Manchester Walking Home For Christmas
Walking With The Wounded's Manchester hub steps out
On 5th December Walking With The Wounded’s Manchester team held their annual Walking Home For Christmas event - walking from the cenotaph in the city centre back to their Manchester Hub on Canada Street.
torrential rain and major traffic congestion, the team were joined by around 50
committed supporters from the business and local community. Companies including
Lyndon Scaffolding, Yes! Manchester, BTP Architects and Southway Housing got
their staff involved and treated the evening as a Christmas get-together,
combining the event with a few “after-work” drinks to strengthen staff
cohesiveness through their busy December periods.
For those not wanting the usual festive delights, coffee, tea and biscuits were available courtesy of Asda. It really was a show of local solidarity with companies from varied industries getting behind the campaign, from CFI Labels who created the signs for the route to BNY Mellon whose staff volunteered knowing that their donated time would result in a donation from their company.
Whilst at Canada Street, the spirit of Christmas was personified through the Rochdale Borough Council Choir who sang loud and proud throughout the whole evening.
The Lord Mayor of Manchester, as well as the Lord Lieutenant of Greater Manchester were on hand to say a few words, and to thank all guests for their support of the ex-servicemen and women that Walking Home For Christmas benefits. It really was a fantastic evening, reflected in the amount raised; currently the total of which stands at nearly £1,000 but is forecast to reach £3,000 once all sponsorship is collected over the forthcoming weeks.