Sprinkling positive stories across Greater Manchester

COMMUNITIES across Greater Manchester have been working hard to support one another through challenging months dealing with the COVID-19 pandemic.

Spirit of GM launched back in April this year with the aim to share positive stories from residents, communities, and businesses across the city-region to help promote positivity. And now the campaign is back for December when we are again asking the people of Greater Manchester to share their stories to help one another reach the end of 2020 with a smile.

Amongst these positive stories are many of our firefighters who have been raising important funds to support charities during these challenging times.

In September a group of firefighters from Gorton Community Fire Station took part in the famous Fan Dance Challenge (opens in new tab) to boost funds for a new youth club, HideOut Youth Zone, in East Manchester. 

Firefighters from Littleborough Community Fire Station began a year-long fundraising event (opens in new tab) at the end of November to raise important funds for three charities: The Fire Fighters Charity, Operation Florian and BBC Children In Need.

In addition, Bolton firefighter Stacey Jeffries has been fundraising for NHS charities throughout the year and has raised over a phenomenal £102,500.

And now we want to hear from you! So, if you have any stories to help warm up Greater Manchester as the nights draw in please share them on Twitter using the hashtag #SpiritofGM and tag in the Mayor of Greater Manchester’s Twitter account @MayorofGM.

01/12/2020 14:48 PM