Local charity to celebrate everything Manchester at 10th anniversary extravaganza

The Mancunian Way will celebrate everything that is Manchester, from Canal Street to China Town, the Hacienda to the Northern Quarter

A North West charity, which funds ground-breaking research into brain haemorrhage, is marking its 10th anniversary by hosting a spectacular Manchester-themed celebration event in October, called ‘The Mancunian Way’.

The Natalie Kate Moss Trust was founded in 2012 following the devastating and sudden death of 26-year-old Natalie, a graduate from the University of Manchester.

Focusing on turning this tragedy into something positive, the Trust supports ground-breaking research into the prevention and treatment of brain haemorrhages to stop more tragedies occurring.

Since her death, the Trust has been working closely with the University, initially to fund scholarships for students who had suffered a brain injury and, more recently, funding the University’s stroke research team at the Geoffrey Jefferson Brain Research Centre.

To mark its 10th anniversary, the Natalie Kate Moss Trust will host The Mancunian Way from 6.30pm on Saturday 8th October 2022 beneath the wings of the world-famous Concorde in The Hangar at Manchester Airport’s Concorde Conference Centre.

Hosted by Manchester-born broadcast journalist, Michelle Eagleton, and Manchester drag queen, Belinda Scandall, The Mancunian Way will celebrate everything that is Manchester, from Canal Street to China Town, the Hacienda to the Northern Quarter

Guests will be immersed in what Manchester is all about. They will taste, listen, laugh, sing and dance their way through the evening, the ‘Mancunian Way’.

Entertainment will include Mr Wilson’s street band and live jazz bands from the Northern Quarter, as well as a live DJ and saxophonist who will enchant the audience with sounds reminiscent of the Warehouse Project. 

There will also be a unique performance from Manchester poet, Tony Walsh.

“We have achieved so much over the last ten years and so we wanted to do something a little different to celebrate that journey and that of our home city of Manchester,” said Fiona Moss, Natalie’s sister and co-founder of the Natalie Kate Moss Trust.

“We are planning a whole host of surprises; and this will certainly be a spectacular event. 

“We want to shock, surprise and entertain, celebrating all the colours and textures of Manchester whilst raising important money to support the ground-breaking, life-saving research taking place at the University of Manchester.

“We have experienced the heartbreak of losing a young daughter and sister to a sudden brain haemorrhage and, just last year, we committed to raising a massive £300,000 to fund further research into brain haemorrhage at the University of Manchester.

“As a family, we feel immensely proud to be able to make this commitment to them in Natalie’s memory and we hope to encourage lots of Manchester loving people who want to make a difference by supporting what will be life-changing stroke and brain haemorrhage research to join us for what promises to be an incredible evening.”

To find out more about The Mancunian Way and the Natalie Kate Moss Trust, visit nataliekatemoss.co.uk. Corporate sponsorship opportunities are available, email [email protected].


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