Please see details below for  job and training opportunities, local events and funding.



Festive Sing-a-long

Manchester University Music Society invites you to join them for a free and very relaxed event full of carols and festive participation, with an informal atmosphere unlike a traditional concert. A relaxed performance is designed to be less formal than other events and is intended to be welcoming to people who may not feel comfortable in a performance venue.

Anyone can attend this event. It is especially open to visitors with autism spectrum conditions, anyone with a learning disability or a sensory and communication disorder, people living with dementia, families with small children. Friends, families and carers are also welcome.

Friday 15th December at 1.10pm at the Martin Harris Centre for Music and Drama, The University of Manchester, Bridgeford Street, off oxford Road, Manchester M13 9PL

The event is FREE for everyone but booking is essential. Group bookings are welcome.

Phone 0161 275 8951 or email


Cancer Champions Funding

In January 2018, Can you help us recruit Cancer Champions?  Grants of £250 and £500 are available to help run an event or meeting. We are inviting groups to apply for funding to put on an event, or extend a current meeting/event, that recruits new GM Cancer Champions. This can be aimed at your business, team or network – as long as individuals are residents of or workers in Greater Manchester.


Find out more and download a registration form at:

email: or phone: 0161 787 7795

Apply by: Sun 26th Nov 2017


Fallowfield Christmas Lights Switch On

Join the Friends of Fallowfield for the 2017 Christmas Lights Switch on at the Place, Fallowfield Library on Friday 1stDecember. Father Christmas will be there from 5pm with the lights switch on at 6.30pm. There will be Christmas crafts for the children, Fallowfield Community Choir will be performing and there will be mince pies and mulled wine!


Wellbeing Advisor in Alexandra Park

Our Wellbeing Advisor Service is here to help you to live a healthier, happier life. A Wellbeing Advisor offers one to one support to help you find ways of leading a healthier lifestyle and look into areas where you are tempted into unhealthy habits.  Anyone over the age of 18 living within Manchester (City Council boundaries) or registered with a Manchester GP can access the service. You can self refer by contacting buzz on 0161 248 1765 or online through

There are also drop in sessions throughout the city where you can go and meet a Wellbeing Advisor. One of our Advisors, Sadie, will be at the Lodge in Alexandra Park, every Friday from 11am – 2pm. You can contact her on 07890533374.


Winter doesn’t mean you have to stop riding your bike, but understandably people can be a bit more nervous about it. Join TFGM’s led winter rides to help you gain confidence in winter riding.

Starting in Castlefield on Saturday 18 November, we’ll be hosting a four-week series of led rides along a different circular route each week for anyone over the age of 16.

The Wharf pub (canal side) – 18 November

Mersey Valley Way
Parrs Wood High School (small car park at the rear), 25 November

Roe Green Loop
Beesley Green Community Centre, 2 December

Ashton Canal
National Cycle Centre, 9 Decemberover 16 years old

From canals to the Mersey Valley, there are sure to be some beautiful winter scenes along the way. And what better excuse than the nip of Jack Frost in the air to indulge in a hot chocolate along the way?

So don’t let the chill catch you up. Book your spot now.


Brook Court MacMillan Event

The residents and staff at Brook Court in Chorlton invite you to join them at their fundraising event for MacMillan. On Tuesday 21st November from 11am – 3pm there will be cakes, sandwiches, raffles and even a quiz, all to raise money for MacMillan. Brook Court, 4 Crossland Road, Chorlton M21 9DG


Meet Your MP Coffee Morning

Meet your local MP Afzal Khan at this coffee morning on Saturday 18th November at Manley Park Methodist Church, 82 Cromwell Avenue, Whalley Range M16 0BG.


Kind Regards,

place now* on one of our group rides over the coming weeks and earn a seasonal indulgence or two


Laura Cassidy

Neighbourhood Health Worker (Chorlton, Whalley Range and Fallowfield)
buzz Health and Wellbeing Service
Greater Manchester Mental Health NHS Foundation trust
Fallowfield Library
First Floor, Platt Lane
M14 7FB

T: 0161 220 6094
M: 07957 102 465
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 See the flyers/information from the news above here:

Cancer Champions Flyer 2017

Brook Court Macmillan event

BME NETWORK NOV newsletter