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Help The River Manchester maintain a secure financial footing by making a regular annual or monthly subscription to the charity to help us continue and expand our work in some of the exciting ways we are currently contemplating. We will keep you in touch with events and new developments via a quarterly Newsletter, and also offer you a 'Member's discount' of 10% off cafe or shop purchases.  Drop us an email so that we can keep you posted or like us on Facebook or Twitter where you will get the latest updates.
Fundraising is meant to be fun! There are many running and sporting events taking place so why not raise funds and have a personal or team challenge at the same time. The Manchester 10k and Tough Mudder are two of the most popular events. You could also do a bake challenge or an X-Factor evening with your mates.  There are many more activities you could use to raise funds.  When you decide what to do, let us know and we’ll help you make the event as successful as it can be. Use your own creativity, perhaps with some advice from us to devise and host a money-raising event for The River Manchester or offer us the opportunity to make a presentation to your playgroup, PTA, or Rotary branch.
If you are unable to make a regular commitment to support The River, you can still make cash donations when it suits you via BACS secure bank transfer, via PayPal, posting a cheque or even bringing cash into our shop, as some of our current supporters do! OR donate pre-loved furniture, white goods, household and electrical items, clothes, books, toys and games (though no soft toys please!) and DVDs to help us keep our busy shop stocked. The local community values us as a source of low-cost quality items and we keep a 'wish list' of items that customers and clients are on the look-out for to help make someone's wish come true!
You could be retired and looking for a fulfilling activity; unemployed and looking to increase your skills and employment prospects; or in work and taking part in your employer's Corporate Social Responsibility activities. Bring your time, expertise or willingness to learn, and we can match you with a task from the range of activities in our shop, cafe, office, fund-raising or community outreach services. It could be ongoing work or a one-off project. It could be anything from mentoring volunteers in training; to working in the shop and helping customers; or decorating and gardening for someone in the community needing that support.
If you are interested in volunteering please email Janet at
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