Looking back on 2023 with our business engagement campaign and event

January 3rd, 2024
GMYN staff and supporters at The Feel Good Club

We have had a great 2023 at GMYN, with lots of highs to celebrate with our young people and staff.

A real highlight for us to look back on is the businesses engagement campaign and event that took place last year.

Our campaign to boost business support for GMYN was a great success, which was displayed on over 90 screens in Manchester city centre, featuring some of the young people we support.

We are proud that the young people designed and led the campaign from start to finish. The young people met frequently to discuss what GMYN means to them, and how they wanted to convey this in the campaign.

At the end of the campaign being shown on the billboards, we held a breakfast event for businesses to hear more about us and to pledge their support.

There were over 70 people in attendance at the breakfast business event at the Feel Good Club. Through seeing the campaign over the two months it was shown on JCDecaux’s digital advertising screens, businesses came to hear more about the charity to see how they could provide support.

There were many speakers at the event, but the young people who have been the driving force of the campaign stole the show.

Scott, one of the young people speaking at the event, says: “I really do think people should pledge their support because this charity has helped me so much and it’s made me the person I am today.”

Another young person who took part in the campaign and featured on one of the billboards, Luke, spoke at the event: “GMYN means a lot to me because over the past four or five years I’ve been involved with a variety of projects from the youth voice group to representing care leavers in different boroughs of Manchester. 

“GMYN has helped me with so many life skills and they have pushed me to be who I am today.”

There was a great buzz at The Feel Good Club where it was evident that everyone in attendance was excited to learn more about how they could support us, with many people pledging to help GMYN with what they can offer.

For more information on how you or your business could support us, see more information here.

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