We are delighted to continue our support of two chosen registered charities, Genie Networks and 318 Air Cadets Squadron Sale, once again in 2017.
As a not-for-profit business club, we regularly donate money to our designated charities and during 2016, as well as providing support and promotion, we were pleased to donate £750 to each.
Each charity is given the opportunity during the meeting to deliver a presentation, on a rotational basis with other members, setting out the work undertaken by the charity. This is in addition to a weekly outline which may include reinforcing the purpose of the charity, how we can support special events, raise money, and how we can help to promote the charity to those who may be able to benefit from the charity work.
Based in Stretford, Greater Manchester, Genie Networks provides support for deaf people and their families. Established by Claire Johnson in 2005, the charity has gone from strength to strength with a dedicated team, all with experience and backgrounds linked with deafness, who are passionate about the work they do.
Did you know approximately 9 million people in the UK have a hearing loss?
The use of events and activities in safe and fun environments enable families to play and learn together encouraging communication and education for children of all ages. There are multiple events throughout the year for children to attend and interact.
Did you know 90% of all deaf children are born to hearing parents?
Genie Training Academy
It is estimated that 1 in 6 people in the UK have been diagnosed with hearing loss and therefore awareness of communication tactics such as lip reading, English modification and sign language are invaluable skills. Friendly, experienced teachers provide high quality courses which cover a variety of communication and awareness methods. The price is kept at the lowest possible.
Did you know approximately 50,000 people in the UK use sign language as their first language?
To find out more please visit Genie training academy http://www.genietrainingacademy.org.uk/
There are lots of ways to support Genie:
- Fundraise for / with
- Help at events
- Name Genie as your Work’s Charity
- Support the work in the Family Centre
- Become a student mentor
Contact: Claire Johnson
Working with deaf people and their families.
318 Air Cadets Squadron Sale
Based in Sale, Greater Manchester, 318 Air Cadets are a registered charity for youngsters who would like to join the RAF or have an interest in aviation and adventure training.
The squadron is passionate about providing the experience and opportunities to shape young people into the perfect candidate for their desired careers.
The cadets wear a uniform which they are expected to regularly maintain to a high standard. It is regularly inspected to help grow responsibility and discipline.
The cadets parade every Tuesday and Thursday at 7:15 and finish at 9:30. The cadets are also involved in additional events and charity fund raising with a variety of activities in the local area.
‘Watching the members grow into confident capable experienced individuals ready to face the challenges of the years ahead is one of the rewarding aspects of being involved with the Squadron’ said the current Chairman of 318 Air Cadets Squadron Sale Civilian Committee, Mike Stoddart.
With the ethos on team building as well as supporting the individual, the cadets are given the privilege to be able to partake in a wealth of opportunities such as;
- Formal Drills and Parades
- Ground Defence Training
- Inter Squadron Competitions
- Inter Wing Competitions
- Cadet Qualifications
- Educational Qualifications
There is also an opportunity for overseas visits, previous countries visited include America, Cyprus, Holland, Belgium and Poland.
For more information regarding 318 Air Cadets Squadron Sale, please see here http://www.318sale.com/
318 (Sale) Sqn ATC
33 Woodville Drive
Contact: Mike Stoddart
Are you up for fun, adventure, incredible experiences and making new friends? Are you looking for something to give you the edge in life? Then 318 (Sale) Squadron is the place for you!