team here at Macc. This series has allowed us to take a look back at our own careers and see the impact volunteering had on us and how it helped to shape and influence us later down the road.

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