A short video showcasing Manchester Cathedral Bees by Adam York Gregory Manchester Cathedral Bees from Adam York Gregory on Vimeo. Bee Hive Cameras 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. Heavenly […]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
What a difference a year makes! As I wander through the silence of the Cathedral, making my way to the spiral staircase that will take me to the roof, I am reminded that only a year ago we were celebrating Manchester City’s Premier League title win. The Cathedral was bustling with people and equipment the […]Read More
Eleven members of Hard Rock Cafe Manchester took part in this year’s Great Manchester Run, raising £1,000 for their chosen charity, Volition Community at Manchester Cathedral. The team from Hard Rock Cafe, one of Manchester’s longest running, much-loved city centre food and live music venues, ran 111 km between them to support and raise awareness of the work that Volition do.
Volition Community is Manchester Cathedral’s volunteer programme, who seek to move the long-term unemployed back into work through volunteering. They help create a structured pathway to support individuals back into society, including employability training, mock interviews, mentoring, and mental health support; through their award winning Employer Partnership scheme.
The Hard Rock Cafe team included management, chefs, hosts, bartenders, and marketing. Some were seasoned runners, others big sports fans; but all wanted to make a difference for Hard Rock’s chosen local charity. The Hard Rock team “could not think of a charity more deserving than Volition, who work tirelessly to help those who need a little bit of support and confidence to find their feet again within a working environment.”
Anthony O’Connor, Director of Volition Community has said “On behalf of everybody at Volition I would like to thank the team at Hard Rock for choosing to raise money for us. With partnerships like ours, we can provide structured support to help people back into work. This donation will ensure our Volition volunteers can continue to help out at our bee hives on the roof of the Cathedral and the Printworks.”
The Hard Rock Cafe runners are planning to raise money for Volition again at next year’s run!