Who are we?
The social enterprise project, Talking About My Generation news platform, is led by a team of volunteer community reporters from across Greater Manchester who are all aged 60 and over and are determined to change the record on ageing. We report on positive stories that challenge age-related stereotypes and instead show us for what we are: boxers, bakers, freedom-fighters, fundraisers, campaigners, creators, activists and artists - and above all, rockstars!
Since the pandemic hit we have moved our newsroom online. Our team meet virtually every month and we have published two podcasts, one printed magazine and more than one hundred stories, blogs and poems during the pandemic to give older people a voice and a sense of community at a time when both our reporters and readers haven't been able to see friends and family. Thousands of people have joined our community by reading the mag, visiting the site or listening to our podcasts.
What are we going to do with the money?
By contributing to our Crowdfund you will directly support us as a news team to continue publishing stories to give older people a voice and a celebrated place in the media.
You will do this by helping us to make improvements to our website; building its capacity to host more of our stories and help us cover our podcast and book club costs for 12 months - as well as covering the costs of growing our team of reporters. Read how it all started here.
More information on our top rewards:
Our £18 reward for TAMG Rockstars is a very special reward indeed! This is an exclusive artwork featuring the Manc and proud poem, "Manchester", penned by our Bolton reporter, 63-year-old Carole Ogden and designed by our Tameside reporter, 66-year-old Bob Alston (frame not included).
Our £25 TAMG Group Member reward includes a mug featuring the “Manchester” poem and a one-year TAMG subscription: this includes our printed quarterly magazine - delivered to your door - and exclusive local foodie deals and email updates. Buy this for yourself or gift this one-year subscription to a loved one!
For £40, you're a TAMG Legend!
You'll receive both the exclusive “Manchester” poem artwork, mug and a one-year membership: combining the rewards of the TAMG Rockstar and TAMG Group Member. Gift these to a loved one or keep them for yourself!
A fiver will make you a TAMG fan and will get you a raffle ticket to win an exclusive signed copy of the book "Lockdown 2020: an Artist's Perspective", created by Elton Darlo, 72 from Manchester. Elton's work has featured as a Talking About My Generation news story, and we're very proud to give his work a platform.
This project offers rewards in return for your donation.