Step Up for MCR by taking the #Steps4StepUp Challenge this May!
Step Up MCR is the place-based giving charity for Ancoats & Beswick and Clayton & Openshaw.
We bring people together within the community to make the most of our combined resources, energy, and skills for the benefit of local people.
Investing in the unlimited human potential in our communities!
We connect people and support giving to grow community-led projects that make people feel happier and healthier in their neighbourhoods.
All of the projects we're supporting boost community health and wellbeing, each starting with a BIG DREAM and coming to life through people power!
Just some of the Step Up projects include:
- Max Trax- a campaign to build a brand new cycle track for the whole community in Delamere Park, Openshaw. This project is a labour of love in memory of resident Kerrie's little boy, Max, who loved to ride his bike in the park and anything that went fast!
- The Beacon Centre- the community has come together to takeover the disused Barrington Community Centre in Clayton, creating The Beacon Centre- a community health and wellbeing hub for all!
- Keep Youth Work Alive- a youth coaching and mentoring project inspiring young people in Beswick. John is passionate about giving young people opportunities to get active, learn new skills, and develop ambitions for themselves.
Help us to grow even more big ideas into community projects!
Anybody can give back to grow their community- whether it’s time, funding, resources, space or expertise.
Can you Step Up for MCR?
#Steps4StepUp is launching this May for National Walking Month!
Walking is good for our minds, our bodies and our neighbourhoods and has been a lifeline during the past year, helping people stay active and connected.
As well as the personal benefits we’ve experienced, lockdown has highlighted the improvements that can be made to congestion and air quality when we drive less.
By walking the roadmap out of the pandemic, rather than driving it, we can emerge healthier and happier.
Walk Your Way!
Set your own personal targets and goals! You can do it solo or get together with friends, family, or colleagues to make it a team challenge.
Some ideas include:
- Going car-free for a month by walking the school run or to work
- Organising a walk of your local area with family, friends or neighbours
- Exploring the great outdoors by arranging a countryside ramble
- Committing 10,000 steps each day
Looking for more of a challenge? Maybe you could:
- Walk 50 miles in a weekend
- Walk 1 million steps in May
- Take on the Three Peaks or another difficult hike
For details on how to sign up and for more information on the projects you’re supporting in your neighbourhood, visit www.stepupmcr.org
Check out updates and share your progress with us!
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