Salford Red Devils and Greater Manchester Mayor’s Charity partner to tackle homelessness in Greater Manchester

Salford Red Devils and Greater Manchester Mayor’s Charity partner to tackle homelessness in Greater Manchester

by | Jul 10, 2023

Salford Red Devils today announce a partnership with Greater Manchester Mayor’s Charity and will champion the brand new campaign, Circle Home – Greater Manchester’s biggest ever sponsored walk.

Further to our participation in Super League’s annual ‘Tackle the Tough Stuff’ campaign, Salford Red Devils today announce that we are dedicating our home game against Warrington Wolves – 12.45pm, 10th September – to tackling homelessness and championing the Greater Manchester Mayor’s Charity’s brand-new campaign, Circle Home.

Circle Home will take place across the weekend of 8th September to 11th September. Everyone in Greater Manchester is invited to complete one or more stages of the GM Ringway- Greater Manchester’s Walking Trail. This walking trail is divided into 20 stages, circling the whole of the city-region. Each start and finish point is accessible by public transport. The event is also partnered with GM Moving, the Business Growth Hub, and JCI Manchester.

With every mile covered, the pounds raised will change lives. Would-be walkers are encouraging to find out more and start fundraising by visiting the page here.

On Friday 8th September, one of the many walks over the weekend will begin at the Salford Stadium with further efforts showcasing just how to give back to our local community, hosting Greater Manchester Mayor’s Charity at the game, spreading awareness of the incredible work across Greater Manchester to end homelessness, and sharing details about how to get involved.

Paul King, Managing Director of Salford Red Devils said:  

“We are so proud to give our support to this campaign and to be working with the Greater Manchester Mayor’s Charity in spotlighting and tackling one of our region’s most urgent of social issues.

We are committed to being there for our community – just as our community are so often there for us – and we look forward to welcoming everyone to the Salford Stadium in September.”

There’s lots of ways people can get involved in Circle Home weekender, whether a business taking your team or clients out to explore what Greater Manchester has to offer, or spending time with family and friends in the great outdoors.

Circle Home is aimed at getting people out enjoying Greater Manchester’s stunning natural spaces, all while raising money for a good cause.

Andy Burnham, Mayor of Greater Manchester Mayor’s Charity said:

“I am always inspired by the community of Greater Manchester coming out in droves to support Greater Manchester Mayor’s Charity in their mission to end rough sleeping and homelessness across our city-region. What we’re doing is working. But we cannot stop now. 

Circle Home offers everyone in Greater Manchester the opportunity to reap the benefits of exploring the great outdoors whilst raising money for an important cause. It’s great to launch this event in partnership with Salford Red Devils, a community club doing their bit for the community. Their support means a lot to the charity.”

Dr Fran Darlington-Pollock, Head of Strategic Development at Greater Manchester Mayor’s Charity said:

“People connect with sport. We are delighted that we can work with community owned Salford Red Devils to champion efforts to tackle homelessness across Greater Manchester, spreading awareness at one of their home games and launching our exciting active campaign, Circle Home.

Circle Home brings together so many organisations across Greater Manchester, and connects with the people and place of our city-region in such a powerful way. We’re excited to bring the people of Greater Manchester an event to return to year-on-year, raising funds to end homelessness while connecting with the wonderful place that we call home.”

Tickets for the game can be purchased by clicking here.

This article has been edited to reflect a newly announced kick-off time of 12.45pm, 10th September.

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