Summer hydration tips for the elderly

‘Volunteering has helped me feel part of the community’

‘I wanted to do volunteering as I have worked with elderly people as a speech and language therapist and as I had some time I wanted to spend time just chatting as I can’t do that in my job!  I have also done a counselling course recently and I think it’s a shame that so […]

Friendships really can change lives!

Our volunteers really are invaluable! We want to say a huge thank you to you all for your dedication and for the impact you have in your local community! Please have a look at this touching account from Dorothy, on how she feels her life has been enhanced by her befriender. If you want to […]

Our fundraising heroes!

Darren, Gaige, Harley and Mark, employees at The Human Support Group, completed the Manchester 10k on Sunday 22nd May 2016. The team have varied experience of running and all saw the 10k as a big challenge, however they all managed to complete the race in under an hour! The team chose to donate their sponsorship […]

Solicitors turn footballers for charity!

The staff at the Manchester branch of Mills and Reeve LLP have been fundraising throughout the year collecting donations via  a football tournament, bake sales and other events to raise money for charity. The law firm selected Cyril Flint Volunteers as their joint office Charity of the year 2015 – 2016 after a recommendation from one of […]

Volunteering Makes You Feel Good!

Befriending undoubtedly brings lots of benefits to the person who receives a volunteer visits. Increased confidence, mood and wellbeing are all areas improved by receiving a befriending visit. However did you know being a Volunteer also brings with it a bunch of positive effects on your health too? Mental Health A recent report by the […]

Spring into Befriending

Spring is nearly upon us and with it brings a sense of optimism, renewed vitality and (hopefully!) the urge to make a difference to your local community. We hold a number of recruitment sessions throughout Greater Manchester. Sessions are fun, informal and informative and offer a great introduction to volunteering and how being a Befriender […]

Supported Volunteering in action

Looking around our regular supported volunteering session last week and we couldn’t help but beam with pride. Some of the group were busy writing CV’s with a member of our team, others were having a brew and chatting about how they never really got out before they joined the group. Part of the session was […]

Money Changes Everything….

Or so Cyndi Lauper said! Did you know Billions of pounds are given to charities every year, but most of this money finds its way to the highest profile names – which leaves smaller organisations without the power of well known brands struggling to survive? As disposable income remains low for many of us this […]