Be a champion fundraiser – like Shirley!

Supporter Shirley (in the middle, above) completed not one, but two, running challenges in a year – raising over £1,000 for Venture Arts.

Her epic ‘feet’ of endurance saw her cover a whopping total of 185km. Shirley explains the inspiration behind her incredible effort:

“Our son Michael has been attending Venture Arts for about three years now. During lockdown it provided an absolute lifeline with virtual workshops, get togethers and, of course, the Friday afternoon disco. Michael has benefited from so many opportunities and experiences thanks to Venture Arts. It was wonderful to be able to give something back in the form of fund raising through both the Warm-hearts Winter Challenge and the Great Manchester Run.”

Michael also contributed to the Warm-hearts Challenge – creating artwork for the campaign. Here’s what he had to say about his Mum:

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“I think it is brilliant that my Mum did the Warm-hearts Winter Challenge and I liked going to watch her in the Great Manchester Run and meeting everyone else from Venture Arts after the run was finished.”

We’re so grateful to Shirley and all our fundraisers.

If you are interested in doing a challenge event or organising a different kind of fundraising activity, we’d love to hear from you. Contact or call 0161 232 1223.