A Sharp entry for Manchester’s newest charity

A Sharp entry for Manchester’s newest charity

Posted 01st Dec 2017 at 12:59 by ihtezaz anwar

The Young Manchester charity officially launched last night (30th November) in Manchester’s digital creative hub The Sharp Project.

The independent city-wide charity has been created to focus on the growth and development of youth and play services in Manchester, through fundraising and grants.


The event was hosted by TV and radio presenter Rob Mcloughlin OBE alongside 15 year old Remsha Asif, from Whalley Range High School. Following a welcome from Cllr. Eddy Newman, Lord Mayor of ManchesterYoung Manchester’s Chairman Nigel Wilson introduced the charity to business leaders, dignitaries and young people from across the City of Manchester.

During the evening, Young Manchester trustees were interviewed on stage and discussed their involvement and up and coming plans for the charity, whilst two of Manchester’s most prominent business leaders Fred Done and Sue Woodward OBE shared their reasoning for investing and developing young talent in their businesses. AlsoStephen White, Group Marketing Director of JD Sports Fashion PLC shared his take on the charity’s strapline #BecauseWeAre and plans for a future collaboration campaign.

In addition, Saeed Atcha, Trustee of national charity Step Up To Serve, spoke about the recent partnership announcement made with Young Manchester, where £2 million match funded from #iwill Fund and Manchester City Council, will help more than 10,000 children and young people volunteer, fundraise or campaign for their local community in Manchester over the next two years.

Young people of Manchester made their mark on the event through a poem written and delivered by Isaiah Hull, and music by Kemoy Walker.

Nigel Wilson, Chairman of Young Manchester said,’’ the evening was a great success and we are proud to have officially launched Young Manchester in a youth focused and creative space. I feel privileged to have been a part of an exciting event that celebrated youth and the work Young Manchester will be doing to give every child and young person in the City the chance to access high-quality, accessible and inclusive opportunities’’.

Stephen White, Group Marketing Director from JD Sports Fashion PLC added, ‘’ the event was a great platform to announce our future collaboration plans with the charity. We’re looking forward to working together to bring a focus on youth in Manchester’’.

For all information regarding the charity please contact The Young Manchester website will be designed and built by Dan and Jack Walsh from Studio Twwo and will be live in the New Year.

The Sharp Project
Thorp Road
M40 5BJ
United Kingdom