Canon Adrian Rhodes has joined the Volition team as our Volunteer Bee Coordinator. Known as the “Canon Apiarist” at Manchester Cathedral Adrian has been a beekeeper since 2011, keeping bees at home, on the roof of Manchester Cathedral and is mentor to our volunteers who look after the Beehives at Manchester Cathedral and the Printworks. […]Read More
Sir David Richards has become a patron of Volition Community following a visit last year to see the work of this charity. Welcoming Sir David, the Dean of Manchester thanked Sir David for his commitment to this programme which runs from Manchester and Liverpool Cathedrals. Sir David, encouraged at the outcomes of this programme of […]Read More
We currently have two bee hive cameras upon the flat roof of Manchester Cathedral, click on the play button below to view the bees and their hives.Read More
Volition participants visited Thompson Street Fire Station. Whilst there they learned about the different roles within the fire service along with how to prevent a fire in their own property’s.
They then had an opportunity to look around the fire station and what equipment a fire engine carries and for what purpose.
In the afternoon they all had a go at the cherry picker that is used to fight large scale fires in Greater Manchester one volunteer who was scared of heights eventually had a go and climbed up to 80ft.
They were then shown how to give CPR and had a go at it themselves.