Mad for it Mancs are walking through fire to raise money for charity

100 brave souls needed to walk over hot coals in sizzling challenge

We Love MCR Charity is daring 100 fearless individuals to conquer 700-degree hot coals in a thrilling fundraiser, building on their groundbreaking 2021 fire-walk.

FOrmerly known as The Lord Mayor’s Charity Trust Fund, the charity known for its commitment to improving the lives of Manchester’s citizens, is daring 100 brave souls to step out of their comfort zones in a sizzling fundraiser.

In 2021, they made history with the first fire-walk in Manchester city centre, and now, they’re taking it to the next level.

The We Love MCR Fire-walk

On Thursday, November 2, 2023, the We Love MCR Sponsored Firewalk returns to the heart of Manchester, and you can sign up now!

This extraordinary event promises a thrilling experience as participants take on the challenge of walking on 700-degree hot coals.

Batala Manchester

To make the night even more exhilarating, the winners of the 2023 Notting Hill Carnival, Batala Manchester, an international samba reggae band, will be providing the electrifying soundtrack with their mesmerising drum rhythms.

In 2021, the top fundraiser from the Firewalk event, Ruth Denton, shared her experience, saying, “I must admit I wasn’t quite sure what I was letting myself in for, but I can honestly say the We Love MCR Firewalk has been one of the best things I’ve done in a long time.

“I’d encourage anyone looking for a mind-over-matter challenge to sign up. It’s amazing to think I’ve raised so much money for such an amazing charity, and I have witnessed first-hand the amazing work We Love MCR does.”

Spaces for this exclusive event are limited to just 100 sign-ups on a first-come, first-served basis.

Participants must be 16 or older and are required to pay an entry fee of £20 to cover expert provider costs.

Additionally, walkers are asked to set a minimum sponsorship target of £200.

You can sign up for this thrilling experience by visiting the We Love MCR website here.

We Love MCR’s amazing work

Chaired by the Lord Mayor of Manchester, Councillor Yasmine Dar, We Love MCR Charity is dedicated to providing life-changing support across Manchester through its two main funding programs.

The unique Rising Stars Fund offers financial support to disadvantaged young Mancunians aged 15-22 (or up to 25 if experienced homelessness) to help them achieve their ambitions in work, qualifications, and entrepreneurship.

Since its inception two years ago, this fund has already changed the lives of over 200 ambitious young people.

In addition, the Stronger Communities Fund supports grassroots community projects across the city, with grants available for sums ranging from £500 to £4,000.

In the past 12 months, this program has funded 63 projects, which equates to more than one community strengthened every single week of the year.

The funds raised from the firewalk event will contribute to supporting Mancunians and their projects.

Keep an eye on We Love MCR’s social media for updates on this electrifying event that promises to set hearts racing and support the incredible work of this charity.

We Love MCR Charity, founded in 1997 and rebranded to its current name in 2011, has been tirelessly working to improve the lives of Manchester’s citizens.

In addition to supporting the firewalk event, they launched the MCR Ukraine Welcome Fund last year to aid evacuees arriving in the city.

The charity primarily focuses on two key programs:

  1. Stronger Communities Fund: Providing financial support to local community groups seeking to enhance their communities, with grants available from £500 to £4,000.
  2. Manchester’s Rising Stars Fund: Offering grants to disadvantaged young Mancunians aged 15-22 (or up to 25 if experienced homelessness) to help them take their next steps to success in work, qualifications, and entrepreneurship. In the last six months, they’ve supported over 50 young Mancunians, with each grant averaging over £2,000.

Manchester is a successful city, but there are many people that suffer. The I Love MCR Foundation helps raise vital funds to help improve the lives and prospects of people and communities across Greater Manchester – and we can’t do it without your help. So please donate or fundraise what you can because investing in your local community to help it thrive can be a massively rewarding experience. Thank you in advance!

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