On Thursday 26 September the first Spirit of Manchester Awards ceremony was held at NOMA, the new Co-operative building.
It was a fantastic night highlighting the work of Manchester’s voluntary and community sector.
We were thrilled to win the vote and the award for best volunteer involving organisation. The Lord Mayor of Manchester presented us with a trophy, a certificate, pen and £20 of Manchester Christmas market shillings.
For more information about the awards please see the Spirit of Manchester Awards website and you can see photos from the night on the flickr page.
You can watch the film about what our volunteers mean to us here
The Booth Centre has been shortlisted for a Spirit of Manchester Award for the Best Volunteer Involving Organisation in Manchester.
A team from Altrincham Grammar School have won the Youth Philanthropy Initiative Award on behalf of the Booth Centre. The project aims to get young people engaged in social change and participate in growing compasionate communities. The £3,000 prize money will help to fund our Cafe Advice sessions, which provides free food, socks and toiletries to 170 people a week and to fund furniture packages for people moving into new homes. Congratulations to Robyn, Maria, Kate and Lamisa and thank you for your suppport.
We are currently in desperate need of a Polish speaking volunteer who could offer assistance at the Centre during the day on weekdays, helping to translate for some of the homeless Polish people who are using the Booth Centre at the moment. No qualifications are needed and full support and training would be provided.
If you can help or know anyone that might be interested we would love to hear from you - please email firstname.lastname@example.org or phone Emily on 0161 835 2499 to discuss it. Thank you.