Rob Robinson from the Co-op bobbed in on Friday 18th January with a bag of goodies and some vouchers as the Wilbraham Rd Store closes for refurbishment, re opening on 25th February. Currently CGN is one of 3 local charities being supported by the Co op and they hope to be with us at one ofContinue reading Support from the Co-op
Many thanks to Mark Dale from Chorlton’s Wednesday Night Pool League, run out of Riley’s in Chorlton, who came in to give us a £133 donation raised from a knockout team event. They are keen to support more local causes and so that donation will help fund our New Year’s lunch for 60 older peopleContinue reading Donation from Riley’s
Although the charity gratefully acknowledges the support from the council through an Our Manchester VCS grant , this does mean that we have to continue fundraising throughout the year to make up any shortfall so that all our services and activities can continue. CGN runs regular raffles at Sunday teas and some Thursday coffee mornings,Continue reading Fundraising raffle
Some of us from Good Neighbours went to the Benito Lounge opening night in Chorlton on Wednesday. Benito’s have chosen us as the local charity to support so £1 from each burger sold and 50p from each coffee for the first month will go to Good Neighbours. We did check them out first because weContinue reading Good Neighbours at the Benito Lounge
Staff from the Chorlton Morrisons store visited CGN at the coffee morning yesterday (29-03-18) bringing lots of cakes with them including a big one donated as a raffle prize. Also all the 60 older people received an Easter egg from Morrisons as a surprise gift….many thanks to them for their generosity. Volunteer Arthur also heldContinue reading Coffee Morning Surprise – free cakes and Easter Eggs!
Some up and coming events – mainly at the Thursday coffee mornings 1. Thursday 25th January : 10.30am the children from Chorlton park primary are coming to sing a couple of songs from their xmas performance of Scrooge, where they also raised £269 for CGN Our nurse Eileen Kendrick will also be here atContinue reading More events in Jan & Feb
This Wednesday (19-04-17), the Co-op held an event at the Hardy Lane store to celebrate the money raised for 3 local charities including Good Neighbours over the last 6 months. Here are some photos from the event. Helen, Angela and Bob (with his grandchildren) were there to cut the cake and talk to the staffContinue reading Co-op celebrates the funds raised by its members for Local Causes
Helen Hibbert, the Good Neighbours coordinator was awarded an MBE earlier this year. Today (9th Oct 2015) she went to Buckingham Palace in glorious sunshine to receive her medal. We all congratulated her warmly at the recent Annual General Meeting of CGN and we do so again today. Well done Helen, you deserve this recognitionContinue reading Helen’ MBE presented to her at Buckingham Palace
In the lead up to Christmas 2014, the Melodics singing group led a singalong of carols and Christmas songs at a Good Neighbours coffee morning. At the same event, we said farewell to Margaret Banks, our Art tutor and in addition, Justine Entezari one of our volunteers who works for NJL consulting, a Manchester based designContinue reading Melodics Christmas Singalong
Thorntons Chocolates at Coffee Morning Thorntons chocolates came to coffee morning on Thursday March 27th and loads of chocolates were eaten as well as bought. Marion Clarke definitely could not resist temptation! We were donated a huge chocolate bunny which we will raffle over the next couple of weeks to raise money for the Group.
At the coffee morning on Sep 28th 2013, Chorlton Good Neighbours presented a £414.10 cheque to Lucy Heald from the St Francis House Children’s Hospice, Didsbury. This money had been raised by CGN members. Lucy Heald receiving the cheque Lucy with Nancy Drumm, one of our oldest members and Arthur Brandreth The Art class at workContinue reading St Francis House Children’s Hospice receive cheque
CGN and the Chorlton Open Gardens Event held on Sunday June 23rd 2013 Despite the poor weather 184 people visited the CGN garden and 482 people visited the Ivygreen Garden which was using the event to fund raise for CGN. Comments about the gardens were overwhelmingly positive and appreciative. At the CGN garden behind Wilbraham St NiniansContinue reading Chorlton Open Gardens event and CGN
A group of CGN members were invited to go to the penthouse suite on the 47th floor of Beetham Tower, Manchester’s tallest building. On 20th February 9 budding photographers made the trip into town and up to the top of the Beetham Tower. Luckily it was a bright day, with no wind or rain whichContinue reading Beetham Tower Photoshoot – not for the faint hearted
Even at our first attempt the Chorlton Good Neighbours garden was productive. Here Carolyn is arranging potatoes and collecting Kale and other goods for sale at one of the Thursday Coffee Mornings.
Happy New Year to all our supporters. We are having a New Year’s lunch on Tuesday 8th January, midday for some of our older members who have spent the majority of Christmas on their own. A couple of requests to help us out: Has anybody got any Christmas crackers (unused!) that they can spare forContinue reading Happy New Year