Great Manchester Runners, 2015

Big, big thanks to this year’s Great Manchester Run participants – Uzma Ali and Michelle Taylor – both of whom were raising money for Lifeshare. There is still time to sponsor them, if you would like to make a donation (see the links below).

Michelle even went so far as to run the whole 10km in fancy dress. As a lobster. Something tells me we have a new mascot…

Fundraising pages

Shabby Chic event, 26 November 2015

We are delighted to invite all our supporters to a free event to raise much needed funds for Lifeshare on Thursday 26 November 2015 from 4.30pm-8.00pm. This will be a great evening of food and entertainment to celebrate 30 years of Lifeshare’s charity work, in addition to being a great opportunity for all our volunteers and staff to network and socialise together.

The event will take place at the Charter Street Ragged School (142 Dantzic Street, Manchester, M4 4DN) and will feature:

We do hope you will be able to join us on the day.

Please feel free to download and share this promotional poster.

Our Research in the News

“The use of spice is horrendous, it’s the worst thing to have ever hit the homeless community.”

Research undertaken at Lifeshare is bringing the full impact of legal highs, such as spice, into public view. Staff worker Julie Boyle was interviewed for Quays News, where you can read some of the worrying findings in full.

2

Lifeshare on That’s Manchester

In another media appearance, Lifeshare’s Judy Vickers was interviewed for a piece on homelessness, broadcast on Manchester’s local TV station That’s Manchester. The city has garnered a lot of attention in recent months due to protests at the extent of homelessness in Manchester, and also a highly-publicized intervention by Gary Neville and Ryan Giggs to allow members of the protest group to stay in the Stock Exchange building until February.

Appearance in The Times

Following on from earlier exposure of Lifeshare’s research in Quays News, Lifeshare staff member Julie Boyle featured prominently in today’s edition of The Times, lending her expertise to a discussion on legal highs and their potentially deadly effects. This The full text (paywalled) is available from The Times’s website.