Recycle and Reward: Ordsall and Langworthy

The good causes for Ordsall and Langworthy are listed below. Please vote for your favourite by Sunday 17 September.

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Good causes

Manweb Men's Group

A  men’s group at Langworthy cornerstone organising games session, local history groups, day trips out, weekend residentals, cookery and walking groups. This all improved the health and well being of local men and also combats social isolation.

The weekend away will give men a chance to have a short break who have not holidayed and also mixing vetrans with civilians they can share experiences and stories in a safe environment enabling them to share memories laughs and fun whilst improving their physical and most importantly mental health as a few men suffer from PTSD and depression. This also enables the men a small get together for Christmas so they don't feel alone and isolated

We are looking to organise a Christmas residentals which will consist of activities that most men would not have done before and Christmas dinner as some of the men attending the residentals will be spending Christmas alone, some suffer from PTSD and depression. We would like the money to pay for accommodation activities and transport. The trip is to help wellbeing and mental health also to get veterans and civilians to mix and share life skills. The men will get to try new skills in a safe and peaceful environment.

Sayo/Sparky Project

The SAYO/SPARKY Project has been engaging children and young people from the Ordsall / Langworthy on a weekly basis for the past 15+ years. The  annual school holiday programme is part of the summer programme along with the delivery of twilight sessions devised to reduce Anti Social Behaviour issues whilst assisting with the health and wellbeing of participants through engagement and participation in sports, games and active recreational pursuits including dance, music and arts n crafts. A coach party excursion is to be organised to Croccy Trail a mile long adventure trail for young people, with slides, rope swings; climbs and a chain bridge located close to Chester and Blackpool Pleasure Beach. This type of reward helps to maintain discipline and retention, with the young people.

Friends of Ordsall Parks

We help to maintain both Ordsall and Monmouth Parks by partaking in regular litter picks and gardening sessions. We also report any issues with the parks to the council, and each year we organise a festival in Ordsall Park which is well attended by the local community.

Litter and fly tipping is becoming an increasing problem in Ordsall Park and we would like to purchase some banners to promote people making use of the bins in the park and respecting their local green spaces. These have been seen in other areas and are very effective and eye catching. We would hang these banners on the lamp posts throughout the park.

Healthy Hearts Exercise Group

The project is to provide and promote specialised exercise to people in Ordsall who suffer from long term ill health problems. The exercise takes place under the supervision of a qualified exercise specialist who has the knowledge and experience of managing people with health problems. The programme will include a warm up and cool down, with circuit based and freestyle exercise. Appropriate equipment will be provided and a monitoring process will help us see results.

The exercise group is extremely important to the residents of Ordsall as there are no other similar projects in the area.

The funding will pay for venue and refreshment costs. The aim of the group is to help members to manage their conditions better, get fitter and make friends. The project will also keep members away from GP surgeries and out of hospital beds.

Islington Garden Club

Based on the Islington estate, our gardening group aims to enhance the local area with colour and shape with plants and flowers. We like to do our bit to help the area look neat and tidy and a nice place to visit.

We would like some funding so that we can buy planters, plants, soil and gardening tools to help us make the area look nice and maintain it.

Ordsall Community Arts

We are a grass roots community arts organisation providing free and exciting informal learning opportunities in inner city Salford. We work with local community groups to create celebratory programmes to improve social cohesion and enhance community pride. We engage people through all sorts of different activities including arts, cooking, growing, performing arts and processions.

One of our main activities each year is Lighting the Legend, a community lantern procession produced by local people and enjoyed by thousands over the 23 years it has been running. It usually attracts around 1,500 people to participate in a large scale community celebration.

It also provides 200 places for local people to learn the basic technology to make lanterns or help to make other theatrical props. It will enable local women’s groups to learn how to make and hang banners, which will promote each group. It also enables school groups to learn about the benefits of community involvement.

We would like the funding to contribute to our costs for making the lanterns.

This page was last updated on 5 September 2017

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