(The Chatterbox Project Staff)
Our kind-hearted staff have raised just over £2,000 to help young people and adults struggling with mental health issues in Manchester.
Every year, our employees choose a charity that they want to support, raising money through dress down days, cake sales and other fun activities.
In 2016 we partnered with Manchester Mind and have now donated a fantastic £2,066.02.
It costs Manchester Mind £1.2m a year to run their local support services, so we've helped the charity continue its life-saving work.
Joanna Huddart at Manchester Mind said: "Huge thanks to all the staff for their epic charity efforts over the past 15 months. We receive no core funding from Mind, so Northwards has enabled us to keep our services free and accessible to all. Thanks for making a lasting difference to Manchester Mind - it means so much to us all."
Thanks for your nominations - we've chosen our charity for 2017/18!
It's the Chatterbox Project in Charlestown - a charity which helps to support the whole community. Their motto is 'by the community, for the community'.
From their base on Booth Hall Road, the charity offers after-school and toddler groups, a popular foodbank, adult eduction courses, a women's group, support with addiction and English language classes - there really is something for everyone.
You can visit their website here.
What we'll do to help
We've met the team at Chatterbox and they're delighted we're supporting them. They said: "After building up this project from nothing to the respected and thriving charity it is today, we are thrilled to have the recognition of Northwards, and are incredibly grateful for their support.
"We look forward to working together over the next year to help make this community a place people want to live."
The funds are much-needed, and they've asked if we can do collections for their foodbank, as well as NICE days at the centre and our usual dress down days.
If you have any fundraising ideas, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org and let us know!
Likewise, if there's a service you'd like to see Chatterbox offer, please get in touch with them directly on 0161 795 6162.