I AM ME WITH THE HELP OF YOU
The Friendship Circle is a community within a community for children and adults with physical and learning disabilities in Manchester.
We run an exciting and varied calendar of fully integrated, social, and recreational programmes, helping our members gain confidence, acquire new skills and build social connections.
Our programmes enable our participants to forge lasting friendships and, together with our vast network of volunteers, we inspire a culture of understanding and acceptance, working to educate and transform the landscape of attitudes towards people with disabilities in our society.
During the Covid pandemic, our members have suffered disproportionately, facing severe social isolation and mental health issues. Many are physically separated from their families, others are completely alone in the world. The impact on their mental health has been devastating and we have become their one and only lifeline. An underfunded social care system and tightening of benefits eligibility means they are dependent on us.
WHY WE NEED YOUR HELP
As we have been unable to hold any fundraising events since the pandemic began, we are facing a huge deficit and this is our ONE major opportunity to fundraise.
We are asking the entire community to dig deep and give whatever you can to help secure the future of our very special charity.
All donations will be doubled!
THANK YOU SO MUCH