There are so many ways we can work together to break the silence on sexual abuse. Whether you’re on your journey from ‘victim to survivor’; you’re the partner, friend or family member of a male survivor; or your someone who just wants to support the vital work we carry out, you can play your part.
As a charity, Survivors Manchester has to continually source funding streams and generate income, whether that’s by applying for Government grants or grant givers, delivering services for the NHS, or through training and sponsorship.
But we always need more help and so if you feel you can help us fundraise then get in touch.
Funding helps us pay the rent on our support centre, where we offer trauma informed therapy, ISVA support and host our weekly drop in; rent rooms to run The Safe Room, our peer-led support groups; provide this website and email support service; buy quality literature and self-help materials that will assist every survivor in his recovery; go into the community and provide information and advice to other services, community groups and organisations that will ensure this subject is talked about and is no longer kept silent; and work together and support services already in the community to ensure every survivor gets the help and assistance when they want it.
We know we have a large mountain to climb, especially in this current economic climate, but we will do it and you can help us to achieve our goal. Please have a look at the ‘ways to help’ section below and see if you can give us a helping hand up the ladder.
Ways You Can Help: Get Sponsored
Run a race, jump from a plane, climb a mountain, shave your head, break a record, even sit in a bath of baked beans… it doesn’t matter what you do, just have fun doing it and get people to sponsor you.
Monthly Gift Giving
Maybe you would like to choose Survivors Manchester as the charity you give to on a regular basis? Maybe you would like to complete one of our Standing Order Mandate forms which means your bank will transfer whatever amount you set on a monthly basis into our account. Its so easy to do click here to download a form to complete and send back to us at the address at the bottom of the form.
The simplest way you can help is by donating. Times are hard, money is tight but don’t forget (no matter how many times you’ve heard the phrase) every penny counts!
Survivors Manchester is registered with justgiving.com
You can pay directly into our bank.
Our details are: Co-operative Bank, Sort code: 08-92-99, Acc no: 65339486
To make a online donation, please click on the image to the left.
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Survivors Manchester has partnered with Amazon.co.uk through their associate’s program, Amazon Smile.
One simple and FREE way for you to assist in the work of Survivors Manchester is to buy your books, electronics, software etc at Amazon through the associate’s program. To use this facility please search for items on Amazon through the search box to your left.
When you make a purchase through our associate account smile.amazon.co.uk will donate 0.5% of the purchase price to Survivors Manchester. This 0.5% commission is not added to the purchase price and Survivors Manchester will not be informed of your purchases.
It is very important that we continue to raise the profile of Survivors Manchester and highlight the needs of male survivors. It is also vital that we continue to raise funds to help us continue not only the work we have started but also push forward and bring much more needed support services to male survivors, their friends and families!
Thinking of doing a fun run or race? Climbing a mountain? Jumping out of a plane? Breaking a World Record? or sitting in a bath of baked beans? Well if you are then why not do it in aid of Survivors Manchester and raise money for our cause! Auctions to information events, online and offline, we aim to use events to raise money, raise our profile and raise the issue that men are survivors too!
Contact us and let us know your plans at: firstname.lastname@example.org. Take a look at our past events for some inspiration:
Amongst over 40,000 people in the city centre of Manchester there were eight very important people who had got their P.E Kit on, made sure their pumps are clean, and stretched their ham strings so they could run like the wind and raise money for Survivors Manchester whilst BREAKING THE SILENCE!
Social Worker, Helen Fee, from Bolton CSE Team donned her pink top and set off, finishing with a fantastic time of 01:07:53.Following Helen’s wave was #TeamSurvivors from The People Experts, led by Survivor and #ChallengeTom bod, Tom Leavesley.
Team Survivors made a huge impression on the crowd in their branded running shirts emblazend with each of their names. Tom told us:
“Hearing the crowd shout my name was amazing and really cheered me on. I know the team felt the same way too.”
This was one of a number of events that Tom will be undertaking as part of #ChallengeTom, culminating in climbing Mount Kilimanjro.
The annual event enables Reach Out to raise much needed funds for their fantastic mentoring programmes that support work with children and young people in disadvantaged communities to raise aspirations and help them grow in character and competence.
Here at Survivors Manchester, we have been good friends with Reach Out for over 3 years now, thanks in part to our partnership’s funder Zurich Community Trust, which has seen us deliver workshops to their Post-16 group on “Sex, Relationships and Consent” and “Drugs and Alcohol Awareness”. This year, we are looking at what other ways we can support each other and after welcoming Manchester Mencap into the Zurich community partnership, its a really exciting time for the three charities and one that Zurich Community Trust are equally as excited about. Watch this space for further developments.
Back on the field and our fantastic team which made up of Survivors Manchester volunteers, service users, and a couple of trustees, made the semi-finals but lost out on a couple of goals. The team had a fantastic day and it was certainly fun for all the family. We even ended up helping another team with a couple of our volunteers and family members making up the numbers for the Zurich/Better Things.
We couldn’t be prouder of all the players and want to say a huge thank you to Beth (Zurich’s Manchester Office), Reach Out, Better Things, and all our lovely supporters. It’s so heart warming to see people living their lives and having fun. It makes us so incredibly proud.
Giving Christos a well earned rest, this year we had our first ever team of runners, 8 in total, put together by our very own trustee Lee Wakeham.
So as soon as it was time, our team tied their laces and after a few leg stretches, arrived at the starting line and off they went!
The whole team consisted of those guys that use our services, staff, trustees and supporters, who all came together to raise a whopping £1,800!
We are so proud of all of them and a huge thank you to Lee H, Lee W, Danny, John, Jess, Joe and Dan.
With a kit sponsored by Zurich Community Trust, the boys of Survivors Manchester FC took to the pitch in the Reach Out Manchester Charity Cup, playing against teams from Simply Health (congratulations on a fine win), Berrymans Lace Mawer (runners up), Glaisyers, Nando’s, Zurich, ArrowGlobal, Jones Lang La Salle, and Lewis & Hickey .
The event was a great success and despite not taking home the trophy, the silence was broken and some people stood up and got counted! Amazing!
The fourth year that the the amazing Christos Tsparounis has done it again.
Along with 40,000 other people, our No1 fundraiser ran the BUPA Gt Manchester 10k and finished in 56min 23 secs!
He continues to amaze us with his commitment to helping Survivors Manchester go from strength to strength!
Once again, for the third year running (doh! bad joke), our no1 fundraiser pounded to the streets of Manchester in the BUPA Great Manchester Run.
The amazing Christos Tsparounis ran the 10k course in 56 mins 11 secs and raised a whopping £850, 70% over his target! Christos has been a loyal supporter of Survivors Manchester since day 1 and we are so so proud of him.
Our Founder and Service Director, Duncan Craig, was honoured to be asked to be the first speaker at the 2011 Zurich Community Trust conference held in Reading.
At 9.30am, Duncan took to the stage and spoke about the work that Survivors Manchester does and how important it is that people begin talking about boys and men as victims and survivors.
Speaking from his personal experience on how hard it is to break the silence, Duncan commented that he was overwhelmed by the response from the Zurich staff and their offers of practical support and assistance for the organisation.
Survivors Manchester is proud to have been chosen as one of Zurich’s Local Partners and is so grateful for the support that they are giving
After months of training, one of our loyal How to Help took to the streets on Sunday 16th May 2010, for the BUPA Great Manchester Run.
The BUPA Great Manchester Run is Britain’s premier 10k course, attracting over 33,000 runners each year. The on-road course routes around some fantastic sites with race highlights being shown nationwide through BBC TV.
This was the second year Christos Tsaprounis has ran the Great Manchester Run for Survivors Manchester and he is a true winner in our eyes. Over the past two years, he has raised over £900 which goes directly to services supporting male survivors of sexual abuse and rape.
The BUPA Great Manchester Run took place in Manchester, on 17th May 2009. The 10km charity run attracts both amateurs, many in costume, and professional runners alike.
The event has been growing over the years since it started in 2003. We were delighted that friend and loyal supporter of Survivors Manchester, Christos Tspraonius, decided that his run was going to be in aid of Survivors Manchester and spent much preparation in the gym, early morning training and collecting sponsorship money.
Marathon runner Haile Gebrselassie won the men’s 10km race despite a strong head wind and wet weather and our own champion, Christos finished in 56mins and 5 seconds! Well done Champ!
Its Over To You
You may be sat there thinking “i’d really like to help” or maybe even “i know what i can do”… fantastic now all you need to do is get in touch. It doesn’t matter if your thoughts on how you can help aren’t listed, we are always more than happy to discuss your ideas with you.
So if you think you can offer any help with offers of rooms, equipment, time, your own skills and expertise, financial assistance, or even just a small donation, please don’t hesitate to contact us at email@example.com (please leave the automatic title in the subject line).
Every penny you can give us counts.
Every bit of time you can offer helps us continue our work.
Every message of support spurs us on further.
Thank you so much from all of us at Survivors Manchester: from myself, my trustees and most importantly from my fellow survivors for taking the time to look at the site, for thinking about supporting us and please, tell others that we’re here… you may just help a guy break the silence and that is the biggest gift you could give.