Forever Manchester’s annual Summer Social raised £2,210 at Grand Pacific on Friday 7th August.

The night was well attended by a great mixture of Forever Manchester staff, Ambassadors, Community Ambassadors and supporters who all created a great atmosphere.


Laughter was in the air, which we think came thanks to the delicious gin from Martin Miller’s Gin. Huge thank you goes to Ambassador Dave Marsland (Drinks Enthusiast) and Martin Miller’s Gin for enabling all of our attendees to try a gin and tonic with the world’s first premium gin for free on arrival.

Our raffle on the evening went down a storm, with attendees all hoping to bag one of the top prizes. There wasn’t a bad prize on offer, and for that we’d like to thank The Place Aparthotel, All Star Lanes, Grand Pacific, Manchester with Love and Martin Miller’s Gin. Thanks to these guys, the money made on the evening was much higher, as most of the people there on the evening bought tickets to be in with a chance of winning.

Liam McClair performed on the evening, playing covers of Manchester classics such as The Smiths – This Charming Man and James – Sit Down. His music really added to the atmosphere perfectly and if you attended on the night and enjoyed his music, keep in the loop with his news on Twitter.

The venue, Grand Pacific worked really well for the event, and with the Manchester summer being good to us, most people’s night was spent outside on their terrace. Canapes from Grand Pacific’s big sister, Australasia’s kitchen were enjoyed by all. Thank you goes to Grand Pacific, who allowed us to exclusively have the venue 4-7pm for free.

If you attended on the night, we hope you had a great night. Judging by the tweets we received, it seems everybody did…

Thanks again to all of you who attended. The money raised can go towards helping local people doing extraordinary things together across the ten boroughts of Manchester.

To take a look at the photos from the night, head to our Facebook page.