We are thrilled to announce How to be a Rock Star – “An Evening with Shaun Ryder”. Music legend Shaun Ryder will be our special guest for a fundraising in-conversation event with journalist, musician and presenter John Robb on Sunday, 17 October 2021
It will be a perfect fit to have John on stage posing all the questions to Shaun at this exclusive in-conversation event, which will be an opportunity to get a flavour of Shaun’s new book, How to Be a Rock Star. John and Shaun know each other well, so the audience will be treated to the “real inside story” of Shaun’s extraordinary life.
For the second part of the evening, there will be a Q&A, where John will be reading out selected questions submitted by members of the audience to ask Shaun.
Doors will open at 5 pm. The event starts at 6.30 pm and will finish at approximately 9.00 pm, including an interval. The bar will open from 5 pm until 9.30 pm.
This event is an opportunity for the audience to look at the Wall of Names and The Smiths Room, our Salford Lads Clubmerchandise ~ including the latest ‘North’ t-shirt designs ~ will be on sale throughout the evening.
All profits from the night will be going to our young people’s activities and events.
The first view visitors have of the club is of the bright green dome, or cupola, visible from Regent Road. The view from the top is spectacular with almost uninterrupted views across the city. The structure of the cupola housed the original ventilation system for the building and along with the chimney stacks and ornate terracotta blocks are all part of the original design of the building from 1903. The view from the top early this morning shows the rapidly changing skyline of Manchester and Salford with Media City visible as well as the tower of St Ignatius Church. Looking towards Manchester is the new set of tower blocks known as Deansgate Square with Beetham Tower just visible on the left.
We are currently making significant improvements to benefit the health of everybody who use the club; thanks to a @SalfordCVS @SalfordCCG, Covid-19 Recovery grant. This funding is enabling us to reopen original window frames which were sealed many years ago, Craftsmen from Midoaks Construction are undertaking the work on our listed building; it will improve the flow of natural ventilation in the games rooms, concert hall, boxing gyms and billiards room.
We are looking forward to 2021, when we can continue “To Brighten Young lives & Make Good Citizens” All our indoor activities were halted in March by the pandemic, but our football coaches and staff have continued to offer young people a brighter future.
Like many small charities the past year has impacted on our ability to raise funds, and we have lost over £60,000 of our income. A great deal of this is because we have had to close our doors to visitors. We want this ”mask me” fundraiser to raise awareness of charities like ours who so far have been unable to access national emergency funds. We generate 30% of our income from sales of T shirts and over the past 15 years we have accumulated trial samples of the shirts. Working with Holly Ramsay of Salford arts business www.theneighbourhoodthreat.co.uk from Islington Mill we have created a set of 30 unique masks from these samples.
If you would like to support us, please make a bid for 1 of these 30 masks to firstname.lastname@example.org stating the number of the mask and the amount you would like to offer, for example mask nu. 25 or Any mask, the minimum donation we are asking for is £20 which will cover our costs, so any amount above this will raise funds for our future.
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The fundraiser will be open until 10.00 pmon the 9th December. We will then contact the people who have made the highest bid for each mask. The uniquely numbered mask will be posted out with a mask me postcard, designed by Amber McCormack (who also created the Morrissey bust.) These will be posted during the week of 14th December.
Last month Toni (left) and Natalie (right) climbed Mount Snowden to raise funds for the club in memory of Natalie’s dad, former club member Phil Cadogan who died recently. This was a really amazing effort that has raised £1,120 to date. Phil would be very proud and we add a big thank you from everyone at the club, well done.
Last saturday saw our 4 junior football teams all playing games. With no opportunity to to use our amazing gym since last March due to Covid restrictions our coaching team have done a great job in providing safe opportunities for young people to take part. We now have teams at under 10, under 12, under 13 and under 14 levels. More about the teams can be seen on twitter @SLandGCFC