Super League rugby team Salford Red Devils have joined forces with Greater Manchester Mayor’s Charity for the launch of a brand new campaign, known as ‘Circle Home’, to tackle homelessness in the region. Circle Home will be Greater Manchester’s biggest ever sponsored walk, with every mile covered raising pounds towards changing people’s lives.
The community owned club blew the starting whistle on the launch of the Greater Manchester Mayor’s Charity’s brand new campaign, Circle Home, announcing that they are dedicating their home game against Warrington Wolves on Friday 8th September (7.45pm) for the cause. On Friday 8th September, one of the many walks over the Circle Home weekender will end at AJ Bell Stadium, with the opportunity to watch the Salford Red Devils game and be part of a united effort to tackle homelessness.
Circle Home will take place from Friday 8th September to Monday 11th September, with everyone in Greater Manchester invited to complete one or more stages of the GM Ringway– Greater Manchester’s Walking Trail. The 300km trail is broken down into 20 stages, circling the whole of the city region, with every leg accessible by public transport.
Paul King, Managing Director of Salford Red Devils, said: “We are so proud to give our support to this campaign and to be working with the Greater Manchester Mayor’s Charity in spotlighting and tackling one of our region’s most urgent of social issues. We are committed to being there for our community – just as our community are so often there for us – and we look forward to welcoming everyone to the Salford Stadium in September.”
Andy Burnham, Mayor of Greater Manchester Mayor’s Charity said: “I am always inspired by the community of Greater Manchester coming out in droves to support Greater Manchester Mayor’s Charity in their mission to end rough sleeping and homelessness across our city-region. What we’re doing is working. But we cannot stop now.
“Circle Home offers everyone in Greater Manchester the opportunity to reap the benefits of exploring the great outdoors whilst raising money for an important cause. It’s great to launch this event in partnership with Salford Red Devils, a community club doing their bit for the community. Their support means a lot to the charity.”
There’s lots of ways people can get involved in the Circle Home weekender, whether you’re a business taking your team or clients out to explore what Greater Manchester has to offer, or looking to spend time with family and friends in the great outdoors. Circle Home is aimed at getting people out enjoying Greater Manchester’s stunning natural spaces, all while raising money for a good cause.
Would-be walkers are encouraged to find out more and start fundraising here.