Forever Manchester has just celebrated thirty years supporting community activity across Greater Manchester, hosting a party that raised £78,689 in funds for the charity.
The charity welcomed over four hundred passionate and dedicated supporters at the Principal Manchester to celebrate three decades spent helping local people to do extraordinary things in their local communities.
Auction prizes raising money on the night included luxury holidays, VIP gig tickets, food and drink experiences, and local art.
Hosted by acclaimed poet Tony Walsh and Forever Manchester’s own Captain Manchester, the birthday party featured first class entertainment from community groups within the Forever Manchester movement.
Performances came from The Manchester School of Samba, singer Carly Ryan, Salford community group Mature Movers and The Brew Chimp Boys before Clint Boon finished the night with a DJ set that had everyone up and dancing until the early hours.
The event also acknowledged local community groups’ impressive achievements and the efforts and contributions from local businesses that support Forever Manchester.
Award winners included Can Survive (Community Group of the year sponsored by CDL), Friends of Grosvenor Park (Connecting Communities Award), AutoTrader (Business Supporter of the Year Award, sponsored by Seventy7), Oscar Technology (Employee Engagement Award), Sandy Lindsay MBE (Captain Manchester Award, sponsored by Auto Trader), Manchester Arena ( Give It Up Award) and Chris Whiteley (Outstanding Community Contribution Award, sponsored by OFR Consultants).
The event was kindly sponsored by Express Solicitors, DCB Group, Auto Trader, Seventy7, OFR Consultants, Kyocera, MID Communications, Beever & Struthers and CDL.