Forever Manchester Podcast
Support for New Bereavement Group for Young People in Wythenshawe

Support for New Bereavement Group for Young People in Wythenshawe

September 11, 2019

A brand new group set up to support young people affected by bereavement in Wythenshawe made the news when it was featured on BBC Radio Manchester.

Gaynor Jackson from Benchill, who established Bereavement 4 Kids was interviewed live on the breakfast programme where she talked about the new weekly group that meets from 4pm to 5.30pm every Monday afternoon at Benchill Community Centre in Wythenshawe.

The group was established by Gaynor for children who have suffered the loss of a loved one. Gaynor was encouraged and supported to set up the group by Forever Manchester’s Community Builder Vikki Snowden as part of her ongoing work in the area.

As a result, Gaynor recognised a need and planned the development of the group and, along with Vikki’s support and assistance, received a £250 Cash 4 Graft award from Forever Manchester to purchase necessary equipment and refreshments.

When Gaynor lost her husband, she felt like there was no support for her children. This inspired her to create a group where children and adults sharing similar experiences could come together to do an array of activities aimed at helping them to deal with their loss.

Gaynor said “We met Vikki from Forever Manchester, we had a few chats and organised a couple of activities such as an Easter Hunt and a Bingo & Breakfast in the Community event. We got a good bond going and came up with the idea of the Bereavement Group for local families affected by the loss of a loved one.”

Forever Manchester's Community Builder Vikki Snowden said “Bereavement 4 Kids is great example of what can be achieved with just with a little bit of encouragement and support”.

Notes:
Forever Manchester is the only charity that raises money to fund and support community activity across Greater Manchester.
If you live or work in Greater Manchester, Forever Manchester will have funded a community group or local project within a mile of where your home or place of work.

 

Forever Manchester Update - July 2019

Forever Manchester Update - July 2019

July 5, 2019

In this Update:

We’ll be shining a big spotlight on a few recent local Get Together's.

We have news of the latest funding opportunities local groups in communities across Greater Manchester.

Captain Manchester’s Magical Tombola Draw is always full of winners and we have details of the next draw and prizes including a trip to Malta.

Plus we'll be shouting out to lots of businesses and people who are Happy to Engage with Forever Manchester.

This Forever Manchester Update is presented by Terry Snowden & Jen Edmondson 

Forever Manchester Update - May 2019

Forever Manchester Update - May 2019

May 3, 2019

In this Update:

We’ll be shining a spotlight on The Manchester Shop.

We’ll be shouting out to lots of engaging peeps who are engaging with Forever Manchester.

Captain Manchester’s Magical Tombola Draw is always full of winners and we have details of the next draw and prizes.

We will be introducing lots of Community News because, let’s face it, if you put community in a corner, you’re completely missing the point!

We’ll be introducing your ears to a couple of new Forever Manchester radio ads!

We have news of ‘First Friday’ networking events and news of people ‘getting a giggle on’ at the Forever Funny comedy night recently while raising a few quid simply by having a laugh and raising a few smiles.

Forever Manchester UPDATE 033 - April 2019

Forever Manchester UPDATE 033 - April 2019

March 29, 2019

Welcome to the April 2019 edition of the Forever Manchester Update featuring all the latest news, information and everything currently relevant in the world of Forever Manchester!

This episode includes:
Some of the things you learn when preparing for a marathon.
Forever Manchester being the charity partner for the 'We Are Lager' festival.
We have news of the line-up for the forthcoming Forever Funny Comedy Fundraiser!
Plus we have a round-up of all the latest funding opportunities to support local projects & community groups.

This Forever Manchester update is presented by Terry Snowden MBE & Jen Edmondson

 

Forever Manchester UPDATE 032 - March 2019

Forever Manchester UPDATE 032 - March 2019

February 28, 2019

Welcome to the March 2019 edition of the Forever Manchester Update from where we present all the latest news, information and everything currently relevant in the wonderful world of Forever Manchester!

In this episode:
We wrap-up the Forever Manchester Birthday Party.
We ask you to make Every Step Count.
We have news of a new Forever Manchester Name Chain.
And we have news of an exciting new project to engage Young People.
Plus we extend a warm welcome to new members of the Forever Manchester family.

This Forever Manchester update is presented by Terry Snowden MBE & Jen Edmondson

Forever Manchester UPDATE 031 - February 2019

Forever Manchester UPDATE 031 - February 2019

February 1, 2019

Welcome to the February 2019 edition of the Forever Manchester Update from where we present all the latest news, information and everything currently relevant in the wonderful world of Forever Manchester!

This episode shines the spotlight on:
The build up to the Forever Manchester Birthday Party, the Auction and the Birthday Awards plus the much anticipated entertainment.
We are asking you to take on the Great Manchester 10K for Forever Manchester and we have news of a brand new fund and details of fabulous 'This is the Place' artwork!

This Forever Manchester update is presented by Terry Snowden MBE & Jen Edmondson

Forever Manchester UPDATE 030 - December 2018

Forever Manchester UPDATE 030 - December 2018

December 14, 2018

Welcome to the December edition of the Forever Manchester Update from where we present all the latest news, information and everything currently relevant in the wonderful world of Forever Manchester!

This episode shines the spotlight on Trevor Johnson's pop up Hacienda art, Hubron's brilliant virtual walk and a review of the Forever Funny night.

We also have some news from Forever Manchester's fantastic Great Christmas Get Together's and we phone the winner of Captain Manchester's Magical Tombola Draw for December and pack them off to NEW YORK!

We also have all the latest funding opportunities for local groups and community projects across Greater Manchester including the Auto Trader Fund, the Bardsley Fund, the CDL Fund & the Auto Trader Fund! 

This Forever Manchester update is presented by Terry Snowden MBE & Jen Edmondson

Forever Manchester UPDATE 029 - November 2018

Forever Manchester UPDATE 029 - November 2018

November 9, 2018

Welcome to the November edition of the Forever Manchester Update from where we present all the latest news, information and everything currently relevant in the wonderful world of Forever Manchester!

This episode includes a round-up of Forever Manchester's recent October Cheerfest, great news for community groups wishing to organise a Christmas Get Together and a report from the Haloween Lockdown.

We also have news of the Forever Funny comedy night plus we phone the winner of Captain Manchester's Magical Tombola Draw for November and pack them off to Milan!

We also have our latst Birthday Party news as well as all the latest funding opportunities for local groups and community projects across Greater Manchester including the NOMA Fund, the Auto Trader Fund, Cash 4 Growth, the Brother UK Fund, the CDL Fund & Kellogg's Breakfast Club awards.

This Forever Manchester update is presented by Terry Snowden MBE & Jen Edmondson

Forever Manchester UPDATE 028 - October 2018

Forever Manchester UPDATE 028 - October 2018

October 12, 2018

Welcome to the October edition of the Forever Manchester Update from where we present all the latest news, information and everything currently relevant in the wonderful world of Forever Manchester!

This episode includes news of two forthcoming social events 'Spooktakular & Forever Funny' plus we phone the winner of Captain Manchester's Magical Tombola Draw for October and pack them off to Hamburg!

We also bring news of a Forever Manchester 'Name Chain' alongside all the latest funding opportunities for local groups and community projects across Greater Manchester including Cash 4 Growth, the Brother UK Fund, the CDL Fund & Kellogg's Breakfast Club awards.

This Forever Manchester update is presented by Terry Snowden MBE & Josh Dyson

Forever Manchester UPDATE 027 - September 2018

Forever Manchester UPDATE 027 - September 2018

September 14, 2018

Welcome to the September edition of the Forever Manchester update from where we bring all the latest news, information and everything relevant in the wonderful world of Forever Manchester!

This episode includes news of funding for schools through Kellegg's Breakfast Clubs. We have news of October CheerFest and asking you to get involved in a fundraising activity and we phone the winner of Captain Mancheste'rs Magical Tombola Draw and pack them off to Lisbon.

The Forever Manchester update is presented by Terry Snowden MBE & Jen Edmondson