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Celebrate 25 years of the Booth Centre by holding a quiz

21st May 2020, 2:37 pm

We are celebrating the Booth Centre’s 25th Birthday. Clearly, Coronavirus wasn’t the celebration that we had planned for, as we wanted to hold a big party on site for all our community and supporters.

However, we are hoping that our special community will join the celebrations by using this as a time to fundraise for us, even if we haven’t actually met face to face yet!

Something we’ve seen work brilliantly is holding a virtual quiz that colleagues can do from anywhere. To help you out, we have developed a Booth Centre at 25 quiz all ready to go. This is on film, so all you need to do is play and someone share their screen of course! Just ask for a £2.50 donation (or whatever people can afford) to take part, and you provide a prize. You can be as creative as you like with the prize, a bottle of something always goes down well. Or you could even offer an afternoon off, free coffee for a week or even a lunch on the company (once back in the office, of course!). Complete the registration form here  to let us know you want to fundraise, and to register for the quiz and we’ll be right back in touch. You will also find 25 other fundraising ideas here that you can do in your work place or at home in May or June.

 

Update on our service

I’m so proud to say that we have remained open for the entire duration of the lockdown.

  • We’ve operated from our garden supporting the small number of people that are still sleeping outside.
  • We offer hot drinks and a meal to take away as well as support with trying to access emergency accommodation.
  • We have significantly increased our daily texting service, sharing updates and checking in with approximately 350 people a day.
  • We are also delivering weekly welfare phone calls (to approx. 250 people) ensure that everyone has the right guidance, some social contact and someone to talk to.
  • We are partnered with an emergency hostel in South Manchester, providing 3 meals a day, 7 days a week as well as resettlement advice for the 47 people staying there

Virtual arts programme

  • Our remote arts programme is going very well with nearly 400 packs being sent out every week and with remote participation facilitated through the ‘Connecting through Activities’ Facebook live sessions.
  • We are aiming to replicate the social inclusion, confidence building and interaction benefits that we see through people engaging with the Booth Centre face to face, by offering activities remotely. This is so people can remain occupied and retain a sense of purpose; something that is vital for mental health and well being, social connection and self- esteem.

I can’t deny that this has been a very challenging time for us all at the Booth Centre. However, our team are as committed as ever to maintain a good level of support for our community that is in line with government guidelines, for as long as possible. I am so proud of all my colleagues who never fail to amaze me with their agility, flexibility and creativeness. 

I hope that you will consider holding a quiz for Booth Centre at work, as our work never stops and we need the kindness and support of companies like yours even more than ever.

I hope that you will consider holding a quiz for Booth Centre at work, as our work never stops and we need the kindness and support of companies like yours even more than ever.

The warmest of wishes to to you, your colleagues, families and loved ones as well

Miriam

 

Miriam Goodall

Development Manager

The Booth Centre

Edward Holt House, Pimblett Street, Manchester M3 1FU

T: 0161 835 2499

M: 07521 259 496

E: miriam@boothcentre.org.uk

W: www.boothcentre.org.uk

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