Forever Manchester was delighted to support 212 Christmas Get Togethers over the festive season.

Thanks to generous donations from local businesses and individuals, we were able to provide £42,200 towards Christmas Get Togethers that brought together over 10,000 people in communities across Greater Manchester.

Forever Manchester believes that connected communities make stronger, happier communities so we were happy to support people who wish to celebrate where they live with a Christmas gathering.

The feedback from the Christmas Get Togethers was very heartwarming and we’re glad you all had a great time. Here are some of the highlights:

The Mustard Tree, who support people in poverty & facing homelessness, said: “Thank you to Forever Manchester for their £200 towards our Christmas Party…for those on our Freedom Project building futures away form homelessness and poverty for good. Helping to connect our people and communities and bring people together this season.”

Tameside Pulmonary Fibrosis Support Group posted on Facebook: ‘Thank you Forever Manchester for helping to fund the first Christmas get together of the Tameside Pulmonary Fibrosis Support Group. We really appreciated it. We had a great time.”