Ceremonial Mayor's Charity Appeal

The Ceremonial Mayor, Councillor Gina Reynolds, is supporting the following charities during her term of office.

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St Ann’s Hospice - Little Hulton

This independent charity provides supportive and specialist palliative care services to people over the age of 18 from across Greater Manchester. It enables individuals with a life-limiting illness, their families, and carers to maximise the quality of their lives. Care is given free of charge and is regulated by the Quality Care Commission. Provision includes in-patient, home care, day therapy, bereavement services and community services. The charity also provides educational training for other health professionals.

START - Inspiring Minds

Founded in 1993, this award-winning charity delivers therapeutic arts and horticulture sessions to people living with mental health conditions. It provides creative learning opportunities, with professional tutors bringing out the best in members so that they grow in confidence, build self-esteem and become valued contributors to the wider community. START has a variety of projects including ‘Reach Out Start to End Suicide’ which helps save lives by increasing suicide knowledge and decreasing stigma. For the past five years, the annual procession and vigil has raised suicide awareness and remembered those who have sadly lost their lives to suicide.

Agnes Hopkins Community Centre

This community centre based in Swinton was founded in 1955, by the late Councillor Agnes Hopkins and provides a safe and welcoming space for people of all ages in the local community. This hub has an open-door policy and aims to reduce social isolation and promote inclusion and wellbeing. It offers information, advice, advocacy and a range of recreational and social activities including day trips, training courses and events. The centre also provides nutritional meals and snacks through its luncheon club. It has helped to improve people’s health and wellbeing and has delivered vital services to many residents.

This page was last updated on 18 May 2023

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