Welcome to the MancSpirit movement
Greater Manchester is an amazing place filled with amazing people. People full of energy, ideas, creativity and passion. It has a thriving cultural activism which showcases the best of the myriad of communities that have chosen the area to live, work and play.
But it also has its problems. Homelessness, poverty, crime, disillusionment, addiction, violence and intolerance are just a few.
The question we asked ourselves is “Why can’t we harness the energy, vitality and imagination of the first paragraph to make a difference to the second?”
That is the question that led to the formation of MancSpirit
There is a special energy, a real identity and a strong spiritual force that exists in this region. There is a long tradition of people fighting for positive change and not being afraid to say when something is wrong. It is a region where it has suffered hardships and found its own ways to overcome them – and it always will!
At times it can be a place where the lessons are cruel, but those lessons bring with them a fierce lust for life and a strong desire to thrive as a survivor and not give in and become a victim.
The sense of community that has disappeared from many other regions, in Greater Manchester, still refuses to be smothered by fear and despair. People will go out of their way to help another, no matter what the risks.
So a group of us, that have unrivalled experience of what the area has to offer and where the perils may lie, came together to give this energy a home.
To provide ‘Manc’ solutions to ‘Manc’ problems.
That is the essence of