News

Mike Joyce and Clint Boon live at the club

We are pleased to announce a live event with Mike Joyce and Clint boon on Friday 15th June

“An evening of Music stories and top trumps” is a special in-conversation fundraising event, following on from events featuring Peter Hook, Tim Burgess & Mark Collins and Mike Joyce and Paul Lake.

Tickets for this exclusive event are on sale via this link: http://www.eventim.co.uk/clintandmike

Lake district challenge for Sport Relief

We were thrilled to contribute to this year’s Sport Relief. We took part in a challenge with BBC North West tonight, where 3 charities funded by Comic Relief climbed Skafell Pike in The Lake district. Dennis Lewtas one of our senior volunteer team, took part and is pictured during the climb.

Dennis and Archie Swift were also on BBC 5Live yesterday morning interviewed by Adrian Childs. If you would like to make a donation please go to https://www.sportrelief.com/

Girls club drama for #westandtogether

Over the last 3 weeks the girls club having been working with Ordsall Community Arts and drama worker Steph Green to create a short piece to highlight Hate Crime. The first performance took place in the senior games room at the club with an audience of friends and families #westandtogether 

crowdfunding campaign with comic relief

 

During November we have been taking part in a pilot crowdfunding project with Comic Relief. The aim is to try out new forms of fundraising. Along with 15 other organisations supported by the Comic Relief Core Strength programme we have put together a campaign based around our amazing volunteer team. The campaign runs until 29th November.

http://www.crowdfunder.co.uk/iconic-volunteer-club-needs-a-new-sports-leader/?  

Inspired in Salford

80 students from Salford were in the club today as part of the Salford Foundation NCS programme. “Making good Citizens” is what we are all about, so its good to have a new group of 16 and 17 year olds from across Salford sharing in positive activities. They are taking part in a week long programme which includes a residential and workshops and visits, today it was about fitness and a motivational talk about choosing the right path. Tomorrow its the turn of 80 students from Trafford.

“Albert Finney was never a member” exhibition for Heritage Weekend

We are open Saturday 9th and Sunday 10th September from 11am- 3pm for the Heritage Open Days. Our event features the special exhibition  “Albert Finney was never a member” in the form of 21 blue plaques installed in different rooms around the building, to mark people’s visits or links with the club; like Graham Nash and Alan Clarke performing in a minstrel troupe here in 1956, Wayne Rooney and Frank Sidebottom together in the gym in 2014, or the most current one Maxine Peake in the kitchen wearing a pair of marigolds!