Express Solicitors have awarded £500 grants to three local community groups based in Northenden and Wythenshawe through Forever Manchester.
The firm created an Express Solicitors fund with Forever Manchester and encouraged local community groups to apply for £500 grants. A number of applications were received and an internal panel at Express, along with Ged Murray from Forever Manchester, met to decide who the grants would be awarded to. It was such a tough decision as all of the groups are doing fantastic work in the local community; however, after much deliberation the following three groups were chosen:
Simply Cycling provide recreational cycling activities based in Wythenshawe Park on the Athletics Track for people of all ages and abilities.
They have a fleet of bikes, trikes, tandems, side by sides, recumbents, hand cycles and wheelchair accessible bikes so that everyone can cycle together in a safe and supportive environment regardless of ability.
Wythenshawe Community Farm
Wythenshawe community farm provides a space within the community for people to come and experience life on a farm, members of the community who find this interesting and rewarding have the opportunity to become volunteer workers and take part in the day to day running of the farm, in a relaxed, no-pressure environment.
The farm is open all year round with free entry to the general public, and offer placements for students and volunteers with various learning abilities.
5th Northern Moor Brownie Unit
This Brownie group meets on a weekly basis during term time. They currently have 12 brownies, split in to 3 groups of 4 girls in each.
In their meetings the girls learn new skills and gain confidence through challenges, crafts, badge work and games.
A lot of the Brownies come from low income families so the group tries to keep subs down to a minimum, as some would struggle to attend if they increased the subs.