Talking About My Generation: The Show Must Go on!

by Talking About My Generation in Manchester, England, United Kingdom

We did it
On 11th November 2020 we successfully raised £2,502 with 41 supporters in 14 days

Help us to continue publishing stories to give older people a voice and a celebrated place in the media

by Talking About My Generation in Manchester, England, United Kingdom

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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.

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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).

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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!

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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!

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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.

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Rewards

This project offers rewards in return for your donation.

£5 or more

£5: You're a TAMG fan!

For a fiver, you will receive a raffle ticket to win an exclusive signed copy of Manchester artist 72-year-old Elton Darlo's book: "Lockdown 2020: an Artist's Perspective" - featuring sketches of lockdown from across Greater 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.

£18 or more

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£18: You're a TAMG Rockstar!

This is a very special reward! You will receive a personalised record artwork featuring the poem - “Manchester” - written by our Bolton reporter, Carole Ogden and designed by our Tameside reporter, Bob Alston. A great gift for yourself or a fellow proud Manc! Dimensions 23cm x 23cm and printed on high quality 200gsm satin-finish paper. Delivered in a sturdy cardboard tube or box (frame not included).

£25 or more

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£25: You're a TAMG Group Member!

Buy or gift this one-year TAMG membership! Membership includes an exclusive mug featuring the “Manchester” poem and a one-year TAMG subscription of our printed quarterly magazine - delivered to your door - plus exclusive local foodie deals and email updates. Buy this for yourself, gift this one-year membership to a loved one or we can donate the magazines to an older person who is digitally excluded in Greater Manchester.

£40 or more

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£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. Buy this for yourself, gift this one-year membership to a loved one or we can donate it to an older person who is digitally excluded in Greater Manchester.

£100 or more

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£100 You're a Book Club Sponsor!

Our monthly virtual book club was launched during the pandemic to provide a sense of connection and purpose to people feeling at a loss, living alone or who have caring responsibilities which leaves them little time for themselves. Sponsoring the book club will fund 10 books to give to our members and in return you will get a digital sponsor logo.

£160 or more

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£160: You're a TAMG Supergroup!

Organisations who share our positive ageing values can get an exclusive Crowdfund discount of our social media promotion: we will publish four social media posts promoting your organisation to our 3500 combined followers on Facebook and Twitter. You will also receive 30 copies of each quarterly magazine for 12 months that you can distribute to your customers or clients or choose to gift to older people in Greater Manchester.

£400 or more

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£400: You're a TAMG Podcast Co-Star!

Get an exclusive Crowdfund discount to sponsor a future podcast episode on a topic that changes the record on ageing and raises awareness of your organisation. Check out our previous podcasts here: www.talkingaboutmygeneration.co.uk/category/podcasts/

£1,200 or more

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£1200: You're a TAMG Partner!

Become our media partner for the year and we will display your organisation's logo on the footer of our site, and publish 12 stories about your organisation throughout the year. All stories and partnerships are signed off by our community reporters; so you must share our values of positive ageing and challenging ageing sterotypes.

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